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trying to pare down my books. if you have endless amounts of space then why bother but i have neither that nor the apparent capacity to read. fortunately a used bookstore opened down the block mid-pandemic. the girl must have money and time to burn but if you like books it looks like a fun endeavor. she just has a desk in their and probably does a lot of reading and book chatting. i get it. 

so i asked if she took donations because i just want to get rid of them at this point and putting them in a box outside doesnt mean theyll necessarily find a good home. there is a little share a book kiosk, very little, up on rivington but thats has provided me with much joy and this is about me, of course. also, just a pain in the ass to remember to grab a couple of books should i be heading out in that direction.

*bathroom break*

ahhh, is this still going?

pickles. she trades books for pickles. im curious to see if the books are evaluated or its just a thanks for making the effort sort of deal. 

ill keep you posted.

- dave 6-13-2021 12:37 pm [link] [6 comments]

Simon's Drive-In Café, Wilshire and Fairfax, 1939

- dave 6-11-2021 12:30 am [link] [add a comment]

feels like 99 here. time for my yearly phoenix weather report.

- dave 6-08-2021 11:59 am [link] [5 comments]

for the birds

- dave 6-06-2021 11:34 am [link] [add a comment]

early 70s van nuys blvd

- dave 5-31-2021 3:37 pm [link] [add a comment]

Some visitors today

- jim 5-30-2021 2:24 pm [link] [7 comments]

Old friend of ours, beautiful show nice review Alex Hay

- mb 5-29-2021 6:38 pm [link] [4 comments]

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.

- dave 5-06-2021 8:30 pm [link] [1 comment]


- dave 4-12-2021 4:56 pm [link] [add a comment]

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.

- dave 4-07-2021 1:04 pm [link] [1 comment]

Irish priest gets stopped for speeding in Limerick.

Police officer smells alcohol & spots an empty wine bottle.

“Father, have you been drinking?”

“Ah, just water, Officer.”

“So why do I smell wine?” . . .

Priest looks at the bottle: “Jesus, Mary & Joseph. He's done it again!”

- dave 3-17-2021 7:13 pm [link] [1 comment]

today is my 12th anniverary on twitter!

do you think that should replace st patricks day as the goto march 17th celebration?

i promise it will be a dry holiday!

- dave 3-17-2021 1:14 am [link] [2 comments]

NFTs: sales of blockchain authenticated one of a kind digital works skyrocket. 

- jim 3-11-2021 9:01 am [link] [1 ref] [5 comments]

Pop Quiz

Who was the most photographed person of the 19th century? 

- dave 2-28-2021 12:02 pm [link] [9 comments]

ive got boxes of crap....

- dave 2-17-2021 9:21 pm [link] [9 comments]

enjoying the vistas but not finding the ride particularly soothing.

- dave 2-10-2021 2:29 pm [link] [1 ref] [4 comments]

a health-oriented poop analyzing toilet, which i envisioned 30 years ago and perhaps my only inventive notion, is.... still not quite viable.

- dave 2-06-2021 2:22 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

think i just used some caulk i bought around 1999. was good to go. container says should last for 30 years once applied.

- dave 1-31-2021 11:01 pm [link] [1 ref] [6 comments]

Monday, Feb 1st, 2021

Heavy snow (8–12 in.) throughout the day.

- dave 1-30-2021 11:45 am [link] [24 comments]

- bill 1-28-2021 4:10 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

rip larry king, murderer of fluff interviews & columns

- dave 1-23-2021 10:09 am [link] [1 comment]


- bill 1-15-2021 10:13 pm [link] [4 comments]®ion=footer&req_id=692625262&surface=more-in-us-news&variant=5_bandit-all-surfaces

- steve 1-12-2021 1:08 am [link] [1 comment]

just wanted to see if our esteemed panel could indentify whats going on with the hood of this vehicle vis-a-vis the wires. ive already found the answer.

- dave 1-07-2021 4:11 pm [link] [26 comments]

Emily's tree

scroll down to Emily Chenoweth

- steve 12-25-2020 12:30 pm [link] [1 ref] [6 comments]