Why does Fred call you “Bessie?” It’s funny – when I first moved to Alabama, he actually called his computer and his car “Bessie” because, as he told me, that’s what he called his favorite things. It was kind of a default name for things he liked. Slowly, over the course of the next few years, he started calling me Bessie, saying “Because you’re my favorite favorite thing!” And ever since, the computer and car are no longer Bessie, and I am. I wasn’t sure whether I cared for the nickname at first, but I’ve grown to really like it. Also, his grandparents were named Fred and Bessie, so it’s sort of an homage to them. (Back to FAQ page) Reader Laurie asks: Do you know anything more about the TV shot that you guys did a month or so ago? When/where is it going to air, etc.? Those of you new to the journal can go read the whole story about the TV shoot in my diet journal, starting here. It was for Bullshit!, which will be premiering January 24th on Showtime, but we’re apparently not in the first show – that one’s about “Talking to the Dead” – and we’ve heard nothing from the assistant producer who set it up. We’ll keep y’all informed, though. (Back to FAQ page) Okay, that’s it for today, folks. Think happy thoughts for me at 3:15 central time, won’t you?]]>