Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Spencer by any other name

We’re watching a Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn movie. His name in the movie is Pat. He’s no Pat, Mo says. He’s a Robert. I’m thinking either one is better than Spencer.

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Why journalists drink

It’s almost 3:30 a.m. I am stuck in fourth gear. At midnight I was drinking industrial strength coffee. A guy named Marshall on our desk is the king of making coffee. His secret appears to be not adding much water. … Continue reading

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A question of a purely theoretical nature

What would happen if you accidentally poured a diet Coke into the toaster? Update: As I was pondering this, Mo just yelled from the kitchen, “DID YOU POUR COFFEE IN THE TOASTER?” Of course not, I was able to reply … Continue reading

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Damn. I wasted another wish.

Statistically speaking, what are the odds that the incredibly loud woman who always had the treadmill next to me at the Ahwatukee Y could have also moved to Texas, joined my gym and found her way to the TM next … Continue reading

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Hazel and me, the rematch

Mo asks exactly how the pick and roll works. (Mo doesn’t watch basketball much. OK, any.) “So I would just have to get between you and Hazel as you go by?” I suggest an elbow check. I am not confident … Continue reading

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