Wind maps! Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | comments
I have had individuals living by themselves take 2 bedroom apartments.
- One person wanted to keep her dad's big executive desk, and so she wouldn't take a 1 bedroom apartment because she needed a second bedroom to put it in. So she's paying at least $420/year just for the right to keep that desk.
- I have had people who only wanted 2 bedroom apartments because they had a huge sectional couch they got for free years ago
- I have had multiple instrances of people moving out of houses (because they couldn't afford them) and into apartments by themselves, saying they need a 2+ bedroom because they have a lot of furniture from the house.
I wonder what it must be like to work at a self storage place where people are very clearly spending a very apparent dollar amount to keep stuff. A 5x5 space in a self storage place in town would seem to cost about $50 per month.
Thought about this because of this lifehacker article
tl;dr your clutter is costing you money because it takes up space and you have to pay money for that space
Disclaimer: We have a basement that we need to finish going through, but I wish a very localized fire would go through only our basement.
Risk + Monopoly = Riskopoly Sunday, August 26, 2012 | comments
[Photo is mine w/ Karen's editing from Karen's post about our Monopoly game but we play cool games like Agricola too just FYI so I don't lose my nerdcred]
That's my photo, but you can see a whole lot of better photos of it if you just do a google image search for "yankee lady". Apparently this particular plane in was in the movie Tora Tora Tora
"The woman, in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took it on herself to "restore" the image."
And here's the news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19349921
Everything about this story makes me want to say this is a fake news story and someone is trolling the world, but it seems to be true. The painting is just so terrible.
Here is a page from Violet's coloring book Thursday, August 16, 2012 | comments
No one else on the internet cares that you have work that day Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | comments
Here's a more extreme example.
It's like being some sort of Art Museum secret agent Monday, August 13, 2012 | comments
Starting this Thursday, if you go to the Museum of the Moving Image, there's a secret slot in the wall that you can find. If you put a blank DVD in there, a computer will burn you a DVD, spit it out, and you will "receive a digital art exhibition, a collection of media, or other featured content curated on a monthly cycle by Bartholl [the guy that made it] or selected artists."
More about it on their website. I found out about this on MAKEblog