November 01, 2012
Bloom Side Table
"This end table features rounded corners and the classic bloom surface that begs to be touched. Some people refer to it as the iPod table. The modern resin top and salvaged cedar base complement each other, and enhance the balance of the space."
Above, the cover of the April 19, 2012 issue of Psychology Today.
Postertext — "Hang your favorite book on the wall"
Sometimes a revolution comes in on little cats' feet
Witness the Phillips screw, featured on page 38 of the January 1936 issue of Popular Science Monthly.
"Screws and bolts with cross-shaped slots, and special screw drivers to take advantage of their non-skid, self-centering grip, are now obtainable. Screws of the new type may be guided home with positive control of direction, and may be poised on the tip of the driver for insertion in a hard-to-reach place."
Made for Sandy: Water Purifying Straw
"Don't run the risk of being without clean drinking water when a disaster strikes."
"This water purifying straw — a.k.a. the LifeStraw — is a revolutionary survival tool that can filter over 250 gallons of water, making practically any water source safe to drink."
"I ain't no Harlem black girl"
"These are the correct lyrics. Those other lyrics are wrong."
Act your age, not your glove size
Noodling around Amazon a moment ago, preparatory to buying a pair of Outdoor Research Sensor Gloves so I can use my iPhone and iPad when it's bitter cold outside, I decided to go the whole nine yards and measure my hand to find out my correct glove size.
Above and below, how you do it.
Now, don't you feel smarter?
I wear size L: my hands (I measured both just for the heck of it) measure 9-1/8" around the knuckles.
Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?
Oh, never mind: Prince said act your age, not your shoe size....
Prediction: Not more than 1 in 20 people reading this have a cloth tape measure suitable for determining glove size anywhere nearby.
FunFact: I have two — plus a third in my car's glove box, parked just outside.
What can I say?
I was born this way.