Experiment 2010-06-30: Lunchtime Seating
Today’s experiment was to eat lunch at the dining room table, instead of on a couch with my laptop. I don’t do this very often because our table is often covered with junk mail, empty jars and bottles I’m saving, and other random stuff. But I cleaned it off the other day so I could use it more. Result: success? I flipped through a magazine while I was eating, and I think it was...
Experiment 2010-06-29: Stickybits
Russell Davies mentioned that he’s been using Stickybits to track excerpts from books as he’s reading. I have a free packet of barcode stickers from SXSW, but I haven’t been using them. I’m reading Anathem right now, and I’ve been photographing favorite passages as I read (another Davies suggestion, I think). So I created a Stickybits account, downloaded the iPhone...
Experiment 2010-06-27: toffee craving
I’ve been having a weird toffee craving on and off for several weeks. This was my second attempt to resolve the craving by making toffee (the first was tasty, but overcooked; the second came out perfect). I adapted a recipe from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, and cut it down to a solo-toffee-addict amount. You need: 1 stick of salted butter 1/2 cup of sugar Melt the butter and stir in the...
The concept of femininity as a performance and something you can make fun of...– via http://www.thedailyfemme.com/femme/2010/06/interview-with-sady-doyle-writer-and-expert-on-ladybusiness/
A lot of people predicted doom and gloom in 1978. It just took a long time.– John Tanner, executive director of SEIU Local 721, via http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/california-on-verge-of-system-failure/article1609891/
YOU ARE A MAMMAL. BODY FAT IS CHARACTERISTIC OF YOUR PHYLOGENETIC CLASS– via http://tigerbeatdown.com/2010/06/17/tales-of-terror-my-mild-dislike-for-sex-and-the-city-2