Thursday, February 26, 2015

Open and Shut

Remember those briefcases that had little combination locks on them? (Are those still around?) You would dial in your combination on a set of reels and then slide a mechanism that would spring a latch, opening the valise.

I need one to carry around all my electronic gadgets and their respective chargers. A combination might be useful but I already have more passwords and PINs than I can remember. I just need a button for Open and one for Shut.

I'll call it my Open and Shut Case and market it to lawyers.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Time to get bag of chips

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder

"In short, if you turn your back on low quality, corporate food containing known cancer causing toxic additives and a rich history of dishonesty rooted in a continuous “profits over people” modus operandi, then you may suffer from a mental illness. The cherry on top is that if you have the pseudo-science labeled disorder of orthorexia nervosa, you will be prescribed known toxic, pharmaceutical drugs from some of the same conglomerate corporations that you are trying to avoid by eating healthy in the first place."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

If you don't have anything else to do . . .

. . . keep your shirt on and keep the windows closed.

'Stop this nonsense': Boston mayor tells residents not to jump from windows into snow |The Guardian
“This isn’t Loon Mountain. This is the city of Boston.”
That was the message from Boston mayor Marty Walsh on Monday, at a press conference in which he warned residents against jumping out of windows to land in the snow.
Loon Mountain, indeed. (Videos at link.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


What if I had a jackass that wandered off but then someone found it and returned it? Then I sold it after which the buyer returned it? And, then, I tried to give it away but the jackass found its way home?

Would that be redonkeyless?

These questions are submitted by my thinking buddy, Vicki. (Thank you for making my day.)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

View Master Viewer

View-Master Gets An Update | Ron's Log
" There is probably very little truth to the rumor that Hasbro has teamed up with Apple to create a new fourth dimension which will be visible only by using their new viewer. The really novel thing about the Hasbro/Apple viewer is that by using the 4th dimension, they will actually be able to have Steve Jobs do the presentation when they release the viewer to the public. "

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day, Siri

Time to buy a bed

Vancouver is once again putting the 'bedroom' in 'bedroom community.'

" Just in time for Valentine’s Day, ranked Vancouver as the fifth most romantic city in the United States and the most romantic city in Washington. . . . 

" Depending on how you look at that ranking, however, Vancouver may also be the fifth loneliest city in America. The cities that made the list have the highest rate of buyers per capita of romance novels, rom-coms, music by artists such as Barry White and Luther Vandross, and sexual wellness products. "

No, really. We need to buy a new bed. 

(Boom chicka wow wow)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Day One

It's not a particularly good picture (it's from the real estate listing) but this is the new joint. We spent our first night there last night. We still have a few things to get out of our old place but we should be able to finish up after work tonight. We're planning on spending the weekend getting organized and buying things to make it feel more like home.

Anyway, it's quieter than our old place by a long shot. Even while airplanes fly overhead. And it's nice to know we won't have to move again for quite a while.

Lots of good restaurants nearby so feel free to let us know if you're ever in the neighborhood. We'll show you around.


Fear of Friday, the 13th.

Look it up.

Monday, February 2, 2015


Sandwich Monday: Meow Parlour | NPR the salt
Allie: We signed a waiver the length and complexity of a cable contract that forbids us to offer treats or escape plans to the animals. 
Eva: It also forbids us to make any more puns. 
A combination of cats, coffee, and Taylor Swift. Wait, what?