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remember when blogs were a thing?

heres a clever one that turns to page 99 of a book and uses that as a launching off point to create a synopsis.
- dave 12-30-2014 8:21 pm [link] [add a comment]

First Couch’s Kingbird in NY.
I figured this might make the papers, as the crowd of birders was quite noticeable in the West Village over the weekend. Almost as rare, a Cassin’s Kingbird has been at Floyd Bennett field for the last few weeks, but that doesn’t garner the same media attention. Both are quite similar to the widespread Western Kingbird (a more regular vagrant locally) but have very limited ranges in the US.

- alex 12-29-2014 2:31 pm [link] [1 comment]

when you can't take another holiday movie, ryley and i suggest red and it's sequel. distract any 2d-graders. 

- linda 12-29-2014 6:40 am [link] [1 ref] [5 comments]

about that Yule log
- bill 12-26-2014 4:21 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]


Merry Christmas!

- alex 12-25-2014 4:37 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]

lucky day for me today, or maybe i just skirted being unlucky. had been waiting for a ups delivery which somehow eluded me twice despite having been home at the time of attempted delivery. three strikes and they return item to sender. i havent tried on the item yet so maybe the universe was trying to save me the trouble of doing so later in which case i ought to pay closer attention to not being attentive.

but as it is i had put a note on the door asking the delivery person to sit on the buzzer and if there was no response i left my cellphone number on the it as well imploring them to call so i would not proverbally and literally strike out. as it turns out i was dozing off around lunchtime like every other normal person does but off in the distance i hear the phone ringing. its a new phone and im not that familiar with the ring so i am not quick to respond. i jump to my feet, grab the phone and engage in the swiping and the pressing of virutal buttons frantically but to no avail as the call is missed. i dart over to the intercom (in my head, in reality its loping at best) and engage in more frantic button pushing but there is no response on the other end. i grab my jacket, run my fingers through my hair and slip on my flip flops making haste for the street hoping to catch sight of a vision in brown, not even sure if it had been they that had called.

chirst, im already bored. a truck was there and it had my package but they hadnt even rung yet. the call was some spammer (i looked it up). probably a better than 50% chance i would have heard the buzzer or the call had they endeavored but maybe 15 minutes later im in a deeper sleep state. so thanks, spammer. you werent a blight on humanity for once in your pathetic life.

but the story does not end though i wish it would. now that im practically engaged with the day i decide to walk to whole foods as my cupboard is bare and im tired of deli sandwiches. so, on go the hiking shoes, still no socks (who has time for that?), and i begin the hunt for my black wool hat. nowhere to be found. retrace my steps... blah blah blah. 10 minutes later, last ditch effort, i head out to see if it fell out of my jacket pocket and there it is in the middle of the crosswalk, dampened but undaunted.

so let that be a lesson to you, dont be me.

- dave 12-23-2014 7:55 pm [link] [1 ref] [3 comments]

according to my twitter feed tonight is the first night of jewish christmas.

- dave 12-17-2014 12:21 am [link] [2 comments]

animated introduction to quantum mechanics and other junk.

Uncertain about the uncertainty principle?
- bill 12-11-2014 1:06 pm [link] [2 refs] [add a comment]

spent the night babysitting a friend who has come down with a somewhat debilitating case of marital discord. two things we learned: 1) my years of not keeping up with my intergender studies has diminished my capacity to provide useful advice on such matters beyond suggesting they should seek professional guidance. 2) an ashtray full of cigarettes in the morning smells worse than i remember.

on the plus side, we did find a pretty good hole-in-the-wall burger place in the east village.

- dave 12-08-2014 5:53 pm [link] [2 refs] [3 comments]

black bird

- bill 12-07-2014 4:42 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]

dude got a acadamy award (well deserved IMHO).....we watched him tonight in White Christmas

now he makes jewerly

- Skinny 12-07-2014 6:52 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

this is a word.

- dave 12-07-2014 2:54 am [link] [3 comments]

moon map

- bill 12-06-2014 12:53 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Very, very first class: Cooking With Wilbur: Recipes From A South Indian Village

- mark 12-04-2014 10:01 pm [link] [add a comment]

- steve 11-23-2014 9:27 am [link] [1 comment]

parents, this made me laugh

- mb 11-20-2014 4:41 pm [link] [2 comments]

Before pantone.

- mark 11-09-2014 9:59 pm [link] [add a comment]

what is hip?

- bill 11-07-2014 3:05 pm [link] [4 comments]

got a working valve installed on the primary radiator in my apartment because the previous one was leaking down to the floor below and suddenly i can control the heat for the first time in 10 years. looking forward to not sweltering all winter long.

- dave 11-03-2014 12:26 am [link] [add a comment]

Shazam for birds.

- jim 10-31-2014 7:59 pm [link] [1 comment]

meta bird

- mark 10-29-2014 8:10 pm [link] [2 comments]

The Cornell bird lab

- bill 10-18-2014 2:51 pm [link] [1 comment]

astronauts photos from space station.

- dave 10-14-2014 8:13 pm [link] [add a comment]

- dave 10-07-2014 2:33 pm [link] [4 comments]

have a cuppa tea

- linda 10-05-2014 6:51 am [link] [add a comment]