21 August 2008


I've been remiss in not posting a photo of the results of the recent destruction. Here you go.

Yes, the color of the cabinets is different.
Yes, the color of the walls is different.
No, there was not a pattern on the North wall.
Yes, the microwave has been relocated.
Yes, the counter has been cleaned.
Yes, I waited to take the picture until the dishes were done.

14 August 2008

It's Nice

Conversation had with guy who lives two blocks north while I was walking the dog:

GWLTBN: Hey, where ya live?
B: Two blocks that way.
GWLTBN: It's nice to see more white people around here.
B: Why's that?
GWLTBN: You know, instead of all the Blacks and Latinos.
B: They're alright. I like my neighbors.
GWLTBN: I've lived here 14 years. There's just less and less Whites.
B: There's lots where I live.
GWLTBN: Well, if you see any ...
B: Send 'em your way?

I'm probably going to regret asking this, but how should that conversation have gone?


"About 65 years ago."

That was my first thought when I read this little blurb in my RSS feeds today: "At what point should we consider the long-term ramifications of technological developments?"

Really, is this a serious question? More to come, probably ...

Full article is available on the NYT site (sorry, registration required).

13 August 2008

This Just In (Mostly Found Poetry)

If recent spam is to be believed,
the following medications are those I need:

Comet Ring Highway Dress Nail Freeway,
Film Bank Clown Album Shop Button Pyramid,
Radar School Hieroglyph Foot Ice Table Leg Onion Monster Clock Shower Swimming Pool Car Milk.
Explosive Pillow Magnet Circus Mosquito Pocket Church

VISIT LINK Earth [link removed]

Button Snail Baby Planet Boss Girl Signature.
Circus Parachute Pants God Festival Festival Pocket.
Data Base Eyes Army Boss Post-office God Egg,
Sandpaper Alphabet Spectrum Crystal Ring Game Shop.

Bathroom Fan Spot Light Highway Fan Family Bomb.

Hammer Gate Space Shuttle Drill Needle Sun Button:
Fruit Staircase Skeleton Cappuccino Circus Chair Bible?
Finger Egg Airport Map Child Pants Cave,
Liquid Fan Perfume Table Snail Arm Needle.
Salt Shop Horse Album Cycle Chair Needle.

Needle Airport Microscope Balloon Signature Computer Girl!

07 August 2008

Thing Learned While Walking Dog

There are comestibles everywhere, if only one bothers to look, and if only one decides to be less than choosy. There is never a lot in one sitting, but during the course of a walk of a few blocks one can feast upon Cheetos, frosting or other remnants of cinnamon rolls, perhaps a french fry or two, crickets, and chicken bones, often with meat on them.

Of course, none of these things ever enters your stomach if you have an owner who is by turns vigilant and thieving.

06 August 2008


I generally think I don't have many memories of my childhood. Then something happens.

Today, while searching the office for an adapter, I had a vivid recollection of holding a sock in my hand, searching the house for its mate, only to discover that I was already wearing it. This happened when I was perhaps 7 or 8. I was in the dining room at the time.

I found the adapter, also, though not on my person.