My LA Times columns often generate nasty emails. My favorite for the week is this one from someone identifying herself as Mary Simpson. It arrived this morning, apparently in response to Immigration- The Game:
"Regarding your "Let reality games begin for members of Congress" editorial, it figures that someone with your opinions on imigration would be named "Rosa." I'm glad Mr. Brooks was progressive enough to marry the shampoo girl from his hair salon, but I would advise him to keep her on a shorter leash."
That comes a close second to my other favorite theory about the origin of my name: the parent of one of my Harvard classmates asked my mother if I had perhaps been named "for a favorite maid."