Monday, February 14, 2011

The DiMartino Method

For years, I've admired my friend Joanie's systems for keeping track of which books she's read on her bookshelf. She takes gold foil star stickers (the types teachers use) and sticks them on the spines of the books that she read.

I decided to finally do it. I bought the stickers and put them on all the books I read. I was expecting lots of gold on my bookshelves, but once I put stickers on the books, I realized I've hardly read anything on my shelves! I have to get to work!

My poem about turducken is up at Snakeskin's food issue!

Mine is in the "Main Dishes Section."

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Is anyone else excited to see Watson play Jeopardy next week? The computer is playing against Ken Jennings, who won 74 Jeopardy games in a row, and Brad Rutter, who won the most money on Jeopardy ($3 million dollars). I would be excited just to see Ken Jennings back on Jeopardy, or just to see Watson on Jeopardy, but both of them on the show is extra wonderful! (I don't know anything about Brad Rutter so I don't have any feelings about him).

Since Kris and I found out Watson would be playing last month, we've been taping and watching Jeopardy every day. Jeopardy is something I like when it is on, but would never go out of my way to watch. I'm glad we decided to record it every day because it is so fun to watch and guess the questions, and Alex Trebeck is a great, charming host.