Thursday, July 23, 2009
--The next book up for me is Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tatto. It is 600 pages, so it may be a while before you hear from me again about the book.
--I have a reading list, but all the blog suggestions get in the way. I came to Larsson's book because of a blog suggestion. I understand the sentiment in Corey's blog title The Drowning Machine. I have so many books I want to read.
--Do you know what the name of the product WD-40 stands for? Yesterday I read the obituary of 84-year-old John Barry, the man who made WD-40 a household product. The slippery stuff was developed for the space program, to keep rust off rockets and smaller tools. Barry didn't invent it, but he helped name it and created the marketing mechanism which made it so popular. The product was invented to displace water. They got the right formula on the 40th try. The name means Water Displacement-40th attempt. I thought you couldn't live without knowing that.