1. How does New Hampshire get away with not having a sales tax?
2. What's with all the Subarus?
3. Is it possible to get tired of lobster?
4. People around here appear to eat an enormous amount of super-premium ice cream. Why aren't they fatter?
5. Why are families, who appear to demand long-term, unquestioning, unswerving love, so much ruder and harder to get along with than people who would, if asked to describe their relationship with me, employ the phrase "we're just good friends?" I'm just asking.
6. I have a clothes dryer I like to call Michael Drayton (because I'm a smartypants former English Major). Here's the deal: everything seems to be jogging along quite comfortably, and then without any warning whatsoever, the dryer breaks up with me--deciding, apparently randomly (although it might have something to do with the phases of the moon or its hormones or some such) "Nay, I have done: you get no more of me." It then stops working, and sits there, holding a load of hot wet clothes, looking sulky. Is this as rare a situation as I think?
7. If the answer to Question 6 is "yes," then how lucky am I to own what is perhaps the only Michael Drayton dryer in existence?
8. What, if anything, would its value be, if I decided to eBay it?
9. Is this why my daughter never has any clean underpants?
10. Is the Red Sox recent losing streak my fault? Or should I blame the dryer?