Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Caught My Eye

Here are some items that caught my eye(s):

I"ve always been fascinated by different textiles and corduroy has always been at the top of the list. I have a pair of beloved black cords that I wear all winter. They are just getting to the stage where they are soft and almost noiseless. That interesting sound that cords make, especially new cords can be a bit of annoyance. I wonder if these make the same sort of noise.

It's always been a puzzle to me that items can be missing in my home. I have spent a ridiculous amount of time looking for the oddest things-keys, cellphone, something that I just had in my hand moments ago,etc. To my mind though,the great enigma in the where-in-the-hell-is-something hierarchy are socks. Missing socks are the true baffler. They go into the wash, into the dryer and then where. Is my dryer a portal to some planet where socks have their own world? Apparently I am not the only one who has spent some time pondering the elusiveness of socks. Check this out.

It's fun to shop online and to wait for the package to wend it's way to you. It's even more fun when you forget that you have ordered something and a package shows up and you can be all surprised and everything. Two sites that are helping online shoppers save money are Naughtycodes and CurrentCodes. These sites contain listings of coupon codes that gives a percent or dollar amount off your purchase. There are quite a few of these sites all over the Internet, but these are the two that I like.

I love ships. Always have. Anything from a kayak, john boat, canoe all the way up to yachts-I'm right there. However I do think there is such a thing as way, way, way too much conspicuous consumption. (Via Luxist)

Happy Songkran, New Year in Sri Lanka. Today is the day of water festivals. Thai Buddhists will be bathing their Buddha statues in flower-scented water, bathing their parents hands in flower-scented water and dousing each other with water. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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