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August 24, 2013

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for Writing


Leonard died Tuesday at 87.

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Bento Box


From the website:

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• This inventive container is perfect for pasta, rice, or even sushi

• Features a clip to hold the fork (or your own chopsticks)

• Made from polypropylene and BPA-free copolyester

• Includes sauce pot, separator, and fork

• Microwave and dishwasher safe

• 19 x 12 x 5.5cm

• 500ml/17 oz.


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August 24, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Today is the ninth anniversary of bookofjoe

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It began on August 24, 2004 with the post pictured above.

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Ultra-Compact Folding Reading Glasses — Attn: Google Glass, you need to focus


I love these because I love all things that tend toward becoming invisible.

If only Google Glass would invoke this spirit in designing next year's (presumably, as best the tea leaves can be read) consumer version of Glass.

But I digress.

From the website:


Pocket-Friendly Foldable Readers

These collapsible reading glasses come tucked in an elegant metal case with faux snakeskin trim.

They are a perfect solution for reading the small print in a variety of situations.

Perfect for use on the plane, perusing restaurant menus, and consulting maps.

Compact and ultra-lightweight, they fold neatly into a small case lined with soft faux velvet to prevent scratches.

Design features including metal frames, telescoping metal temple bars, adjustable nose pads, and spring hinges create a perfect comfortable fit.

Details and Features:

• Case lined with faux velvet lining to protect glasses from scratches

• Power choices: 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00

• Base metal alloy; pressed lenses

• Telescopic metal temple bars

• Adjustable nose pads

• Case: 3" x 2" x ¾"

• Spring hinges

• Folding frame

• Metal front

• Unisex

• 2 oz.


Black or Silver.


August 24, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Catme 13/Glass Effect 48 — Gray Cat visits the vet, as seen through Google Glass (video)

This past Thursday (August 22, 2013) was her annual checkup.

Here's how it went down after we entered the examination room.


Note added at 12:33 p.m. Saturday afternoon, August 24, some eight hours after this post originally appeared at 4:01 a.m. today with the text above the heavy dotted line:


I posted Part 2 of my video experience instead of Part 1.

I will feature Part 1 at 4:01 a.m. Sunday, August 25.

Below, the text that should have accompanied the video up top.

After the vet tech came in to weigh her and get her temperature and history and all, she left the two of us to our own devices in the examination room to await Dr. Nancy Handley, Gray Cat's personal vet.

The footage here (shot this past Thursday, August 22, 2013) is of the time we spent waiting for the doctor.

August 24, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Recycled Exfoliating Facial Mitt

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Is is just me or does this strike anyone else as as somewhat bizarre, bordering on disturbing?

From the website: "Each Recycled Exfoliating Facial Mitt is made from at least 50% recycled PET plastic drinking bottles. That's less plastic in the landfills while enjoying the same exfoliating, lathering, and cleansing power you expect from your [current] facial mitt."


True confession: I have never used nor do I ever plan to use a facial mitt.

Does this mark me as simply out of the loop?

As it were.


August 24, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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