Thanks to LKB's comment on yesterday's post, where I wrote about "chimerical chemical randomness," I realized that I haven't had a word of the day in many moons. So here it is.
I'll go with definitions 2 and 3. Chimera: a thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve; an organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues.
Make of this what you will. If you can play it in scrabble, it'll be worth at least 14 points, and potentially a bingo.
And BTW, major kudos to LKB and BEM for their excellent hospitality on the deck last night. Do you have a recipe for that watermelon tomato salad?