Saturday, August 30, 2008

Innerspring Thing

I went shopping for a mattress today. Why is this so difficult? And why must there be SO goddam many different kinds of mattresses and SO many different names for the same exact thing?

I left the store without a new mattress. And now I have spent approximately 8,000 hours on the Internet trying to figure out how to figure out what I want.

I'm pretty sure that my current relationship with my mattress is a failed relationship. I need to dump my mattress. But I'm hesitant to let go of a sure thing when I don't really know what my options are out there in the world.

Help! Woman seeks new relationship for plenty of sleeping together. Extra padding a plus.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Save the planet by having fewer kids, scientists suggest

Rising populations are a huge strain on our warming planet. A British journal suggests that we can make a difference by having smaller families. Whaddya think?

From the Chicago Tribune: "There are plenty of ways to cut your carbon footprint, whether it's driving less or buying an energy-efficient refrigerator. But the British Medical Journal, in an editorial last month, urged a more controversial one: having fewer children."

If you're interested in more on the environmental argument for having only one child, check out Bill McKibben's book Maybe One, in which he makes the case for smaller families.

Personally, I'm only having one kid. I have my reasons.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tom Seaton, Philadelphia NL baseball, 1912

I have some dear friends named Seaton. I like to pretend that this guy is an ancestor of theirs.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

World of Mirth

I'd love to live in a world of mirth. Or even a boxcar of mirth, as this seems to be.