Have arrived in Stuttgart, or, to be more precise, Sindelfingen, where the Marriot is, after a shockingly long day. We began at SFO, where we had arrived with plenty of time to spare, more than enough to get through security, find our gate, find a store that sold European plug adapters, call both our dads … Read more
I’m leaving for Germany in about five hours, so of course I am panicking, just a little bit. You know, worrying about what I haven’t done and/or packed, what I still have to do/pack and all ways I could manage not to catch my cab. Plus general free-floating anxiety. Everything is fine, of course, but … Read more
This dress is the reason I needed to go on a buying freeze: Not the specific reason, of course; that would be the car and the move and the shrinking savings. But this, well, it’s beautiful and elegant and different and I want it and I have absolutely no reason to need it. I do … Read more
First up: laws regarding the protection of the dignity of plants. (I encourage you to click through the related reading, if only to encounter the subtitle “Moral Consideration of Plants for their Own Sake”) Next: Does Walking Make Dirt Cry?: The Bipedal Transportation Acts of 2009.
I have no idea what this is about; I just know it’s funny. (Stolen, of course, from Dave Barry’s blog.) (Speaking of which, you should totally go and read this article he wrote about the election and its aftermath. I think it’s terrific, and I don’t even like gin.)
My new apartment is in a large, multi-unit complex in San Mateo, about a block and a half from my old one. (I may have already mentioned this, but I’m too lazy to go back and check.) Among its many amenities, though not perhaps chief among them) is a monthly newsletter that goes out to … Read more