Flashquake and 6 other things
• The Weight of Seasons
• On Seeing the Body Hit Ice (editor's pick)
Check out the artwork of Wolff Bowen in this issue — its' absolutely gorgeous. Never seen anything like it.
6 things I'll bet no one knew about me:
Have been tagged by Michi into revealing 6 virtues about myself. No sins — because I realize that anything I state here may be used against me in the court of law. Hee.
I'm a southpaw. And so is the husband. According to Stanley Coren in The Left-Hander Syndrome, there is a high probability that the cause of our left-handedness is brain damage. No kidding.
I have two white hairs on my head which never fail to freak me out.
I share the same birthday with Harry Sinclair Lewis, Edith Sitwell, Elia Kazan, Buddy Holly, Chrissie Hynde, and —last, but not the least— Melvin Edward Mays (one of FBI's most wanted).
Okay, this should've been a job for Nicole: Once I left garlic, hot pepper and olive oil sizzling in a saucepan too long. The whole thing caught fire. When I saw the two-foot flame, I also had a brief vision of the condo burning to the ground — and the whole town pointing sooty, accusing fingers at me. I was already thinking about how to haul all the computers out of the house. Thank heavens the husband got home that moment and managed, after burning off the hair on his arms, to put the saucepan under the faucet. The spicy-hot smoke was particularly painful to nose, eyes and throat — I felt as if I'd been dipped in a pool of Tabasco acid.
I like my steak raw and all bloody, please.
No sense denying it: I'm a Lit major drop-out.
It's Cathy's birthday:
Discovered through Answers.com that Cathy Guisewite is celebrating today. I've got particularly fond memories of reading her comic strips in my —erm— youth. Had a good friend who kept me hooked on books and books of her stuff. Damn, but I never imagined she was this old (1950). Hee.