Friday, August 31, 2007

If you want me to buy something

1. Put a cat on it
2. Make it pink
3. Give it a French theme

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Oldest

I think it's awesome that the world's oldest woman suggests that poetry helped her live longer.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Non-native snakes

I recently watched an old Scientific American Frontiers episode about brown tree snakes that were accidentally introduced into Guam in the 1940's (previously, they had no snakes on the island) and the snakes wiped out the native bird population.

Because the snakes are such a problem in places that don't have native snakes (like Hawaii), there are actually snake-sniffing dogs at airports in those countries. They don't use German Shepards like we do in most of the US to sniff bombs or drugs. In Guam, they use terriers and in Hawaii they use Beagles.

Friday, August 03, 2007

I am really happy to hear that Charles Simic is the next poet laureate

I was stolen by the gypsies. My parents stole me right back. Then the gypsies stole me again, this went on for some time. One minute I was in the caravan suckling the dark teat of my new mother, the next I sat at the long dining room table eating my breakfast with a silver spoon.
It was the first day of spring. One of my fathers was singing in the bathtub; the other one was painting a live sparrow the colors of a tropical bird.

--Charles Simic

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The UPS guy doesn't know I got a job

When he dropped off my package, he said "I figured you'd be home."

Yeah, it is the same guy that made a comment before.