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notes from underwear [Jun. 12th, 2006|02:55 am]
The American Caliban
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I'm still pretty exhausted, maybe trying not to get sick? So I'm only going to drop some PEARLS on you here:
  1. Today I was getting my powerbook fixed, and while waiting for this I was outside the store reading the New York Review of Books. A guy sat down at the table with his laptop and said "That's my favorite magazine! Are you a literati too?"

  2. West Costa Mesa's latest addition to the Christian Aquarium is The Lord's Gym, where the faithful can build abs and thighs but cannot wear spaghetti straps or bare their midriffs. One may work out to "Christian" music while observing murals and scripture. via OC Metblogs.

  3. At the mall after Powerbook repair I wandered and saw many very beautiful people, 1020 thread count sheets for sale (I had no idea those existed!), and AMERICA! In case you're curious, AMERICA! is overweight 30-year-old white guys in expensive sunglasses, cargo shorts, flipflops, and surf t-shirts.

  4. On the way home I saw one of the Crazy Recumbent Bike Guys (it's a type). This one was dressed in a bright yellow marine foul weather jacket that was zipped all the way up and had the hood laced in tight over his face, and also wore sunglasses. He looked like a HazMat investigator gone post-apocalyptic. It was about 75 degrees out.

  5. Tomatoes with sesame-ginger dressing and furikake sprinkled on them are great.
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2006-06-12 11:38 am (UTC)

Thread count

It's my impression that those kinds of sheets with absurdly high thread count are 1) somehow meant for people with weird allergies or hypersensitivities, and 2) are pretty fragile: bleach them or put them in the dryer on high and they could just come apart.
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2006-06-12 02:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Thread count

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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2006-06-12 03:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Thread count

or perhaps (4) some kind of loophole in the definition of threadcount?
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2006-06-12 03:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Thread count

... like the one described in the article I linked there?
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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2006-06-12 07:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Thread count

Oh... I didn't see that that was a link. My brain says "underline == link" and the particular style of this journal doesn't really differentiate normal text from a link (other than the gray-on-white is a slightly different shade of gray, which my LCD and/or eyes can't differentiate.)
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2006-06-13 12:57 am (UTC)

The style problem

Use this! I made it for you! FOR CHRISTMAS!
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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2006-06-13 01:50 am (UTC)

Re: The style problem

If ever a version of Grease Monkey arrives for Safari, then I'll gladly use it. I'm not a big fan of the OS X Firefox, unfortunately. I really *want* to use it, but am just a little too irked at the sluggishness and some of the UI quirks. Plus, all of my scripts work against the Safari XML data files, and I'd rather not have to rewrite them.
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[User Picture]From: ttam
2006-06-12 01:26 pm (UTC)
You saw CALIFORNIA!

AMERICA! is 75lbs heavier and wearing a football jersey and sweatpants.
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[User Picture]From: miss_geek
2006-06-12 02:47 pm (UTC)
it really bothers me that the lords gym thinks that they can have yoga.
i mean, the whole thing is wrong, but that makes me mad.
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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2006-06-12 03:24 pm (UTC)
It seems that one of our recumbent bicyclists got out. Could you aim him in the direction of Portland if you see him again?
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[User Picture]From: pilarcruz
2006-06-12 03:24 pm (UTC)
You should have told the guy in #1 that you were the Killuminati.
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From: besskeloid
2006-06-13 03:42 am (UTC)
ATTACK OF THE KILLER LITERATO.
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[User Picture]From: hweimei
2006-06-12 04:14 pm (UTC)
#5 = umami explosion!
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