The kitchen remodel starts today – the demolition crew is hammering away at the old cabinets at this moment. I’ll be posting progress reports on Mellowcat’s other blog – Less than 1000 . I started that blog a few weeks ago, thinking it would be a good place to chronicle things related to living in […]Read more "and so it begins"
You’re no doubt noticing that videos are starting to appear on the Mellowcat. We have acquired a Flip UltraHD camera for the upcoming Yosemite backpacking trip, and I’ve been testing it out. It’s supposed to capture HD (720p) quality video, but when uploading these to youtube they weren’t available in high definition. What gives? I […]Read more "figured that one out"
Here’s a weird twin thing for you. Strongly Worded Letter just posted his Boise trip photos, and one of them is eerily similar to one I took last fall. Take a look at his, then mine. Weird, huh? Here are the two together, with mine superimposed over his. The other weird thing – the plants […]Read more "double vision"
We heard about that oil-water separator that Kevin Costner was promoting for use in the Deepwater Horizon cleanup a couple of weeks ago. Like anyone else, we thought, “Kevin Costner?” Now it seems that his Ocean Therapy Solutions device is being tested by BP in the Gulf, and he testified about it this week before […]Read more "costner’s contraption"
I finally finished that book I complained about earlier. Now I can go into some additional detail regarding the literary crimes of the writer. 1) the main character is a jerk. I still think the writer was living out some weird fantasy through this character. Wealthy, super-strong (hits one guy over the head with another […]Read more "all’s well that ends"
I’m on the horns of a dilemma regarding a book. I started reading this based on a recommendation of a co-worker, who said it was similar to another book we’d both read, Arthur Phillips’ Prague. But it’s nothing like that book, as it turns out. The outline of the story sounds like it would be […]Read more "knowing when to quit"
I just received an email from Whole Foods with suggestions for “St. Patty’s Day Favorites”. That’s St. Paddy, Mr. Whole Foods, not “patty”. Unless this is in celebration of the Sunshine Burger Organic Breakfast Patty, which I do not believe has yet been canonized, however deserving it might be.Read more "wrong."
Mellowcat observes that our Oscar favorite District 9 did not garner any awards. How is this possible? Did they forget to give out the award for Most Awesomest Film of the year? I suppose they ran out of time. Or maybe it was because the best picture category was cluttered with many undeserving films that […]Read more "oscar, we beg to differ"
Mellowcat is reading a book about the financial crisis, and we’re noticing quite a few typos and redundancies. This is always a concern when reading an account that’s supposed to be fact-based. Could be that they were rushing this to print for the holiday bookselling season, but still. He re-introduces Long-Term Capital Management several times […]Read more "too big to edit"
I have a few problems with the article about marauding Yosemite bears in today’s Chronicle. First, I’d already read about this two weeks ago on yosemiteblog, and then someone mentioned it again last week, having read about it in the LA Times. So this shop-worn story earns front page placement in the paper. Tell me […]Read more "bearly recognizable"