Archive for the ‘2012’ Category
Проснулась к буре за окном: ветрище, ошмётки дождя, темнота, мечущиеся деревья
Открыла почту: Hotmail открылся, показывает 6 новых сообщений, я хочу их развернуть, а кнопки не работают. И вообще, никакие не работают.
While discussing an interesting stair in Santa Fe church and trying to find an adequate definition for the structural term “stringer” I went to architectural shelf in my bookcase and came across Made to Scale. Staircase Masterpieces, a Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum booklet from 2006′ exhibition of staircase models from Thaw’ Gift collection.
I have an extra ticket to a Chocolate Tour (see description) this coming Sunday for 4pm. The tours are all booked till New Year, so you getting yourself a sweet deal: you can enjoy my glorious company AND tastings of incredible confections in some of the best NY chocolate boutiques. Just say a word in the comments and be my guest!
All responses I got so far are regrets from readers too geographically remote to share the tour. I can’t believe my NY readers don’t have a sweet tooth…do I have to name names?
There is a thunderstorm behind my window. On December 18th this here winter afternoon of 3:45pm. With cannon-like thunder, bouts of rain and lightning shooting out of low gray clouds.
One of the thoughts (others, on topic, are subject for another post) is a casual confirmation of my choice in the blogroll/LJ “friends” page.
It’s rather satisfactory to see (through somebody else’s “friends’ page) people I removed from my reading some time ago (for totally unrelated offenses) displaying anti-gun preferences. Not that I would exercise the removal only and exclusively for that reason, but as a side note it’s just another brushstroke in a wider picture. Once again: unfortunately, and as much as I hate squeezing myself and others into preconceived package deals, it is not unreasonable to expect consequential opinions from people with certain principles. F.i., if someone is a libertarian of Reason‘ streak, more likely than not he will defend “open borders” and “contractual mercenaries” in lieu of police. So it applies here.
And again, by the same token, some people surprised me with their clear, realistic and practical thinking on this issue. Not enough, though, to get on my blogroll…with one exception.