I have been doing my best Sherlock impersonation, scouring through thousands of phone records looking for patterns. Not sure exactly what I’m looking for but two managers are looking at an employee’s phone usage. Whatever. I’ll let the number flash around in front of me and find those aha moments with a lot of caveats.
I was just informed that I should not use the women’s bathroom nearest my office because someone “did number 2 on the floor.”
Well, I think I see a pattern developing in my workday.
Like money? Wanna do something free on a Saturday in NYC? You can check out the Museum of American Finance for free on Saturdays throughout 2014. It’s a small museum but it houses some interesting finds if you are interested in the history of American finance.
There is a room dedicated to Alexander Hamilton and sculptures depicting his duel with Aaron Burr. There are quotes on the wall from Hamilton including: "It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government." and "Here, sir, the people govern."
There are interactive displays including things like an explanation of anti-counterfeiting techniques in U.S. currency. And it’s where I learned that Abraham Lincoln’s last official act as the President was to create the Secret Service. And there are other unique artifacts dealing with currency such as the image above that shows a counterfeit check and the dollar bills with Hawaii stamped on them that were tagged as currency on the island that could be refused as tender should Hawaii have fallen to Japan in WWII.
It’s a beautiful old building that has found a new life as a museum. More pics to follow.
Natural disasters create a surge of helplessness in those not directly affected. Many people want to do something concrete, something more than a quick donation or a Like on Facebook. Nowadays this…
Thanks to the lovely julietspinsyarns for sending this link my way after my last post. I got caught up in the penguin adorableness and didn’t look into the story well enough. They will take more sweaters but will be selling them, not outfitting cute waddlers. So not a bad thing, just not quite what it sounded like originally.
I’m still a fan of knitting for causes (I’m still offering scarves and cowls and such to people who have donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, for instance), but you can lay down your needles regarding the penguins. I just wish that cute little sweaters would have helped the pelicans and others in my beloved Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill a few years back. Pelicans in sweaters would have rocked.
the penguin foundation is asking knitters around the world to send penguin-sized pullovers which help stop the rescued animals from cleaning toxic oil off with their beaks x
How can you not knit a sweater for the penguins, ffs?
Attention knitters. The penguins need your help.
GPOYMGHW - Mardi Gras Headgear edition. You just can’t help but have fun when you have jester caps on your head. And pom poms.
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
This is so cool!
This is awesome!
YOLO letters stolen from Loyola University sign; School says it’s a ‘victim of Mardi Gras’YOLO means “You Only Live Once,” but now it means vandalism for Loyola University in Uptown New Orleans. Mardi Gras morning, Loyola officials found the L-O-Y-O letters that spell out Loyola in its front lawn sign missing.
W.T.F. This is the type of behavior that makes me skip the last several days of carnival. I am fortunate to live within 2 blocks of the parade route which is great since I can take a chair out and let mom watch some of the parades. There were some great adjustments this year like not letting people park on either side of the St Charles during the parades and having people move their ladders back from the curb but I have to say the crowds the last several days (primarily) have been far worse this year. The term respect for people or their property is at a new low with a certain population of parade goers.
The story about the Loyola sign makes my ears burn, much like they did when I came home and found three young guys hanging out on my front steps and watched my neighbors with flashlights attempt to run off young people who were using our property as bathrooms, places to stop and have sex and whatnot. Or when I had to have someone towed because they blocked my driveway (yes, I am that bitch that calls and has people towed). Or when a guy put a young girl on his shoulders at one of the parades and tried to climb over the chair my mom was sitting in nearly dumping her out onto the street. Or when a guy walked right past my clearly lit porch that I was sitting on in an attempt to go down the side of my house to pee. I could go on but I don’t wanna kill everyone’s buzz. Not that that would be possible. Rick commented at one point that he suspected that half of the humidity was alcohol.
There’s still a ton to love about Mardi Gras and I’m glad I was there for more than a week of fun and I met some really lovely people so I don’t want this to sound completely ranty. Maybe I’m getting old but I remember when Mardi Gras in the residential part of town (rather than the French Quarter images most people around the world equate with the holiday) was a wonderful party that was free for all to join in but it is rapidly approaching a free-for-all.