We’ve all heard about streakers (no, not that naked kind of streakers), those extra-crazy runners among us who haven’t missed a day of running in ten years, or fifteen years. Here’s a wry tribute to a few of them (thanks to both Husband and EN for passing me the link). There’s a video, too…. This review of Nation, Terry Pratchett’s newest novel, amazingly manages to squeeze the following words all into one paragraph: tendentious, depredations, legerdemain, aphorist. Used elsewhere in the review, and also worthy of a visit to the dictionary: syncretic…. Slow people annoy me, bloggers who take a philosophical position about how the Slow Movement should be applied to their writing–while completely entitled to their position–annoy me even more…. When things are going so badly I need to be immediately amused while also assured that I am smarter than someone (anyone!), I visit this site and laugh and point for two minutes…. US Olympic sprinter Shawn Crawford gave his silver medal to Churandy Martina of the Netherlands Antilles four months after Olympic officials disqualified Martina for running out of his lane in the men’s 200 meters…. I just discovered the very helpful, very scary VeryRecent.com, which I used for Kara but stalkers could use for you… Alex Williams has made me cranky. It’s just not cool to crow about how you threw a smashing, stylish party on a budget when you’ve got an A-list party planner offering his services for free…. Ladies, did you all know Women’s Running magazine will soon appear on newsstands? Not so sure if we actually need our own running mag (more reviews on running skirts? She said/She said features on running while preggers? Motivational stories on “real-life” runners with boobs?). Anyway, they have a website and a blog if you care to check it out…. And just because I am really getting into the whole holiday anti-spirit this weekend, here’s a fun little one that made me laugh out loud. Someone pour me a double, this damn holiday gets longer every year.