On Friday Estimate

It's a spend free for me, unless you count the cost of the utilities, which I just calculated to average $1.58 per day. A real bargain considering that I use every electrical outlet in the house and binge endlessly on television serials.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0

On It's a Weird Day. Let's Rank States!

@Allison indeed, I lived in CT and did the commute from Noroton Heights for 20+ years then moved to CA which was a huge improvement. East coast overall is fairly stressed out and significantly amped up. I must say I do prefer to relax.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm 0

On How About Just Don't Do What You Hate?

@totallyunoriginal I got my degree in graphic design and now 80% of what I do is troubleshoot and fix code for websites, so it turns out I do what I hate for a living. Perhaps it is inevitable.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0

On Time to Panic About Hazelnuts

@calamity Are hazelnuts and filberts the same thing?

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm 0

On Players on the Playa: The Economics of Burning Man

Ugh. Playa dust. Cough, cough.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

On GOOD ENOUGH Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $490,000

In an effort to match the ballooning real estate of San Francisco, Guerneville now has half million dollar homes? Ouch! Converted vacation cabins in the redwoods: dark and cold. I mean, turn on lights to read the paper at noon and wood fires in July dark and cold.

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

On The End of Neighborliness

I consider neighbors that don't introduce themselves creepy. Most of the stories I write are mysteries involving the unspeakable acts of these antisocial misfits. I use their real names.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm 0

On The Discreet Charm of Commuting

Great lunch bag illustrations! The only thing I miss about Metro North is the sound of the conductor's hole punch. The rest of it I'm grateful not to be in the midst of.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0

On The Difficult Task of Putting a Price on Our Pet’s Health

Oh, the picture of little Winston in that cast is priceless. Indeed, it is easy to shell out amazing amounts of money for pet care and I have done it. This changed my attitude about pets. Now I consider keeping a pet similar to imprisoning them and I no longer do so. Zoos are strictly avoided.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm 0

On The Office Drone (A Poem)

Not sure if I agree with the idea of "stimulation" here, but it's a lovely poem.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm 0