One afternoon about a month ago I was approaching that critical moment. You all know what I’m talking about: it happens between 2 and 4pm every day. That moment when my brain is fried and all I can think to do is lie down and nap under my desk (alas sub-desk napping is not exactly “appropriate” worker conduct, so I tend to opt for an afternoon cup of coffee instead). This is the time when my fuzzy mind makes its best and worst decisions. I count the following list among my best.
It was going to be my 15-minutes of fame! My first real publication! Alas, McSweeny’s rejected it with a very polite email:
Hi, Mollie -
Thanks for the read, but I'm afraid I'm going to pass on this one.
Like a tomato to the face, the rejection splattered all over me. I seriously considered responding (Dear Chris, Are you sure???) but I restrained myself and saved the list for Eat Run Read-ers.
So without further ado, here it is – embrace its awesomeness, or wonder about my late-afternoon sanity…and many thanks to 6x6 for the serial killer idea!
Heirloom Tomato Variety or Serial Killer Nickname?
- Money Maker
- The Candy Man
- Arkansas Traveler
- The Giggling Granny
- Tartar from Mongolstan
- Son of Sam
- Green Zebra
- Buttermilk Bluebeard
- Jersey Devil
- Deacon Jim
- Black Seaman
Heirloom Tomato Variety: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14,
Serial Killer Nickname: 2, 4, 7, 9, 12