The Hypochondriac's Guide To Life. And Death. by Gene Weingarten
This book, which Beloved Sister sent me as a birthday present and which I opened early, is....really good. I mean, really, really good. Buy a copy. Laugh hysterically and stomp on the floor, and make your downstairs neighbor file a complaint with the apartment complex management. It is that good.
Part of the reason I love this book so much is that it explains the neurological exam in layman's terms, much more funnily than I could.
Four Emus Sauv Blanc/Semillon white wine, $4.89 on special at the Mini Mart
A good table white. It has a screw top, which facilitates drinking bottle number three or four, if you go that way. It's also good for making cream sauce with plenty of garlic and lots of heavy cream. Not too sweet, with a pleasant lemony flavor.
Stone Pale Ale
Lemony. There's that word again. I can drink approximately four ounces of this before I have to crawl off to bed, but Chef Boy assures me it's a fine IPA. From the makers of Arrogant Bastard Ale.
TIGI Bed Head Uptight Heat-Activated Curl Maker
It works. If you have moderately curly hair, it'll make you Ringlet Girl or Boy. However, it is heat activated, so you'll have to blow-dry with a diffuser with the dryer set on 'hot'. Which necessitates Biolage Ultra-Hydrante conditioner. Which also works magic.
Since I have been using these two products (four days) I have had three people describe me as "beautiful." That's a better track record than even Dior DiorShow Mascara.
Avoid. He fired two liberal bloggers I adore, Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan (or maybe not; check this space for updates) because reich-wing weirdos got their panties in an uproar. I'm going for Obama this year.