Tuesday, February 14, 2006
A couple of weeks ago, I commented on ones (eg my) inability to fold t-shirts to a commercial standard of niceness. Even more challenging are those fitted sheets ... curse them to the bottom of their ruffle edged hearts. Anyway, tidy freaks rejoice, Target, pruveyor of all things chinese, has a solution. Follow the link, children, and learn.
Posted by Grail at 2/14/2006 07:51:00 am
Monday, February 13, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Nah, actually, the title doesn't mean that much. All the same, you know how when you look at a street light at night, it sort of looks all starry, with streaks of light coming off it? These streaks a caused by high level abberations in our eyes. Tiny pits and flecks in our eyes create small flaws in our vision ... and it really hacks me off.
Anyway, I just read a really cool article about a company that is developing glasses that don't just correct your low level sight abberations (eg short-sightedness, astigmatism) but also corrects this too. They claim it can give you better than 20/20 vision. I want that now!
Update : BoingBoing just posted on this ...
Posted by Grail at 2/09/2006 09:59:00 am
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Just a fragment of poetry, which I read the other day, and thought applies so perfectly to our Lord as the suffering servant.
How beautiful, if sorrow had not made
Sorrow more beautiful than Beauty's self.
It's from the poetry of John Keats, Hyperion, Book I.
Posted by Grail at 2/08/2006 09:02:00 am
I have no idea why I find this funny ... In fact, its kind of macabre. If you have any idea what it might be about this article that tickles my funny bone, let me know.
BEIJING: A Chinese newspaper editor has died from injuries months after traffic police beat him up for an expose about exorbitant electric bicycle license fees, a New York-based press watchdog said.
Posted by Grail at 2/08/2006 08:51:00 am
Thursday, February 02, 2006
You walk into a store. The T-shirts are in a very tidy tower. You select your size, take it to the change room, and and try it on. Nup, no good. Now to fold it up again. But do you know what? You can't! I can't, anyway. Usually, I make this kind of sad effort at refolding it and then put it back on the T-shirt tower, a crumpled wreck of a once tidy t-shirt before the proud folds of the untested tees.
Well, no longer. I am going to take one of these with me when t-shirt shopping. Its a t-shirt folding machine! The wonders of the steam age!
Posted by Grail at 2/02/2006 11:30:00 am
I had been blythly posting away, confident that I had somehow slipped under the net-radar and no-one was reading my posts. It was a kind of cosy feeling really, like being in bed on a rainy day with a good book and no-one else within a million miles ... And then julia shattered my confidence by posted a comment. She may not have been the first but she was definitely the first I noticed (yup, I wasn't watching very closely).
So this post is dedicated to julia ... For three reasons. She:
1) Very kindly congratulated me on my engagement
2) She is my firstest and most frequentest commenter on this blog ... She has commented at least twice! (She actually informed me she had already comment on a post ... Which I have mislaid ... Its probably down the back of the sofa cushions with the remote control, a small colony of loose change, and that banana that went missing last summer) ... julia this gives you the extreme dubious honour of being my greatest fan. If I were you, I'd change my name right away, move to another country and pretend it wasn't me ;)
3) Just tricking. I only had two.
julia ... Thank you! May your screen always be bright and glowy, your mouse run smooth and your link be fast and true.
Posted by Grail at 2/02/2006 10:49:00 am