Saturday October 6, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up 2007_40

The weather was mostly blue and pretty, cool in the evenings and warm in the afternoons, except for Monday, which was grey and gloomy.


Our favorite grocery store is undergoing a major remodel. ech! This week, all of the front windows are boarded over. It's plywood, inside, from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. I'm afraid I won't be shopping there until the windows are back. It's claustrophobic and a bit creepy.


A friend writes: "An original bit I came up with the other day:"

Study Shows "New York Minute" Now Faster

Researchers at the University of Tennessee have determined that the length of a "New York Minute" is now 50.2 seconds. The NYM, as it's called, has gotten faster since recordkeeping began in 1963. At that time, the NYM was measured at 57.1 seconds; it then steadily became faster through the years, briefly slowing in 1976 during the height of the disco era. ...


My sister is enjoying Twitter. She says: "I have a new cyber friend, 'M'. ... I found her when I stumbled upon [another new friend]'s twitter page which took me to her blog which took me to M's blog..."

Was it only a week ago that I was convincing Sister to try Twitter? :-)


This week I read Grave Surprise, second in the Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris and Midnighters: The Secret Hour, first in a series by Scott Westerfeld. Each series works from a unique and interesting premise and both provide solid entertainment and likeable characters.

We watched The Thomas Crown Affair (with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo) on DVD. The climactic museum scene is delightful!


In between and around the rest, I've had nearly enough naps and oodles of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I've chatted with my sister and found topics to twitter.


Onward and Upward.

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