Friday, June 01, 2007

Postage Stamp of the Week: Love You, Dad! / Crossword Report: May '07

Friday, June 1: Time for both the Postage Stamp of the Week™ and my monthly Crossword Report™. Fortunately, I can kill two birds with one stamp, this crossword- sporting 1987 commemorative. Coincidentally, I love my glasses- wearing, coffee-drinking, occasionally crossword-solving dad, and Father's Day™ is just around the corner. I call it the perfect storm.

Not so perfect has been my crossword habit of late, which has been in a serious slump for the last month or so. However, I've been super-busy, just having put in a 60-hour week at my new job and moving residences. Suck on that.

Crosswords in Pop Culture:

Bill Clinton clued a special New York Times Magazine crossword on Sunday May 6, inspiring a similar pair of lame late-night quips: "The clue for 9 down was 'synonym for pain in the ass, rhyming with Millary'" (Conan O'Brien); "32 across, four-letter word for 'Hillary'" (Craig Ferguson).

A crossword-themed ad for Requip™, a prescription drug that treats Restless Legs Syndrome™, recently began airing on primetime network television. We see an RLS-afflicted woman relaxing on a chaise lounge, leisurely working a crossword puzzle with her legs not spazzing out -- watch it here. My glasses-wearing, coffee-drinking, occasionally crossword- solving dad takes Requip™; selenium supplements from Trader Joe's™ do the trick for me.

Crossword Report: January '07
Crossword Report: February '07
Crossword Report: March '07
Crossword Report: April '07
Total crosswords solved in May 2007: 34
Total crosswords solved in 2007: 349
On pace to solve in 2007: 844