I sent an email (okay, a diatribe) to a good friend yesterday — not directed at her but about something that matters a great deal to both of us. Initially, I wasn’t quite sure how to read this part of her response: “Wow – you have a lot of gingersnap in you!” Should I take that as a compliment, I wondered? Short answer: yes! Everyone knows girls are made of sugar and spice — but not in equal measures, day to day. Sometimes life’s recipe calls for a pinch of sugar; sometimes it requires heaping handfuls. Same thing with spice.
Tangentially related matter: Apparently, President Bush doesn’t do email.
“I tend not to email or — not only tend not to email, I don’t email, because of the different record requests that can happen to a president. I don’t want to receive emails because, you know, there’s no telling what somebody’s email may — it would show up as, you know, a part of some kind of a story, and I wouldn’t be able to say, `Well, I didn’t read the email.’ `But I sent it to your address, how can you say you didn’t?’ So, in other words, I’m very cautious about emailing.”
However, it seems Bush is a tad more comfortable with Googling:
“One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see that. I forgot the name of the program, but you get the satellite and you can — like, I kind of like to look at the ranch on Google, reminds me of where I want to be sometimes. Yeah, I do it some.”
Someone recently sent me an email, challenging me to Google the word ‘failure‘. Click on the link if you’re one who likes gingersnaps.