Tag Archives: words

mismatched mulch

Oops! Some of this mulch is Absolute Black and some is Radiant Black.  Which bags will our neighbors take back?  Or will they combine the two for a subtle, toned effect? Somewhere there is someone who is earning his or … Continue reading

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football talk 2

More football talk from those great British commentators.   This entry features some examples of the crisp and concise school, taken from that very interesting game between England and Iceland that ended the round of sixteen at this year’s Euro … Continue reading

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football talk 1

The best thing about watching international level football (soccer, to Americans, aka Association football, aka The Beautiful Game) is catching a game being covered by the old school British commentators. These guys have seen thousands of games in person and … Continue reading

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of yellow flowers and laziness

I saw this small yellow flower. It is a kind of weed. I don’t know what it is, and I will look it up. But right now it is hot and I feel lazy, so it is just a small … Continue reading

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sign of the day

This sign is crude but effective. I actually bought the product advertised: my new giant duffel bag is purple with grey straps. Note that the store behind the sign is mostly dark. It was 102 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday and … Continue reading

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the french word for “bell pepper”

The other thing I learned on yesterday’s trip to Costco is the French word for bell pepper. It’s a good thing for all of our inner eyes when store stockers (and all the other working people who are responsible for … Continue reading

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english numerals

Old catalogs aren’ t just great sources for details about the past, but for fonts and approaches to type as well. What better place to find beautiful old numerals than a catalog page of tape measures. These look nicer than my … Continue reading

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menards meets mega merchandise

Masterpiece means much money!

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small potatoes

You know the phrase “it’s small potatoes”, meaning it’s trivial or not so important? That’s about as small a Yukon Gold as you can get.

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and you thought it had no practical use:

(found at Wal-Mart today by someone who knows me, and this blog, too well.)

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