October 28th, 2011

book cover humor

illness update

No classes today for Emily. At the moment she's sleeping, if not comfortably, so I haven't taken her temperature yet -- blessed be Nyquil. She was running around a 99 degree temp last night, I think. I'm sneaking up and down the basement stairs, throwing everything I can get my hands on into the laundry and soaking everything else with Lysol. I feel it's a losing battle. No symptoms for me yet, though.
Bear!

column: Halloween Costumes for Fending Off the Cold

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

            There’s probably no better timed holiday than Halloween. After all, it comes just before the two most frightening times on the calendar: Winter, and elections.

            It’s hardly surprising, then, that one popular Halloween mask is any famous politician. Two years ago I went out as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, stopped all the other Trick-Or-Treaters, and collected 28% of their candy. The only real drawback was the binding effect of the bra.

          

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