I plan on eating nothing but fudge and drinking
nothing but egg nog this holiday season. Is this as unhealthy
as people say it is?
– Just wondering,
Ryan in Durango
This is actually not as unhealthy as you may have heard. As
long as the eggnog is heavily spiked with rum and the fudge
is fresh, you could survive at least a week on nothing else.
I just hope you don’t have roommates because the backside
of that nutritious diet could be pretty scary.
– Seasons Greetings,
I am 31 years old and work at an office job. The
other day, I decided to relive my youth and cure my boredom
by sniffing some White-Out. I enjoyed the experience, and now
I can’t stop. My co-workers are starting to notice my
new “attitude.” What should I do?
– A regretful sniffer
Dear Regretful Sniffer,
No need to feel regretful. You are not the first office worker
to dip his or her nose into the company White-Out. Although
fun for the moment, it is probably really bad for your brain.
I suggest you go cold turkey and surf the Internet like everyone
else who works in an office. You can probably even find a Web
site dedicated to White-Out sniffing freaks like yourself.
– Happy Trails,
I have a chance to go out to my friend’s farm
and kill my own turkey for Thanksgiving. Do you think it’s
worth my time or should I just buy a Butterball? Or perhaps
a bottle of Wild Turkey?
For a life-and-death experience, I would go kill your own turkey.
However, how you do it is up to you. Then I would run, not walk,
to the liquor store, buy the biggest bottle of Wild Turkey they
have, drink it all and try to forget the horrible thing you’ve
– Gobble gobble,
Jeff Humphreys from Lady Falconburgh’s
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Why are so many bands and artists really great
when they’re on drugs but then sucky when they stop
taking drugs? For example, Robin Williams, Aerosmith and
David Crosby. Just curious.
Excellent question Claude, one I’ve
pondered myself from time to time. While “on drugs”
people tend to become more creative and willing to take
risks without fear of failure of rejection, allowing for
a more genuine and artistic impression. Take Robin Williams.
As far I’m concerned, he hasn’t done much for
me since they cancelled “Mork and Mindy.”
– Party on,
Should I downhill, tele or snowboard? It seems
like no matter which one I do, the other ones are cooler.
What do you think?
Durango, via e-mail
I think the name for people
like you is a “wannabe,” and it doesn’t
matter what you do, you will never be cool. However, I suggest
that you totally reinvent yourself and go to a board shop
for a new board, clothes, and some style tips. That will help.
– Good luck,