Someone vandalized the Shaw monument today. It happened this afternoon, literally while I was working down the street. In fact, I walked past the monument on my lunch break. I really cannot fathom why someone would do such a thing. I know I am not your average person when it comes to how I feel about this particular monument, but still, I cannot understand it.
There has not been a shark attack on a human being in Massachusetts since 1936. So naturally someone just had to go and ruin that long unspoiled record.
Continue reading “History in the making, but not in a good way”
We got our new utility bills, and what do you know, the difference between the amount of kilowatt hours of electricity we used this past month compared to the same month last year is huge. And what’s even better is even with running the AC units at full blast last year we still couldn’t get the indoor temperature below 78 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas this year it is almost always below 74 degrees. Those new curtains and the weather sealing really worked. Awesome.
I just got this email today from Matthew Hall and so I thought I’d pass it along to the rest of you. There are three concerts he’s involved with, starting tonight, that help wrap up SoHIP.
Continue reading “July and August Concerts”
There are lots of things in this world I do not understand. Septum piercings, Mitt Romney, people who drive Hummers in cities, and fanfic are a few. Today Etsy introduced me to a new one. So did Fab.com.
Continue reading “Things I do not understand”
We had a yard sale today. On the whole it went really well. However, when you’re dealing with random people on the street and people who saw your ad on Craigslist, you never know what you’re going to get.
Continue reading “Yard Sale People”
The past few weeks have held a lot of change for our humble home. Although it has not been the hottest summer on record for Boston (as far as I know) it has been rather warm. Kelly and I held out for a good month and a half before finally caving in and putting in our two small window AC units and turning them on. But that is not the only thing different.
Continue reading “Energy efficiency for the win”
I was reading through the most recent post by The Bloggess. This post was her announcement of the third leg of her book tour and there was much celebration in the comments from people who will get to see her at a reading. As usual, I scrolled on down and read through the comments because they’re often hilarious. Then I came to this one.
Continue reading “The things you learn on the internet”
I haven’t been getting too many emails lately about other people having concerts this summer, so I’ve mostly been posting my own stuff. Lucky for you, I can now post an opportunity for you to get in on before the downbeat.
Continue reading “Summer Music Making”
We may have mentioned before that dachshund stuff just seems to find its way to us. The same is true for dachshund photos. Below are some adorable dachshund photos that we’ve come across or had mailed to us recently.
Continue reading “Gratuitous Dachshund Photos and Video”