It wasn’t even close. I creamed “turd-blossom” too. As Karl “turd-blossom” Rove reports in the December 26th Wall Street Journal article, “Bush is a Book Lover,” the president read 40 books this year to Rove’s 65. Below is my list (so far).
aside: if you know grep and keep your books in Facebook’s iRead/weRead, you might have noted there’s no export feature. Copy and past the text (not html source) of each page of results in your “my reads” listing. Then find/replace “^\[(.*)\]$” with a blank line. Strip all blank lines, and you’ll have a list that you can work with.
Full list, after the break. Continue reading
Welcome to shopping in Dutchess County. At the Target in the Poughkeepsie Galleria and the Super Stop and Shop, Laura and encountered this for the first time: shopping carts that you have to pay for.
It took me a while to figure out why I couldn’t use any of these carts. They were in the front of the store, but they are chained together, so you can’t use them.
When we figured out that in order to get a cart in which to place all the stuff you want to buy from the store, you have to pay $0.25.
Or, you can use a hand basket for free and buy less.
The headline quote is courtesy of Laura.
Update: Mom says that you get your quarter back when you return the cart. And aparently, not that many people care about the quarter and still leave the cart out in the parking lot.
How common is this?