Archive August 2009

Selling books by the page 0

Dear Bradshaw,

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I only recently found out you’re supposed to put one space between sentences when writing on computer. Can you believe that? All this time I’ve been putting two, just like they taught me in school, and then somebody went and changed the rules and didn’t tell me. What I want to know is 1) who’s responsible, and 2) why wasn’t I informed? Here I’ve been writing on a computer for two decades and only now, two days ago to be exact, does it come to my attention that I’ve been doing it all wrong. This causes me to consider many other things, Bradshaw buddy. For example, should I still discourage children from playing with matches? Is it no longer okay to light cats on fire? Was Stalin the bloodthirsty dictator history reveals him to be, or have the history books been rewritten to portray him as a heart-warming philanthropist? continue reading »

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The tip of a prickle 0

Dear Bradshaw,

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I’ve finally solved our wasp problem. They’d been frequenting our terrace for months and, as soon as I realized they’d built a hive in our only plant, a cactus, I grabbed a broom, cracked open the door, and (terrified of bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and every flying, stinging insect) poked the handle end of the broom outside. I knocked the pot around until the wasps had evacuated, and when the coast was clear, I ran out, grabbed the pot, and carried it through the living room and out the front door. continue reading »

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