|"I learned a lot while I was researching this book, and I had a blast writing the jokes in the book. But I have to admit that snakes really creep me out. Always have. Always will.
"When I was in the Galapagos Islands, we walked across a lot of volcanic rock. One day I noticed a sudden movement on the ground and looked down. I expected to see a cute little lizard. But instead, I watched in horror as a snake slither over my hiking boot. Even though I was with two herpetologists (scientists who study reptiles and amphibians), I couldn't help myself. I expected the scientists to scowl at me, but they whooped with joy. It turns out it was a Galapagos snake, a rare species the scientists had never seen before—even though this was their seventh trip to the islands."