Archive for August, 2016

My Life in TVs

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I started this blog eleven years ago, in 2005, the same year I got my first HDTV, it turns out. Yes, I can trace my tv ownership through this blog. My oldest tv is below on the left, ...

Words That Don’t Need to Exist

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

First up: eponymous. I don't know why anyone ever uses this word. It's almost always redundant, and/or the information it is conveying is self-evident. I don't know, it just sounds like you're trying too hard. ...

NYC Parks and Recreation Lap Swim Contest

Friday, August 26th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We had the party to celebrate NYC Parks and Recreation's Lap Swim program this week. As usual, there was a mix-up about who was swimming in the relay race. It happens every year. I was supposed to ...

Proof My Brain No Longer Works

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

I've started working on the section about the Penitentiary on Blackwell's Island (backstory: I'm writing a book about Blackwell's Island for Algonquin Books). I find this great quote by Charles Dickens describing the stripes the men wore, and ...

My Old Panasonic CT30WX15 TV Broke

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

It's eleven years old, so I can't complain, it served me well. But I am absolutely freaked out at how much I spent. I can't really afford it. I even tried to fix it. I took ...