Tuesday, February 12

The 2-Squared Questions

2+2 = 2x2 = 22 = 4

That is enough math nerdery for today. Now, to the Four Questions!

Q. What is Dave wearing today?
A. Dave is wearing a blue polo shirt and a pair of brown khaki pants.

Q. How does Dave feel today?
A. Dave feels he should imbibe more caffeine before trying to assess his situation.

Q. What are the factors affecting Dave's mood today?
A. Dave feels tired. Ergo, the previous statement about the caffeine.

Q. What are the last five books Dave has seen people reading at Starbucks?
A. Dave replies:
  • "Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Co-founder" by Kenny Moore
  • "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett (an Oprah's Book Club selection)
  • The Bible
  • "When Madeline Was Young" by Jane Hamilton
  • "Glory: Experiencing the Atmosphere of Heaven" by Ruth Ward Heflin
Dave tips his hat to Pauly McGuire, who often lists the books he sees other people reading on the Subway in New York. If there were a light rail system in Tampa, Dave would use it and keep track of the books other people read on it.

2 comments:

Dr. Pauly said...

The Bible, no way!!

I'm trying to compile a similar list for Las Vegas. It's been three years and I'm up to 4 books. No one reads in this town. Although I once saw someone reading a Noam Chomsky book inside a casino in London.

Tampa Gypsy said...

At least people are reading, right? Or, in some cases, pretending to read. I personally am offended and annoyed by the scourge of Oprah's book selection. I am currently reading "Love in the Time of Cholera," by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, after reading "Memories of My Melancholy Whores," selected purely for its title ... and I have to endure the Oprah stamp every time I pick up the book.