also, thank you to comcast
for being absolutely impossible to get to. i love driving through construction zones and dirt roads, not to mention the five u-turns in the 4runner which, btw, doesn’t corner so well. guess you REALLY don’t want me to cancel my service.
thanks, tumblr-beta, for freezing my iphone
had to reboot the whole damn thing.
cold fried chicken is one of life's greatest...
and perfect for house-packing on a sunday afternoon.
the toilet seat is gone.
things that DID
my little pony sleeping bag oak coffee table tire iron 3 car covers old refrigerator opu dei book
things that didn't sell in the garage sale today
citizens by simon schama 2 antique secretary desks incomplete set of kid’s golf clubs toilet seat and lid poker set (for fireplace) mom’s old hiking boots
oh thank god
i finally got caught up on my dashboard from the last two days, which means all i have to do is see what’s been posted since i started reading it, and then i can go to bed.
seriously, i had no idea
it was so late. off to bed for me!
How to Remove Melted Plastic from Your Oven →
may you never need this advice.
My Beautiful London →
i can’t even handle it.
we were dirt-o-rama at the big house today
helping my parents clean the stuff of a decade out of the storage space, and figure out what to keep/toss/sell/donate/whatnot. decently fun for me (memories and discoveries and $16 stashed in the secret compartment of a broken jewelry box) and somewhat less so for p (heavy lifting). our refrain for the day was “what about this?” and the question at the heart of it, obviously,...
that, and having appendicitis, which i totally...
(i have been known to over-react)
the commentator-guy on the olympic ceremony just...
and that it’s taken some of the edge off. phew.
"tell them you're from the school of hard knocks"
this is what my high school speech coach (i was a nerd, no shock there) used to tell us to say when people from other teams asked which school we attended. obviously, i never actually said this to anyone. i am reminded of it now because p is watching “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys” (and i, by default, am too). this is nothing like the speech tournaments of my...
Why we buy books
sympathyfortheartgallery: coffeehousejunkie: From The Penguin Blog: Two of his arguments seem particularly relevant to me as I think about selling Classics: 1. Context is key. (a) Give people too much choice and conversion from browsing to buying reduces… (b) People find it difficult to judge the value of something in isolation…. the story of the first bread-maker on the market. It didn’t...
In Hong Kong, Heat, Humidity, Haze and Horses →
the luckiest olympians aren’t competing in beijing, and they have the best facilities of any olympics, ever.
Because life is there ahead of you and either one tests oneself in the...– Saul Alinksy, Rules for Radicals
1/2 a cheeseburger + fashion magazines + my...
cheered me immensely. thank heaven for that.
it's a bad shade of blue
when even the bookstore can’t cheer me up.
i don't know how to tell p that i don't really...
so i’ll blog it here and hope he looks (talk about passivity, but hey, it’s friday).
whenever i find a typo in a post
i go back and fix it, regardless of how long ago it happened. i can’t have that kind of sloppiness in my archive.