Currently listening to Radar Detector by Darwin Deez and drinking coke-wine – a poor woman’s sangria.
Upon my arrival in Glasgow on a layover to Spain, I went to the book store because I was desperately in need of something to pass the 10-wait with. After much perusing, I decided on a book that I would not have sought out on purpose but intrigued me with its chapter titles. SuperFreakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner and a sequel to Freakenomics, is a book that explains why it’s an economically good idea to become a prostitute, how simple and cheap solutions usually are the best and the way in which monkeys understand the value of the dollar – and the pleasures that can come from monetary exchange. If you are looking for a casual read or even something to sink your teeth into, I highly recommend this book. It’s changed my views on global warming, the health care systems and, obviously, monkeys. I think one of the more interesting things I learned was that, on a per-mile basis, a drunk walker is 8 times more likely to get killed than a drunk driver. Lesson learned: “Friends don’t let friends walk drunk.”
For more fun facts – and I promise there are more – please pick up this book. I’m sure the more money that comes in because of this book will prompt a third installment.
More will come tomorrow about my visit to London’s tourist attraction, the British Museum and my amazing trip to the wonderful country known to English-speaking individuals as Spain.