Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Speaking of Magnificent

See what you think of this. What were you doing when you were 14 years old?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

About Arturo Sandoval

The man is a magnificent genius. That's all I wanted to say. You can find out why here:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Awesome Pie

Made by Selena from things found lying around in the kitchen.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Are you jotting? I'm talking about

They say you can "get simple back" but it sounds like it would complicate my life. But there might be something to it. I don't get it, and that's often a sign that something has incredible potential.

Still, if I have to call Jott to have them send me a text message to remind me of something, why not just text myself?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dry Clean Only

New Years Eve of 2005/2006 I was in Chicago with friends and found myself in need of a black knit cap. I wanted something that would be warm, but a little dressier than my heavy blue LL Bean watch cap. My friends were very noble, humoring me as we walked up and down Michigan Avenue on a brisk winter evening. I finally found a cap in a clearance bin and was satisfied that the price was about what I would expect to pay for some sort of man-made acrylic cap--serviceable in that the only real requirements were "black" and "cheap". I was pleased, too, that even though it was so inexpensive it actually had a pretty nice texture--very soft and pretty darn warm to be so thin. So today, over two years later I happened to look inside and found a tiny tag I'd never noticed before. It says: 50% cashmere, 30% extra fine wool, 20% silk, made in Philippines, DRY CLEAN ONLY. That amuses and satisfies me far more than it probably should. Thanks, life, for finally throwing me a bone.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Star Trek (The original series) on Joost.

Just ran across an item that says Joost now has episodes of the original Star Trek series. I wonder if I can watch them all in one weekend? Well, I probably wouldn't, but once I get started there's no telling when I might be able to stop. I watched these every chance I got from the time I discovered it around 1974 until I'm sure I'd seen every episode several times. Haven't seen a complete episode in ages, but I've caught parts here and there. Always easy to pick up the story mid-show. Now if I can watch on demand my life may be complete. (No, not really. It's JUST a TV show, but it sure engaged me at age 10.)