This past weekend we went back to San Francisco for a concert by the San Francisco Symphony, a gift from the French: music from Bizet‘s Carmen Suites (1874), Ravel‘s 1930 Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet playing), and Saint-Saëns‘ 1886 Symphony No. 3, Opus 78, the Organ Symphony… Continue reading
Am I the only person that thinks this is in the poorest possible taste?
Today, on Halloween, I receive a survey from the corporate-owned cemetery asking me to rate my “overall cemetery experience” from last month when we buried my mother there.
When my parents purchased their cemetery plots decades ago, they bought … Continue reading
Short version: Unless you are wanting to play a few games on your TV, or unless you want to cut the cable cord, the new 1st gen TV is a total pass. Version 1 of the tvOS is, as has become standard practice for Apple’s new products, a big step backwards. The foundation they have set in place has potential … Continue reading
“We have a blue-light special down in aisle 8…”
Step back into K-mart in May of 1988 by listening to K-mart’s in-store muzak complete with the in-store commercials preserved for all posterity. You remember K-mart, don’t you? Founded in 1899 as the SS Kresge Corporation in Garden City, Michigan. I think it is still in business.
It’s a pity the … Continue reading
I love Kickstarter. I love funding people’s clever ideas! So, when I saw the Baselamp project by Luke Kelly (“the effortless way to turn almost anything into a lamp”), I ordered 2 of them: handmade and hand finished in the USA in New York and New Hampshire (where the heat sink is extruded).
The Baselamp is a flat walnut (also … Continue reading
I continue to be crazy, crazy busy, just returning from an unexpected and quick trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. I took my new Bublcam with me. I’ve had it for some time, but I’ve not had the time to try it … Continue reading
A few years ago I wrote a blog post, “I’ll Buy a Vow*l”, about the state budget horrors of California. I jokingly stated that, to raise revenue, the state passed a law limiting the use of the vowel “e” from all forms of written communication. Each state resident was only allotted a fixed number of the vowels per month. … Continue reading
I blogged before about my purchase of a pair of Ultimate Ears Pro 18 In-Ear Monitors, but, after having lived with them now for just over a year, I wanted to write a follow up post about them. Rarely does a product so satisfy a demanding customer!
I bought these in-ear monitors primarily for in-flight travel–to block out the often … Continue reading
Remember the window shades ordeal that started back in December but never seemed to end? They were supposed to be completed mid July. Almost were. A little problem. Will reschedule.
Also, in mid-July we received a notice from the DeKalb County Department of Environmental Health … Continue reading
I am saddened to report that my dear mother passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015. She was just 3 months away from her 80th birthday. My sister, Rebecca, gave her a surprise birthday party for her 79th birthday.
Mother was … Continue reading