The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 May 2004

Things I learned today

As Roseanne Roseannadanna was wont to say, it's always something:

All in all, a fairly informative sort of day, although I probably could have done without discovering that my 50-foot extension cord is twenty-nine feet, six inches long.

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Good heavens...the disparity in those two measurements sound eerily familiar to me...

Posted by: David at 12:55 AM on 22 May 2004

The item on Haiku is absolutely fascinating.

dark night
late blog
eyes droop

Posted by: bleedingbrain at 4:04 AM on 22 May 2004

S'posed to use no heat when drying your extension cords.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 7:17 AM on 22 May 2004

Advertised: 12" shelf
Actual: 11-1/4"

Advertised: 69" slider screen
Actual: 70"

Courtesy: Home Depot

Posted by: Vickie at 7:54 AM on 22 May 2004

I believe the extension-cord issue is due to my thinking I was buying a 50-footer three years ago and actually pulling a 30-footer off the shelf.

Unfortunately, thirty feet won't reach from the front-of-the-house outlets to the curb. (Neither will 50, so I'm going to have to go snap up a 100-footer, probably from Home Depot, which will likely work out to around 98 feet and change.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:19 AM on 22 May 2004

I hear there's a pill that can make your extension cord longer in just five days...


Posted by: Myria at 8:59 AM on 22 May 2004

Thanks for the plug! Just to clarify: In my corner of Heaven, there is no dodgeball.

Posted by: Dawn Eden at 12:01 PM on 22 May 2004

Why would anyone want to go to a section where you aren't?

Posted by: CGHill at 12:07 PM on 22 May 2004

Awwww! You're welcome anytime--assuming you won't bring a big red rubber ball. We'll already have the mornin' sun kind anyway, as Paul Simon would say (via the Cyrkle).

Posted by: Dawn Eden at 1:57 PM on 22 May 2004

[insert reference to multiplicity of turn-down days here]

Posted by: CGHill at 2:11 PM on 22 May 2004

A 2x4 isn't 2 inches by 4 inches anyway, so it's a conspiracy between architects and builders to somehow make more cash from whoever is paying them. Everything has a measurement, but nothing fits. This will discourage DIY types, and keep them in business.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 9:50 PM on 22 May 2004