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!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Dave Fun Quiz: Before and After

Twenty words are clued below.  The ten "Before" words all undergo the same operation in order to become their "After" counterparts, which are in mixed order.  What is the operation--and for that matter, what would have been and/or will be a more thematically appropriate time to post this quiz?  (All words are between 4 and 7 letters long.)


1. Act coquettishly, like Sarah Palin
2. Trade
3. Plugs of tobacco
4. Brightly colored parrotlike bird
5.  A common utility
6.  React to an alarm clock
7.  Crash
8.  Make sanctified, like ground
9.  A male witch
10. Detroit hockey player


a.  Call of "anyone there?"
b.  Horse opera
c.  Pig noise
d.  Making renovations to
e.  Like an old bucket of song
f.  Mayhem
g. Mitchum-Russell film set in a foreign city
h. Lever 2000, e.g.
i.  Vacuum cleaner company
j.  Part of a rowboat

I'll show the matchups and explain the whole thing in a later post.  In the meantime, enjoy!



Anonymous DavidS said...

Cute. I know what's going on now, but there are a lot of clues I'm missing. Here are the ones I have so far (ROT13ed, so as not to spoil the fun.)


Also, a few where I am sure that I have one word, but I can't figure out which clue indicates its mate:


11/11/2008 8:51 AM  

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