QotD: Best Day

What is your favorite day of the week? I bet I'm in the majority when I say Saturday. Sunday has this duplicitous thing going where the morning is all smiles and the evening is all welcome-to-the-working-week solemnity. I think If the 24 hours that straddle Saturday and Sunday could be a day, that would be… Continue reading QotD: Best Day

QotD: Happy President's Day!

Ever run for office?  (School, club, organization, politics, etc.)  Did you get elected? When I was in London doing my year abroad in college, I lived in the international hall — the lovely and antequated Connaught Hall in Tavistock Square. Aside: You can always spot a recently-returned study abroad student by their use of the… Continue reading QotD: Happy President's Day!

QotD: Favorite Poem

What is one of your favorite poems?Submitted by marvel is my pen name. I think I first read this on a bathroom stall at the Alpha Delta Phi house. Homilyby Jim Harrison These simple rules to live within — a blackpen at night, a gold pen in daylight,avoid blue food and ten-ounce shotsof whiskey, don't… Continue reading QotD: Favorite Poem

QotD: Next On My Itinerary

What's the next country you want to visit?  Submitted by Schomer. Tie between Thailand, Norway, and Japan. I have enough freq flier miles to pull off any one of those, but it's hard to beat the inertia that keeps me on the ground and full up with business travel. I'm also overdue for a visit… Continue reading QotD: Next On My Itinerary

QotD: In-Flight Entertainment

How do you pass the time during a flight?  What do you bring in your carry-on? I usually carry: The most recent The Believer mag A few issues of London Review of Books (this is sometimes the first shot I get at reading them) Nintendo DS Lite iPod Helio Drizzift One novel-sized book, most recently… Continue reading QotD: In-Flight Entertainment

QotD: Your Cheatin' Heart

Have you ever been cheated on? Ever cheated?  Submitted by Joe. If in high school you dated a girl who took a trip to Israel, consider yourself cheated on. I don't know what that's about, but it seems like all high school girls who take the Israel trip come back as homewreckers. Man law? Read… Continue reading QotD: Your Cheatin' Heart