Mundanities

Industry in 1915

“Lack of scientific cost-finding systems in the women’s muslin underwear industry has led to ruinous competition in the industry.” Evening Star, November 26, 1915, page 12.

Confession

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a big West Wing fan. I popped the first DVD in last night and while pondering questions like “why is CJ being called about the president’s bike accident at 5 in the…

Tisha B’Av and Ostriching

Today was Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, which is a day of communal mourning. In a fascinating stroke of coincidence, both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem fell on the ninth of Av.…

#yesallwomen

Dear advice columnist, I am writing today so that I can show your response to the offender in this situation. I am too chicken to speak to him directly. I should start by saying that I am very fortunate never…

Navel Gazing

1. I definitely need to get myself back in the blogging habit. 2. I have a lot of things in my head about issues of race. Was going to blog about them, realized it might be just a lot of…

If I were a typical…

Cyclist ran a red light while I was walking to work this morning. I had to wait FOUR EXTRA SECONDS!!! to cross the street. All cyclists are terrible and shouldn’t be allowed to live.   NB: If you don’t know…

KidneyDotNerd

Two weeks ago (15 days, to be precise) I donated a kidney to one of my friends. Thirteen days ago I was discharged from the hospital and twelve days ago I felt well enough to walk to the pharmacy and…

On moving

If all goes as planned, I will become the owner (part-owner, with a bank owning the rest) of my very first condo on Monday. Today’s task during my “lunch break” was getting estimates for movers. I’d forgotten in the last…