Today’s color is Home Depot Orange. It’s a color I’ve seen way too much of lately, and I have to see it again today. They have not had some of the items I’ve needed, and they are woefully understaffed, so it takes forever to get out of there. Why must a store that sells so many nifty toys be such a pain to shop at?

On a completely unrelated note, I learned two things on Saturday. First, I live three blocks from an old folks’ home (yes, this was news to me). Second, people who live near this type of facility need to be prepared for all kinds of situations. Some little old lady escaped from the place on Saturday and apparently “ran”, according to eyewitnesses, down the street until she slipped and fell next to a storm grate near my house. She wasn’t really hurt, but she had a bad case of Alzheimer’s and had no idea who she was or where she lived. (Actually, she knew exactly where she lived, it was on Broadway and South Broadway in Manhattan, but she didn’t know where she really lived.) So we had an ambulance come to check her out, along with a couple cops, but nobody had any clue what to do with her after they decided she did not need to go to the hospital. Luckily, somebody knew about the home up the street, so I went there to inquire. Sure enough, that was where she belonged, and they had no idea she had gone missing.

So, at least everything turned out ok, but I guess the moral of the story is: Don’t get old. If you must get old, do not become senile. If you must become senile, and if you move to a care facility, make sure it is very close to where you remembered living before. If this is not possible, then be sure to escape at the first opportunity and introduce yourself to the neighbors. The social interaction will be good for them.

The Cook’s Thesaurus

The Cook’s Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.” I’m not sure that I’ll have much occasion to use the site with my limited culinary palate, but I’m sure others will find the site informative. 🙂


Today’s color is dark chocolate. You gotta love when somebody brings home a bag of Nantucket cookies. Unofficially, it’s really more of a grey day. It’s cloudy. Grey. I have to go shopping for duct parts. Grey. Then I have to start working on my homework. Grey, grey, grey. But it’s so much more fun to think about the cookies. :-9 Everybody can have one if they want to come over!


The TouchGraph GoogleBrowser is a really cool way to graphically see the links between different sites. Enter a URL and see the different relationships between it and other sites several levels deep. The instructions are a little obtuse at first, but after entering and double-clicking on my ‘80s URL icon several times, I was quite surprised to see how many sites were related to me and what sites were related to those sites, etc…


Today’s color is relaxing mint green. It’s the color of a college student on Spring Break, determined to blow off doing his huge pile of homework and projects for one more day. Tomorrow. I’ll start hitting the books again tomorrow.


Normisms presents all of your favorite “Norm” lines from Cheers: “Hey, Mr. Peterson, Jack Frost nipping at your nose?” “Yep, now let’s get Joe Beer nipping at my liver, huh?”