all the outlets and lights that run on the old power in my apartment have been out for a week. basically the overhead lights, bathroom and closet and about seven or eight outlets that i use sparingly. so annoying but i have eight or nine outlets from the new power lines i got about seven years ago. had to use a few extension cords but otherwise not a huge imposition. 

called the landlord the first night and the handyman came over in short order. he was a little nonplussed that i didnt have an old fuse box in the apartment but seemed to have some idea how to proceed. i said it wasnt a rush job and that he could come the next day or so. saw him on saturday and he said he could do some wiring in the hall when i told him id be away most of the day. came home late. didnt seem like any work was done. saw him on the street monday. said he would come by later. never came. texted the landlord this morning. landlord talked to him. said he would be by this afternoon. no show to this point. 

came back from a bike ride with the landlord on my steps outside. we commisserated over how frustrating this guy can be. he lives in the landlords building but really acts like he is doing the landlord a favor by working for him. but the rub, of course, is that he is cheaper than licensed plumbers, electricians or carpenters. still, he is edging towards getting rid of him but he cant quite get himself to do it.

anyway. the guy, lets call him, ricky, was offended that the landlord asked if he could handle the job, like maybe it was beyond his skill level. perfectly innocuous question. some things take a little more know-how. there have been other electricians working on the renovations who are supposed to be here anyway on saturday. so if he doesnt get it done they will be engaged for the work. same guys that did the electrical work here seven years ago. they will be efficient and reliable which probably is worth the extra cost especially if you are not paying and are tired of headaches.

based on my reddit meanderings, lynda carter is the most famous person in america.

Chuck Nanney Joel Otterson

eleven madison goes vegan


Alan Saret

Finally in the grocery stores!

Monte Hellman is the ultimate outlaw filmmaker.”

rip, fritz mondale.

biggest news story in minnesota this week!

hard to get more reprehensible

Last week, the beginning of an explosive corruption trial involving eight members of Baltimore's elite Gun Trace Task Force revealed that a handful of Baltimore cops allegedly kept fake guns in their patrol cars to plant on innocent people—a failsafe they could use if they happened to shoot an unarmed suspect, the Baltimore Sun reports.

stumbled on The it so far, my genre of choice, 94RT!!

Paula Cooper

wylie pizza

pretty amazing documentary on PBS available.


acad award best picture..... 

Minari Info

just amused by the breaking news aspect. seems excessive and yet not quite grandiose enough at the same time.

Breaking News: Evidence is mounting that a tiny subatomic particle is being influenced by forms of matter and energy that are not yet known to science but which may nevertheless affect the nature and evolution of the universe.


tcm has a movie that came out in 2015 on tonight. is this a world we really want to live in?

its carol, btw. i think its been on my dvr since 2016. next week, though. definitely gonna watch it!