According to Morning Edition, the commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is named Col. Norvell Coots.
Part of my daily routine is reading the newspaper comics each morning - at least, it used to be. I fell behind at some point and then felt overwhelmed in getting back into it. Finally I've started trying to catch up, reading one month's worth every week. In the process, I've discovered something I feel terribly guilty about - I missed the day when Cathy stopped running. But I've been making up for my failure to commemorate that event in the form of something that would make her guilty - chocolate cake. A year back or so, I purchased a Cathy-shaped cake pan, manufactured in 1983 by Wilton Industries [a company based in my hometown of Woodridge, Illinois!]. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I tested it out with the help of my buds Hannah and Becca:
Click here for the final picture of the Cake in all its glory.
And now a lumpier, more patriotic Cathy:
The trend of turning 19th century literary classics into novelty novels by adding monsters has finally come to Germany. Winnetou, Karl May's bizarre epic of the American West that was the topic of my thesis paper in college, has been lucky enough to be spruced up in a new version by Peter Thannisch:
"The reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies became an international bestseller. Now you can finally experience the most famous and most beloved of German classics anew, for Karl May only told half the truth about the Wild West in his manuscript for Winnetou. Did you know that Old Shatterhand had a weakness for young werewolf girls? Or that Apaches howl at the moon and that pale-faces take refuge from the sunlight in coffins? Where werewolves hold swimming competitions and redskins scalp clueless tourists, so begins the adventure of Winnetou Among Werewolves. The greatest adventure of the Wild West - with an extra portion of werewolves."
[poor translation my own]