Honestly, I didn’t think this was going to have to be a series. Dear Daisy Johny Who Is Applying For a Loan In Charlotte, Did you really think this was a good idea? Do you honestly hate receiving email so much that you would arrange to have your financial information sent to a total stranger, … Read more
From the intensely amusing British car show Top Gear (Now on Netflix streaming!), a trip to work in the world’s smallest car. I saw this two days ago and it’s still making me giggle at random intervals. Particularly at the part where he drives past the newscast. Astonishing!
A couple of the SOBs I have to work with: What? It’s Monday.
I don’t have any faith with my ability with fish tanks– I can barely keep an african violet alive on my desk. But if I did, and I happened to have $350 lying around and some space in the living room, I would totally get this personal jellyfish tank: Isn’t that amazing? Don’t tell me … Read more
The Inspiration:A conversation over lunch during which someone mentioned ongoing efforts to create lab-grown meat. Apparently, it needs to be kept moving by the application of electrical shocks in order to develop properly. You see where I am going with this. The Story:As above, with some minor variations. Rather than using muscle cells directly from … Read more
Hey, I said I was stocking up. Acquired: One pair of shiny black Belle by Sigerson Morrison flats, as a guard against the coming flatpocalypse. They’ll be perfect once I add the padded heel inserts necessary for my bony mutant heels from trying to chew their way to freedom, and blisters.
Science Tip of the Day: When applied to dry ice, 70% ethanol does not remain liquid. I does, however, provide you with the means to make the World’s Nastiest Snowball. Science: Providing you with information you can use, but probably shouldn’t.
You know how sometimes there’s a song you really kind of like, but you can’t stand to listen to it because the lyrics are basically about how if you’re a poor woman all you’re really good for is prostitution? Well, for me, Reba McEntire’s “Fancy” is that song. I have to admit, the chorus is … Read more
There is exactly one fully ripe fruit on this plant. Can you spot it?
Sometimes you come across a new product that is so apt, so perfect in its service to the market, that you marvel that it hadn’t been invented earlier. And sometimes you see an ad for designer patterned maxi pads. Insane? Yes. But bear in mind, it could be worse.