Tuesday, March 24

Learned a new word

I learned a new word from last week's New Yorker: abecedarian. I had a hard time looking it up (on the internet, not a paper dictionary, obvs) because I wanted to spell it "abcedian." It means "one learning the rudiments of something" which I think you could likely figure out just from looking at the word. Here's the paragraph where I read it:
The custom stringing of tennis racquets is abecedarian compared with the subtleties that have developed in the stringing of lacrosse sticks. Nobody over nine uses a factory pocket, or so it seems. Some players carry around with them as many as seven heads. They bake their heads and reshape them. They carry different heads for different weather, because moisture changes the webbing....

Saturday, March 21

Note to the (design) world: Please add "salsa jars" to the list of things that need to be redesigned. Why create a container that won't allow you to partake of its substance without getting salsa-coated fingers?

Thursday, March 12

2 things

First: I originally read the blurb below the image as "After Aretha Franklin wore one of Luke Song's hats at President Obama's inauguration, the internet exploded."

Ha.

Second: I'd really thought we all didn't like that hat. But maybe that was just the exploding internet.

Tuesday, March 10

announcement

It's been a few weeks, and now I'm sick of both the Phish reunion and the Phish reunion backlash.