Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't be trite to an eighth grader

When I was in eighth grade my dog ran out the back door and made a mad dash into the street. Here, his head was run over by a truck.  The driver did not stop. He was dead. I picked him up and got blood on my favorite (cargo) pants.  I got to school a few minutes late. The principal said "Mr. M you gotta set your alarm earlier" or something very close to this while maintaining the banality. I said "Actually, my dog was killed and I wanted to change out of my bloody pants."  Shizzam.  It would be cool if he remembered that and stopped saying obvious things.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Music Editing Phone - NO LIMIT

This phone lets you record music. You can do multitrack jam sessions with peoples all over the globe at the same time, if they have the phone. They you can edit on the phone. I wonder how well it works.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I love the beach, but I still need to protect myself from the sun.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tree vs. Car

A silver maple lost a dead limb on a windy day. It landed on my car. Oh, to be an owner of items..,

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


drink more tea

Monday, May 04, 2009


Don't we all want to do great things? Or not? Hmmmm. What's makes them great?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

infinity = scary

During my bout of 5th grader fears of death, I was at the same time afraid of never ending after life. Infinity seems really scary. I was also scared that people (i.e. grandparents) might be watching me doing 'bad' stuff. Now that I no longer subscribe to these views of the beyond its less scary. Whatever the case, my Mom is in a better place now and I hope she doesn't mind the bad stuff.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Frequent Food Miles, um, yeah...

via treehugger via mother jones via carnegie-mellon

"Considering the transport only accounts for 10% of the emissions from food production, maybe we should turn our focus over to how the food is produced (resource usage). A recent report from Carnegie-Mellon University said, "going meat- and dairyless one day a week is more environmentally beneficial than eating locally every single day."

But what if you do more than just that?

The article that talks about the article mentioned in the other article.

The article.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

More clever blog titles from moi.

In case you haven't noticed, that is, haven't clicked on the view my profile thingamalink and saw that I have two other blogs for your perusal, well I do. Sometimes updated more than this one.


Thursday, February 05, 2009

For the sake of the lemon tree: Me vs. Scales

I was bequeathed a dwarf Meyer lemon tree a little over a year ago. Its had blossoms and little fruits, but they have all been aborted. No fruit yet and it takes 9 months for full fruit goodness. Maybe the fact that I haven't turned the heat on and its a subtropical plant is a factor. Decreased sunlight from the winter? Or perhaps vermin. I have been fighting scales for almost a year. Nothing as scary as the wiki article, but really annoying. At first I tried a plastic butter knife, but this wasn't as precise as I needed. Then fingers and their nails, not bad. Soapy water (made from real water and real soap)? This is supposed to work, results not in yet. But my new favorite manual removal method is to use my Swingline Ultimate blade-style staple remover to scrape the scales to certain death. Burn Scales Burn!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Tired of your non-stick pan making you sick. Or, rather like me, tired of not using a non-stick pan because of its dangers? Were you, like me, surfing the net and then, somehow, finding out about a greenpan? Did you then buy one? I did and I hope it solves all my problems. BTW if you were actually interested, you could probably find on cheaper than that link.