I just started reading Sleights of Mind by Stephen L Macknick and Susana Martinez-Conde, and it’s really good! It opens with a quote from Girl Genius, and then mentions how the authors are BFFs with James Randi, Daniel Dennett, and Teller from Penn & Teller, and I’m like “this is not a work of nonfiction—this is a fanfic. The best fanfic ever. Now when are all these amazing people going to start making out?”
Only instead of making out, they start talking about the neuroscience of magic, which is also pretty cool.
I need a job. I really want to work at a bookstore, not only because it would be awesome, but because it’s one of the few things I am absolutely, inarguably qualified for. But that doesn’t seem to be happening, so I’m trying to find an alternative. Hm, alternative. There’s a vitamin store pretty close to me, and I think I’d be really good at interacting with their customers. Let’s take a look.
Customer: Should I buy these vitamins?
Me: Have you seen a medical doctor? As in a doctor who went to medical school? And did he or she tell you that you were deficient in that vitamin? And was that diagnosis based on an actual test?
Me: Then no, don’t buy them.
Customer: Thank you, Sofia. You just saved me $30. You are the best sales clerk ever!
See? They have to hire me!
In other news, my mom has bronchitis, and is going to the herb store for
majickal faerie potion herbal tea. Because she HATES ME. ;_;