A reader reacts to Mainspring [ Powell’s | Amazon thb | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Audible ] — They couldn’t finish it. As I said in comments recently, I find bad reviews far more interesting than good ones. This is no exception.
I before E — Language Log on (misconstrued) grammar silliness. I say “potato”, you say “potatoe”.
Who decided the day should be divided into 24 hours? — A Straight Dope classic. As usual, blame the Babylonians. I’m personally more fascinated by the consistent persistency of the seven day week cycle.
?otD: How many Mondays in a month of Sundays?
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning’s weigh-in: 220.0
Currently reading: Cordelia’s Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold (reread of omnibus edition)