Community Canning. Yummy. →
We should have these holidays more often
osmium: Yesterday on the packed Friday 5:30 train, with people crowded on every side of me, while looking up at the ceiling to avoid uncomfortably close eye contact, I heard the tinny sound of someone’s earphones. It was Michael Jackson, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’. Mia and I were just at Queens Center Mall. From a car idling on the corner, Michael Jackson played. We had a Zipcar for the...
a list of nifty garden tricks. →
currently testing the dawn soap and water trick on aphids. Perhaps alternating with the citrus oil option.
damhnait: Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. Under my window, a clean rasping sound When the spade digs into gravelly ground: My father digging. I look down Til his straining rump among the flowerbeds Bends low, coming up twenty years away Stooping in rhythm through potato drills Where he was digging. The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft Against the...
a lovely list of cherry recipes. →
If you buy me a cherry pitter, I’ll make you a fried cherry pie (it is on ezrapoundcake.com which should win a blog-naming award).
I’m not sure what I’ve done to get Naughty by Nature on my itunes genius thingy, but I like it.
Monocle magazine "25 most liveable cities"... →
osmium: Honolulu is lovely, but I call bullshiat. If a ten-hour flight to buy stamps sounds great and you are frightened of both nuclear holocaust and public transportation: then yes. Absolutely. Their top five: Zurich, for stashing your drug money Copenhagen, because we all love a good dip Tokyo, Lost in Translation was awesome Munich, for rhyming with Zurich Helsinki, and its sister...
dude you have GOT to see this clock. →
five of the greenest cities in the world. →
and yes: Portland, Oregon is #1.
Yesterday's NY Post cover
osmium: I was looking for a scan of yesterday’s NY Post cover, which read TURBAN WARFARE and had images of Iran. The Post has a weird way of getting both everything and nothing right at the same time. Postmodern news. I have a strange respect for it. How odd. btw, i didn’t find it obviously. am i stoopids? here I got you somethin.
BBC Turns Website Green In Honor Of Iranian...
osmium: ninety9: youngmanhattanite: mikehudack: negevrockcity: See for yourself. While I appreciate the gesture, my journalist ethics are angered by it. Isn’t the whole idea that us journalists, when reporting in an official capacity, keep our biases and opinions outside the ring? The BBC feels the same sentiments many of us do… however, I don’t feel it’s right of them to express it. But...
conversations with the starbucks people.
me: [handing my fairly standard sized blue travel mug] Coffee please! and then one of these things will happen: 1. he turns it over, looks on the bottom, inside, looks at me “how many ounces is this?” 2. That will be $2.11 me: it was $2 yesterday them: stares blankly at the 2 dollars I hand them, says nothing. 3. “what size is this?” me: “the 2 dollar...
in which work doesn't suck tonight. →
excellent excuse note. →
awe she goes to Aldo Leopold Elementary. He wrote the best book I had to read in college.