A few months ago I went to Target to buy blades for my Gilette Fusion electro-manual razor only to realize that an 8-pack cost $32. Holy carp: that’s ridiculous. I came home bladeless yet determined to find some way to get over on the man. Going to Amazon showed that blades could be had somewhat
Wanted to share these so I can go ahead and throw them away and clear up valuable hard drive space. Plus my special-order tiles are waiting for me at Home Depot right now and this way I can put off picking them up. These are Actual Screen Shots, captured in the wild on my laptop
But I’m posting a lot over at the other blog: 48stateroadtrip.com. Check me out there or on Facebook, I guess, where I brilliantly re-direct people back to the blog. bkd
Mostly Windows- and Outlook-related. XP even, not Vista. “Restore active desktop” button appearing on my desktop, behind my icons, for no clear reason. Recurrent “valkyrie.dll” issues. Normal.dot preventing me from shutting down. 20 minutes from turning the computer on until being able to do something with it. Daily emails telling me my “mailbox is full”
Went to the Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino on Saturday. This was the best photo I got: Took 300 photos, most of which were awful. I blame the haze. And the number of people that were there. And my unwillingness to go stand in front of all the people for an unobstructed view.
My second weekend of living in Laguna Beach. Here’s what I saw on my walk into town today (ca. 1.3 mi. each way): Ferarris: 4 (2 NB PCH, 1 SB PCH, 1 Parked PCH) Maseratis: 2 (1 NB PCH, 1 SB PCH) Lamborghinis: 1 (NB PCH) Bentleys: 1 (EB Bluebird Cyn) Bonus: 3 Dodge Vipers
Don’t know how long I should keep doing this, but I put up a couple of new posts on 48stateroadtrip.com. New Road Trip Itinerary (version 9!) Recurring Trip Themes (version 1) So maybe check those out. If you want. bkd
Still not leaving for another (let’s count ’em!) 67 days, but I launched a new cross-country road trip website (the URL: www.48stateroadtrip.com) to accommodate its chronicling. There’s a new version of the itinerary there, for instance. Actually, that’s all that’s there. But anyway — I’ll probably post more stuff there, maybe update your bookmarks accordingly.
When I was on my mission in post-reunification East Germany, one of the most striking realizations that I had was that there were A LOT of very average people who actually felt worse off since being joined to West Germany than they had previously. The reason, I figured out, was that even though they now
The way I figure it, the problem with being unemployed isn’t as much the lack of means — somehow that’s going to work out — but the deprecation of social standing. So if you’re going to be unemployed, better to do it during a time when a lot of other people are also out of