Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

I admit it.  After living for an eternity with a dirty, curling-at-the-edges garbage chute door sign, I did some unauthorized maintenance work today. The custodial staff in my building are overworked, and although residents aren’t encouraged to do professional work around the property the staff often appreciates these small acts of assistance. Not that I’m going to do the same on every floor.  The neighbors have computers and printers.  Let them tear out their hair learning how to change the format from Portrait to Landscape.  It’ll be educational for them, as it was for me.  Why should I be the … Continue reading Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

In Retrospect, November 8, 1994 Wasn’t as Weird as we Thought

Remember how outrageous it seemed in November 1994, when Oliver North was almost elected to the U.S. Senate? We were so innocent then. P.S. We had no business being surprised last May, when Ollie was chosen as President of the National Rifle Association.  Yes, that was shitty, but it’s time to be a little more blasé about these things.  Expect shitty. Oh, and here’s the winner of the award for Best Tweet of the Day: Continue reading In Retrospect, November 8, 1994 Wasn’t as Weird as we Thought