The phone book

Phone bookI was trying to remember the point of that saying about reading the phone book. I guess we can’t get away with idle speculation any longer, since the internet is right there to track down any bit of trivia (which I did: reading the phone book features in prolonging [More….]

Moving the couch

800px-Mormon_Tabernacle_Choir_and_Organ It’s General Conference weekend for members of the Mormon church. This happens twice a year, and gives anyone who is interested the chance to listen to talks by the president of the church and members of the council of twelve apostles, as well as other general leaders of the church. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs, crowds of people converge on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, and the conference center fills up the 21,200 seats of its largest auditorium. Exciting as all this is, the most memorable parts [More….]

Spinny things

SpinniesOur apartment has great windows. They take up much of one wall in the living room, most of the end of the kitchen, and are nice and big in the bedrooms, as well. They’ve also got a nifty dual-opening feature: turn the handle one way and they swing to the side, turn it another way and they vent out the top. The thing I like best about them, though, is the view. Through these windows we can see [More….]