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January 17, 2021

What is it?

 

Good guess

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: from the 1940s.

January 17, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

In the year 2525 + 5

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That's when the battery I just bought (above and below) should be used by.

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Those distant expiration dates always lead me to conclude that someone somewhere's an optimist.

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Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?

January 17, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Experts' Experts: 3 Simple Rules For Hanging Art

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From Park West Gallery:

Whether you've collected your first work or your 20th, there is always that lingering question: "What is the best way to hang this art?"

For starters, there’s one simple, essential guideline you should definitely keep in mind — always display the artwork's center 57 inches from the floor.

That's a tip our gallery professionals use almost every day.

But there are a few other tips related to the 57-inch rule that will make the difficult task of hanging art a whole lot easier.

If you follow these three easy rules for hanging art, your home will look like a professional art gallery in no time.

 

1. Hang art by its center

People shouldn't have to strain to view artwork.

By placing the center of the artwork at eye level, it ensures the art can be admired comfortably.

 

2. Adjust Rule #1 when hanging art close to furniture or mantles

When hanging artwork above furniture, mantles, or other obstructions, the eye level rule doesn't always apply.

The bottom of the frame should be between 6 to 8 inches above the top of the feature.

In these cases, it's acceptable to go higher than the 57-inch guideline if need be.

The artwork should also relate space-wise to furniture, meaning a small work of art hanging six inches above a long couch won't look right.

However, a large work of art or multiple works would look fine.

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3. Treat multiple works of art as one unit when hanging

Anchoring multiple works around the 57-inch focal point will help the collection appear balanced.

The ideal spacing between multiple artworks is 3 to 6 inches.

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Note that the 57-inch number is a good average height, but if your eye level is different, make sure you use that measurement when hanging art.

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[Post inspired by Crack Correspondent©® John Milgram]

January 17, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Zero Zone'

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If you liked Emily St. John Mandel's "Station Eleven," (I loved it) you'll enjoy this novel.

What led me to it was reading a review which noted that the story was set in Los Angeles in the 1970s, a place and decade which features prominently in my memory.

Strange and wondrous things happened to me during those ten years.

But I digress.

"Zero Zone" centers on an artist who creates a piece out in the California desert whose existence triggers a chain of events leading to a residue of ambiguity like that surrounding the Kennedy assassination.

The story shifts back and forth in time around the center, in a way I found difficult to follow until I invoked PayCloseAttention©®, after which everything made perfect sense.

January 17, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Arnold Whole Grain Healthy Multigrain Bread Makes Great Toast

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Arnold makes a zillion variations on the multigrain bread theme, so pay close attention when you're buying if you want this particular one.

It's not as bad as the Oreos insanity, where there are so many varieties along with the original that you almost need to be sedated before you begin browsing.

But I digress.

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What makes this particular Arnold product different from the others is the thickness of the slices, about 25% greater than their other loaves.

This translates to excellent butter absorption without sogginess.

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Try it, you'll like it.

If not completely satisfied, let me know and I'll refund twice the price you paid.

January 17, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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