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.
Posted at 9:16 PM to Blogorrhea
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Good heavens...the disparity in those two measurements sound eerily familiar to me...
The item on Haiku is absolutely fascinating.
S'posed to use no heat when drying your extension cords.
Advertised: 12" shelf
Advertised: 69" slider screen
Courtesy: Home Depot
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.)
I hear there's a pill that can make your extension cord longer in just five days...
Thanks for the plug! Just to clarify: In my corner of Heaven, there is no dodgeball.
Why would anyone want to go to a section where you aren't?
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).
[insert reference to multiplicity of turn-down days here]
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.