Last night, there was a potluck at my friends Ben and Beverly’s house in Santa Clara (theme: sticky foods). Mary, Abigail and I carpooled there, in order to conserve Earth’s precious natural resources and discuss critical issues of the day, such as whether or not the song on the radio was by Styx. To get … Read more
At least, I think I can. Now: Embedding a YouTube video in the blog. Did it work?
This year, the producers of American Idol have decided to choose the song to be sung by the winner in the finale from a national competition. This is my entry, a song that I think really expresses the true, innermost feelings of the winner at the moment of victory (lyrics only as, sadly, I have … Read more
When you are at a fancy restaurant, and you ask the waitress for some water, and she asks you “Still or sparkling?” what do you say to prevent yourself for having to pay eight dollars for a pint of Norwiegan tap water? Do you say sparkling? Do you say still? No! You say tap!
The nominees for the 2007 Edgar Awards were announced today and Cornelia (who I will from now on refer to as “my close personal friend, Cornelia Read”) is up for best first novel! So, you know, yay!
Here comes Peter CottontailHopping down the bunny trailBearing humanitarian aidAnd a nuclear non-proliferation treaty. (thanks, again, to Karen for the link)
Not me, that’s for sure. See? I do art! What? What?
. . . As a bad example. Really, were you expecting anything else? Brilliant bestselling author Tess Gerritsen based a recent blog post on a recent comment of mine on why I can’t manage to write stories in a scientific setting, because I get too caught up in the details and trying to get everything … Read more
No, web! Thanks to the fine folks at Blogger, now even an html-incompetent person like me can add links to her blog, so I have. Enjoy.
Caltech Men’s Basketball Team Wins First Game In Ten Years The funny thing is, their last win seems to have happened when I was a sophomore, and yet I remember nothing of this momentous occasion. (Ben? David? Help me out here; was there a party and I just wasn’t invited?) I do remember that CNN … Read more