My sister's theory about why my brother and I have asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema and she doesn't is because before she was born, my brother and I lived near the oil refineries in Wilmington and Carson. My theory is that it's because she has an extra X-chromosome which prevents her from being saddled with all sorts of recessive traits.
"To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem." — Douglas Adams
"Web 2.0 was created so that people could publish cute photos of their cats. But this same cat dissemination technology has proved extremely helpful for activists, who’ve turned these tools to their own purposes." - Ethan Zuckerman (http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog...)
Thursday night turned out even more fun than I expected. Worked the door for my friends' nonfiction reading series event, read a brand new essay during open mic (and didn't choke, and people laughed at the right parts), met some cool new people, went to the "afterparty" & drank delicious wine.