I Go Columnar

April 16th, 2010

So. I have started writing a weekly column for the New York Times called¬† “Crib Sheet.” Rearing its ugly little head each Thursday, it will be a list of ten interesting and timely conversation topics for the weekend ahead.

Here is the second one that has run.¬† In it, we learn that my new mantra is something that Oprah Winfrey apparently once said about herself, “Oprah doesn’t do stairs.” My notion here is that, if you are asked to do anything you don’t wish to–clean the garage, have dinner in a neighboring state, turn the channel–simply reply, “Oprah doesn’t do stairs.” Then proceed as before.

UPDATE. Here are the columns for 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/29, 8/4, 8/11.