Saturday, August 22, 2009

Plat du jour

I think this just might belong to a New York artist of some sort.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Headline of the day

Man with Spears tattoo steals earring-wearing dog

Dear God, Please send a hurricane to Florida

Not a real big bad one, you know, just enough of one to shut Crist up.


Is God protecting Fla. at Gov. Crist's request?

Plat du jour

Nick's ride, I think.

Weekly free associations

Late again this week.
  1. Delayed :: Reaction

  2. Irresponsible :: Teenager

  3. Stupendous :: Tremendous

  4. Barcelona :: Spain

  5. Solution :: Simple

  6. Simplify :: Explain

  7. Crumble :: Toast

  8. Podcast :: Download

  9. Conversation :: Piece

  10. Homepage :: Excite
From: Unconscious Mutterings

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Semi-random thoughts

● The current Dear Abby is every bit as good as her mother. Maybe better. She's much better than the advice columnist Newsday uses--although that might be partially due to the fact that they run her column in such a small space.

● Someone commented on a friend's FB post:
when you start using words that a ph.d. candidate doesn't know in your facebook status then...

(well, i don't know but i wanted to point out that I have no idea what "sartorial" means)
A PhD candidate!?!! I learned that word in junior high school (I think it was in connection with an excerpt of Carlyle's Sartor Resartus that we read for English class). Anyhow, I checked his profile and found out that he goes to Stony Brook--so I would take any PhD granted there with a good-sized grain of salt.

● My Amazon Visa card is being upgraded to a Visa Signature card. The big difference is that there will be a new category of rebates. I'll get 2% for gas, dining, and drugstore purchases (and office supply stores also, according to the fine print). My American Express Blue Cash card gives me 5% for gas and drugstores (and supermarkets), but only 1.25% for the others. So it looks like I'll be using the Visa in restaurants and Staples starting in October.

Plat du jour

A Robert Frost fan?

Best Overheard in New York of the day

Asian girl #1: Hey, did you guys smell that in that building back there?
Orthodox Jewish girl and guy: No, what?
Asian girl #1: It totally smelled like bacon!
Asian girl #2: Yeah! You're right, oh...
Orthodox Jewish girl and guy: Yeah... hm. So that's what bacon smells like?

Headline of the day

Man Rescues Falcon from Gang of Bully Pigeons

Runner-up: B'klyn Man Says Cell Phone Turns on Oven

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This is just stupid

It was bad enough they made a 150lb cupcake. Now this:
1,224-pound cupcake sets record as world's largest.

Plat du jour

A night shot, so you can't see that the car was a quite blue.