You want thingamabobs? I got twenty.

Thanks to Dooce’s archives, I have songs and scenes from The Little Mermaid stuck in my head.  Speaking of her archives, though, sometime back in late 2007 (maybe early 2008), she pointed her readers to this site, created by a woman who rescued a baby coyote and raised it.  More importantly, she posted adorable pictures of the tiny thing.  I haven’t looked around that much yet, so I don’t know how she handles the issues that most likely came up as she raised a wild animal, but it must have been interesting.

From Nancy Nall’s post today, I found (and came late to the party, apparently, but that’s not unusual for me) I Write Like, which supposedly compares your writing samples to those of famous authors.  I plugged in a blog post from a week ago or so, and found that

I write like
Agatha Christie

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Well, that’s pretty cool, but maybe it’s because I just finished reading an Agatha Christie mystery.  So I plugged in a different blog post and got

I write like
P. G. Wodehouse

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Again, I can live with that.  So I plugged in another post.  Mario Puzo.  Hmm.  Another post: Vladimir Nabokov.  Um, yeah.  So I agree with Nancy – it’s gotta be random.  Fun, but not enlightening.  I googled it and found this from a NYT blog.  End of story, I think.

Zoot alors, I have missed one!


  1. Jessica

    Oh, hell. I’m now going to have “Les poissons, les poissons, how I LOVE les poissons” stuck in my head for the rest of the day. The cats love that song.

    I spent a good part of my afternoon yesterday delving into the Daily Coyote. Sounds to me like it worked out well. And Charlie (the coyote) is gorgeous as he gets older.

  2. Zannah

    Tokenblogger, at least you were consistent. I got a different writer every time.

    Jess and Spokeit – you’re welcome. 🙂 I figured it would be a refreshing change from “Hey, Soul Sister”.

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