January 2007


I need to run a playtest for a murder mystery game in a month or so. I need at least six players plus myself, with spots for up to twelve players. It’s meant to be played over four hours and can include food and beverages. The setting is a luau; the name is “Lei’d to

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Word of the Day.

This week’s theme: words that have many unrelated meanings. fizgig (FIZ-gig) noun 1. A squib: a type of firework made with damp powder that makes a hissing sound when exploding. [From fizz, a clipping of fizzle, from fysel (to break wind).] 2. A kind of top spun by pulling a string wound around it. 3.

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Books of Love.

I love books. The books I love most themselves contain love–they’re either about love, or they celebrate the love of something in particular. I threw in a lot of series, so I didn’t bother counting them exactly, but I think I’m around fifty entries. I tried to keep away from the things everyone listed, but

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Kate’s List

Same rules, different list, from Kate: Adventures in the Screen Trade, William Goldman And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie * Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery * Black Beauty, Anna Sewell Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White The Club Dumas, Arturo Perez-Reverte Confessions of An Ugly

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Genre Book Meme

The instructions were: Bold the ones you’ve read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved. 1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien * 2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov3. Dune, Frank Herbert * 4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert

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Flavor Forecast

McCormick spices puts together a flavor forecast every year. In 2007: Clove and Green Apple Thyme and Tangerine Tellicherry Black Pepper and Berry Sea Salt and Smoked Tea Lavender and Honey Crystallized Ginger and Salted Pistachio Cumin and Apricot Toasted Mustard and Fennel Seeds Wasabi and Maple Caramelized Garlic and Riesling Vinegar I could do

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