How does your city rank, Housing Affordability-Wise? (New York? Not so much, but we all knew that).
Things to make you angry: Price Mark-Ups on Common Items
I’m not a hippie, I swear. But here’s some good alternatives for those crazy synthetic soaps which clean out your wallet.
You’ve seen the leggings-that-look-like-jeans. If you are wearing them, take them off, now, and go punish yourself in the name of all that is holy. However, someone has, naturally, gone the opposite direction and made “PajamaJeans,” or sweatpants that look like jeans. And here I thought the snuggie was a new low.
On the sartorial side of things, looking for a new t-shirt? One that will make you appear more well read than you are? Try OutofPrint, tshirts with old classics book covers on them. I am lusting after “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Stuffed Eggplant. Need I say more?
Artist I like (not many). But Richard Hughes is pretty cool:
What what? A drill-free fix for cavities? . Not that I don’t love my dentist, that subtle whirring of the drill, that vulnerable feeling of excited helplessness you get in the chair…oh. Er. Ahem. Yes. Just click the link.
How to use your job to improve your job without getting a monetary raise. Company profits not so high this year but you’ve been doing a great job? Try asking for a quality of life raise instead. Maybe you could have flexi-hours? or Work from home sometimes?
It took one week to go from “OMG ipad” to “How will Google do it better with half the work and for half the money?” Why Steve Jobs is so angry with Google. Mostly because Google lets Apple do all the market-building and design for them, then swoops in on a deus ex machina of open-source software and triumphs.
Aircrusing (concept only). Like a big glass bottom boat/plane for crossing the Atlantic in a speedy 37 hours, fueled by the sun and wind. Sounds about my pace. Then again, I am going to try for trains as much as possible. Mostly because I’ve never been on a train, so I have unrealistic steampunk hopes for them.