Some company needs to make a child’s outdoor play set that is space-efficient. There are plenty of play structures that are like towers, with jungle gyms and slides and swings and stuff…which is fine, if you have a huge backyard. But what would be cool would be a small-footprint play set, like something that you could install up against a fence or a wall, or that takes up just a small...
Garden notes, for next year
Probably the coolest thing from the garden this year (so far) was the small row of peas that I planted, because the lad loved the raw peas, straight out of the shells. It was the highlight of his going out to the back yard. Unfortunately, the pea plants have all finished for the year. Anyway, next year. I don’t need the five-foot-tall trellis that we had this year—instead, I think...
New French law to limit CEO pay to 20 times of... →
luckyclive: alexeikaramazov: Sounds like a great law to me. Quatre pour vous, France. Vous allez, France.
According to (a) report, although only six percent of the global population...– STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
I check Facebook really rarely—like, once a month or so, to see if I’ve gotten any invitations or what have you. I just looked at my Facebook page, and just about every photo of me is me-in-a-costume. Me as Santa at Santacon, me as a bishop and in Burner-clothes at Apogaea, me at Burning Man… If I ever have to apply for a job, I might be in trouble…
Favorite "Unknown" Movies
Hamlet 2 War, Inc. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Highway to Hell The Burning Plain True Stories Brick The Brothers Bloom Northfork The Fall Shortbus
If a soda has no name marked on it, and it’s been in the work fridge for a week, I get to claim it by right of salvage.
Need to come up with a good list of meals that can be made with minimal heating/cooking, so as to not heat up the house more than necessary. Viz: Green/bread/chicken/tuna salads. Egg salads, but boil a ton of hard-boiled eggs at once so you only have to cook that one time (also use for deviled eggs). We made leb lebi (Tunisian bread & tuna salad with olives, tomatoes, etc.) last week and it...
106 degrees at 6:22 p.m. on my ride home yesterday. With a crazy hot, strong headwind. Bike to Work day is tomorrow. My mom’s like, “they’ll be dropping like flies!” :)
Temps this weekend were above 100 each day—104 on Saturday, I think. Gonna be low 100s early this week, going to mid-/high-90s the rest of the week through early next week (at least). When it’s this hot, it just feels like you’re under siege. Don’t want to go outside to weed the garden, mow the lawn, build the chicken coop, plant more veggies, or just anything. It’s...
endofunctor: Two scientists walk into a bar The first says “I’ll have some H2O.” The second says “I’ll have some H2O, too.” Both of them receive water because the bartender is not irresponsible enough to serve concentrated hydrogen peroxide as a drink.
imthedad: Fact: You eat 28 spiders in your lifetime. Always 28. If you are about to die and you have only eaten three, then 25 spiders arrive at once.