Memories of Chicken Little in Pohl and Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants I first read in high school. The older I get, the more that novel gets everything right. Hamburger junction www.economist.com Lab burgers: it’s what’s for dinner A QUARTER of a million euros is rather a lot to pay for a hamburger, but that will… Continue reading Lab burgers: it’s what’s for dinner (The Economist)
My 50th birthday is officially over. Thank you to all who sent cards. 85 cards creates an impressive pile. Heck, I didn’t know I knew 85 people. Thanks!
Just found two Roosevelt dimes, one from 1964 in silver and one alloy from 1965. Never noticed how dull real silver one is compared to the alloy
While watching “2 Broke Girls“, Caroline sells some rings so they can get a new Blue Star range to cook cupcakes. Blue Star? Never heard of them. Looked them up. Nice. Expensive, ala Viking. Might not get it very soon So here is mine. Love the 20,000 BTU burner – I am so there. Blue… Continue reading Blue Star
Rest in Peace, Dennis
“It’s hard to feel motivated. All this red vs. blue, it’s like, Are you guys Crips and Bloods? What about tackling jobs, obesity, poverty? Since red and blue make purple, why not unite, because scientifically speaking, purple is the fastest light. If they were to come together, they would be faster and more powerful” The… Continue reading Purple
Reading this story in the latest Economist reminded me of the old Heinlein short story “-We Also Walk Dogs”. Both efficiently separate the rich from their money – RAH also throws in an intergalactic conference on the Moon.
Our old neighbor had her 50th birthday party last night at Pinstripes, a trendy bowling alley/restaurant/bocce court in a new mall in South Barrington. We had round banquet tables set up along the bocce courts in a back room with gas heaters overhead. The food was excellent, starting with crostini with mozzarella & tomato appetizers… Continue reading Laura’s 50th at Pinstripes
I have a Tai Chi instruction sheet with “White Stork Spreads Wings” and translated into French, “La grue blanche deploie ses ailes”. So in the old adventure game Zork (Wikipedia), are you you afraid that “it is likely that you will be eaten by a stork”. Oooh, scary.
We rented a Prius at CLT for Sara’s wedding from National Car Rental. We showed up, the dude said “pick any car”, just like in the commercial. Took us 15 minutes and reading the manual to figure out that you have to press the brake BEFORE pressing the Power button. Or else you get an… Continue reading Prius Road Test