Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fun craigslists posts

As usual - having fun posting some things on craigslist.

My old microwave
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/app/5130341851.html
Where I linked some great microwave recipes from my old online cookbook.
http://jonathan.lansey.net/microwave/

But the foosball post is golden:
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/fuo/5130371524.html


Also let me know if you live in Boston and want a rusty grill+propane tank or a most-inefficient air conditioner  which sucks hot air in from outside while it cools.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Growing supermarket sweet potatoes

Six months ago I planted a bit that was growing off the end of a sweet potato inside of an orange juice bottle. The other day I had to repot it and ... Wow! Some baby sweet potatoes were almost randomly scattered around the roots. I'm going to eat two tiny ones but most I repotted to see if they grow bigger.
Note: the bolt cutters were needed to get the Orange juice bottle open.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Pizza credit card with a bite

After many rejected custom credit card images and a few successes painting my own credit card design with a marker – I found that the marker paint would wear off too fast. Inspired by my previous pacman design, I was finally able to slip a card design past the capitalone censors, and have some fun with it too.

The pizza card arrived yesterday and I haven't had a chance to use it yet. If asked "did it come that way" as people always ask about the pacman card – my plan is to say "no, it came as a full pizza pie but this one time I was really hungry ..."


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Appropriate tissue use

 I noticed this on the bottom of a box of tissues in a doctor's office:
Check out those extreme "Directions for Use":
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Use only as a facial tissue.
I am not the first person to notice this bizarre warning. Someone even wrote a hilarious song based on it:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

The week before I left Norfolk (I may even tell you where I am now while I am still here), I visited the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.  I visited after the cherry blossoms had mostly fallen, but the azaleas were fantastic.





 This flower had both pink and white petals in it.

 I don't believe these are azaleas, but they are still pretty.
 Crape myrtle is the city tree of Norfolk and here are a whole bunch of them.
The Norfolk airport is right next to the gardens.  In fact this picture was taken from the gardens airport overlook spot.  The airport and gardens were actually opened the same year.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

First, Last, Middle

Our shul has two small sets of the Talmud on the shelves. The other week, I noticed something strange:
Check out the volume on the right. For those who can't read this, on the spine of the book it lists the tractates contained within. However, translating the first three:
    1. First Gate
    2. Last Gate
    3. Middle Gate
The book on the left has the correct order, First - Middle - Last; the inside of the book on the right is in the correct order. Apparently, the person typesetting the cover messed up. C'mon, you had one job!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mailing labels

This post isn't about labels you use for mailing ... it is about actually mailing a label. These days I'm in the business of shipping bright orange 2.5lb boxes around the world and sometimes funny things happen.


This postage stamp, connected with two packing slips, escaped free of the little customs baggie on the box, aaaaaaand traveled all the way to the customer in Norway. Actual box with the bike horn was nowhere to be found, they literately received exactly what you see here in this picture and nothing more.