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SK, I love your blog, but this may be my favorite post of all. (Perhaps because I'm 2/3 of the way through the first Hunger Games book.) Brilliantly written, this entry.

Suburban Kamikaze

I'm glad you liked it. I hope it didn't spoil the book for you. It's a very compelling story as long as you can suspend knowledge of the fact that in real life, teenagers will fight to the death over bacon.



best sum up of parenting ...

"honed over more than decade of carving, scooping and counting out treats for the beady-eyed little forensic accountants known as "children."

They never count the chicken in chicken a la king.

Suburban Kamikaze

No, but they could weigh it, couldn't they? Or measure it down to some fraction barely visible to the naked eye? Either way, the king's chicken would not go uncontested, if only on principle.


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