Ah, where to start, where to start?

I have christened this blog Asparagus Pee, Gooblek & Other Neat Stuff because I love neat stuff. I once dreamed of editing a major magazine publication called Neat Stuff that would be a general purpose magazine of the best articles about everything. I’m intrigued by things like asparagus pee – you eat a little bite of asparagus, and within minutes your pee smells funny all day – how odd is that?

Gooblek is something I just discovered my wife playing with with my 3 1/2 year-old daughter yesterday. It’s nothing but a stiff suspension of cornstarch in water, but it’s the neatest stuff you ever saw: you can slap it or break it or roll it around like a ball, but if you leave it stand for a second, it ‘melts’ into a shiny wet puddle. If you drop a ball of it, it damn near, but not quite, bounces.