Paging all you math nerds, this is going to be awesome.
"On December 5, 2013, Manhattan will see an awesome, one-of-a-kind spectacle when the National Museum of Mathematics, New York’s newest museum landmark, presents a math event that lights up one of the city’s oldest landmarks: the Flatiron Building. In what might be one of the most unusual events of this holiday season, MoMath will create a stunning illuminated demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem.
By surrounding the entire structure with glow sticks, held in place by hundreds of New Yorkers, the length of the shimmering sides will show that the Flatiron Building is roughly based on a 5-12-13 right triangle. (It’s no coincidence that this event takes place on the only date in the next 92 years that includes this famous Pythagorean triple.)”
In need of a little love but still lovely. Concert Grove, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Once Upon A Time … There Lived A Dragon … Imagination Playground, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
The Snowy Day at the Imagination Playground, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Well, it sort of depends
iamjustcara said: so keep frozen bottles of water in da freezer and if the power goes out … do i move the frozen bottles to the fridge or put everything from the fridge in the freezer?
Food will only stay good in the fridge for a few hours even if you don’t open the door so unless you have a lot of ice or access to dry ice to put in the fridge I usually try make use of the freezer if I have space to move things. The fridge is a larger area and harder to keep cold.
A full freezer can stay cold for up to 48 hours if it stays closed and is full. Same idea if you have a cooler. Put stuff from fridge in cooler with ice blocks and keep it closed. Small space good.
The bottom line is that if you can take it out and cook it or use it do that. Eat all the ice cream. :) It makes room in the freeze and it isn’t gonna keep no matter what. We used to have ice cream swaps in the street when the power went out. lol
And above all, be safe. If you have any doubts, throw it out. I don’t take take chances with eggs or mayo and such but hard cheeses and yogurts can be ok. Don’t refreeze things that have thawed. But you don’t usually have to throw out as much as you might think if you can keep it cold. Oh yeah, and if you have fridge and freezer thermometers to help you know how cold things stayed that helps too.
GPOYLMNIWMHAITTW - Look Ma, No Idea Where My Hands Are In These Things edition
Yeah, cooking in someone else’s kitchen (not a euphemism) is weird. I’m just lucky I didn’t make a total mess of the Thanksgiving stuff I was making with my poofy lobster claws. Ended up being a good thing that I wasn’t serving up the grub at my house since my fridge did a swan song on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
Luckily there wasn’t much in my fridge except what I had already planned on cooking on Wednesday to take with me and I am hurricane smart. I always have ziploc bags or spare plastic bottles of water frozen. This is a pro tip that many of us who live in places where the power goes out with some regularity know. The spare ice blocks will get you through about 24 hours if you aren’t opening and closing the freezer/fridge. Once the ice is melted you know it’s time to start chucking the food that’s left. This PSA brought to you by crawfish girl. You’re welcome.
PS I have the best building staff, because my fridge was replaced by the time I got home on Friday afternoon. Big chill-producing yay!
My grocery paints all of the window panes at the front and around the entrance ways of the store for the holidays. The first thing you see when you walk through the first automatic door is smooching snow people. Awww, guess they have to stay inside so they don’t melt from their snow passion.
TT - Like the Hulk only with depression edition
Both of my parents exhibited forms of depression so I know it’s in my blood. I had what I termed a quarter life crisis when I was about 17. I knew something wasn’t right. I thought it was with me. Maybe it was. Maybe it wasn’t. I had a lot of anger. Which is a primal, reptilian wrapper for depression. The family was dysfunctional and that could have been the sum total of it. That was plenty.
I had just turned 17 when I graduated from high school. I spent the summer at the public library reading the entire psychology section of the stacks. I found some answers. Some questions. Some solace. I realized that studying psychology and going that direction would be a bad idea because I would get too attached to patients and would be like the person who hangs onto the drowning victim and gets pulled under too.
I keep the demons at bay for the most part. But a little piece of me is dark and lurks in the corners of my mind. I acknowledge it. I wink at it. Sometimes I indulge it a bit. I feed it cake or a triple portion of lasagna. I have made peace with it much in the same way David Banner explains in that perfect moment in The Avengers that his secret is that he’s always angry.
We build shields. We develop masterfully Rube Goldbergian coping mechanisms with tenuous trip wires. Like the Hulk, the happy, peaceful me that most of the world sees is only possible because inside of me there is that piece that is always angry and always will be. It is the furnace that burns and helps me radiate the light.
Ooops, one of you discovered my secret lair and now I will have to find a new one. Actually a number of you know where I work and those who don’t could find out easily enough because I don’t have hard lines between my various cyber-locales. Hide in plain sight, that’s my secret.
All of the staff at the Lefferts house were enthusiastic and helpful and wonderful at explaining things about the house, as well as the activities they were running which included a woman spinning wool, another making oliekoeks (oil cakes aka donuts), other people were helping the kids learn how to make candles from twigs, rope, and wax or learn to make sauerkraut, play games from the 19th century and more. It’s a wonderful place to visit and is right next to the Prospect Park Zoo.