Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Wordplay in the Wild

In Hasbro's Scrabble Beta (their legal answer to Facebook's Scrabulous), the "loading" screen spells out "LOADING" using Scrabble tiles on the board background.  Normally this doesn't make me look twice, but on this particular move, I did a double-take.  What you see at the bottom is my rack.

What were the odds?  Probably not long, given how much Scrabble I play.  But still--it was fun to see and I had to share.  

(Oh--and I couldn't play it anywhere.  Curse of the endgame.)  

2 Comments:

OpenID leemoyer said...

I sometimes feel like Scrabble has it's own rather wicked sense of humor. And then I realize that spotting patterns is a risk as well as a reward....

Great work on TAL, btw.

9/08/2008 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow--you could have played it if loading had been the first move of your opponent! put the l above the i--on and ag are good. that would have been fun!

9/08/2008 9:23 AM  

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