What I want: this table, running shoes, SmartWool socks, and those linen towels we discussed before. What I will actually try to get: an electrician. UPDATE: Electrician is scheduled, shoes and socks are bought, and housewares remain under consideration. Axé.
It exists. Does the (laudable) reduction in OPP population — laudable because pictures of it look like pictures of the Middle Passage — mean fewer people are kept in jail, or that they are just housed elsewhere? Axé.
How the American university was killed, in five easy steps. Remaking the university. (California-centric, I know, but then California is a major country and worth watching.) What would you add, along these lines? Axé.
Even as amusement during a hurricane I did not have the patience to watch all of Lars von Trier’s 2011 film, although I did see the spectactular end. It reminded me of Tree of Life, which is from the same era, but I will say that this film is less meaningless than Tree of Life. … More Melancholia
Isaac is downgraded to a tropical storm but it will stay another 30 hours or so, it seems, so we are still on watch. Last year around this time I had fairly serious roof damage, including interior wall damage from Lee which was also a mere tropical storm. In the past my typical hurricane roof … More The Thunderstorm
It is a hurricane now, and I find I am proud it has attained this new title! It is as though it had gotten married, or finished another degree. I am in the outer bands. The circular wind is getting stronger. I am not interested in a disaster or in investing as much thought as … More Hurricane Isaac
“But he was at once stigmatized ‘a doctrinaire’–the most damaging of insults–and several Frenchmen implied that as he was both a professor and a German he was hardly fitted to form an opinion on a matter connected with the limpid and elegant genius of southern France.” This goes on in so many FL departments still. … More On the timidity of professors
TROPICAL STORM ISAAC DISCUSSION NUMBER 23 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092012 500 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012 ALTHOUGH SATELLITE AND RADAR IMAGES HAVE SUGGESTED THAT THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WAS BECOMING A LITTLE BETTER ORGANIZED…AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INVESTIGATING ISAAC THIS AFTERNOON HAVE FOUND THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO STRENGTHENING OF … More T. S. Isaac
Lightly sand rough spots with a pole sander and 80-grit paper. Be sure to wear a mask so you won’t inhale the sawdust. It seems you can also buy a small sander, to make it all go faster. And, it seems you need to power wash the deck. So: repair, clean, sand, power wash, seal. … More Sealing the deck
This is the honeycomb linen, slightly cheaper. Which is best? These things last forever, I am telling you, and so are less expensive than they seem. My old option, Royal Velvet from Penney’s, is no longer the product it was. Axé.