December 9th, 2007


Fact-checking, anyone?

The great tradition of inaccurate articles about "Wordplay" lives on (see

Tony Nauroth writes this in the Express-Times:

Let's see - the movie's year is wrong (maybe he got it from's erroneous listing), the title is improperly spaced, the tournament does not have 1000 people and run for a week, the quotes are almost all inaccurate, Merl's last name is wrong. Sigh.

I really had to use this avatar

I heard Will's 8:40 a.m. NPR segment, went to sleep, and woke up confused about what day it was. The clock said 5:30 and I thought it was early Monday morning, but soon ascertained it was still Sunday. Well that's a relief, I have work I'd like to send in by tomorrow.

I've been eating pizza all weekend, leftovers from a gathering at a puzzler's home Friday night. The guests included the visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tex, who I hadn't seen since 1992. Cool to the max.

M and J both have a big birthday coming up next month. We need a plan. I pretty much ignored that birthday myself; in fact I'm still in denial it ever happened.

The book "Joe College" by Tom Perrotta gave me a similar Yale vibe to "Chloe Does Yale" (i.e., I didn't like being there - see but the story wasn't as icky. Someone on has already requested it.

I need to stop buying bagged salad. It's pricey and always goes bad. It is not that hard to cut up lettuce and vegetables.