Pandora Gets Theological

Heard today on Pandora in direct succession:

Perhaps somebody (Somebody?) is trying to tell us something….

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Please, $DEITY, let this be the result of autocorrect.

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At the Eleventh Hour…

…of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent.

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Those who know us know that we love a good fire, and this winter looks to have lots of opportunity for such, with first snow expected this weekend.  In preparation, therefore, we’ve been looking to procure firewood.

After several rounds with unscrupulous sellers trying to play games with me regarding the quantity of wood (one tried to tell me that a “cord”–which he originally wrote in his ad as a “quart”–was “a term for multiple ricks,” and a rick contains 80 logs), I hunted down the actual legal definition, in an official .gov (NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology) publication: NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities.

See definition, on page 115: Cord. – The amount of wood that is contained in a space of 128 [cubic feet] when the wood is ranked and well stowed. For the purpose of this regulation, “ranked and well stowed” shall be construed to mean that pieces of wood are placed in a line or row, with individual pieces touching and parallel to each other, and stacked in a compact manner.​

Anybody using any other definition is at best ignorant, and at worst dishonest.

So, the next time somebody tries to pull a fast one on you, you now have an authoritative source to ask him to give you an accurate, meaningful, consistent number.

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Turn Back Time

Just a friendly reminder.

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Halloween Marketing Win



Whether you hate tootsie rolls or licorice, the truth is we’ve all received Halloween candy we don’t like. But this year, Reese’s is coming to the rescue with their very own candy exchange machine.

“Reese’s Halloween Candy Converter Machine” was first released to the public on Sunday, October 28, during a Halloween parade in Tarrytown, New York.

The machine allows people to trade in the candy they don’t want for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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Meanwhile, in other news, it seems we’re in the right place for the season:

OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s all treats and no tricks in OKC this year! According to Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network, Oklahoma City is the fourth best city for trick-or-treating in the United States.

Put on your costumes and grab your pillow cases, boys and girls!

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The Myriad

Looking forward to time spent in the Myriad this Sunday at noon.  It’s one of our favourite spots, even for just laying out (even if such doesn’t seem on the menu for this weekend…but the weather might change soon).

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Courtesy of Pandora (seed: “Royal Crown Revue,” also a great band), we are pleased to discover Caro Emerald.  Pandora offered us “Liquid Lunch:”

From there, we enjoyed “A Night Like This:”

There’s lots more, including some live from the Montreux Jazz Festival.

We are definitely a fan; go forth and enjoy!

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From the Aviary

Hummingbird: I shall sip nectar from this flower in a silent, graceful ballet.


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Dust Bunnies

We always were a fan of short films.  To that end:

We would note for the record that we have no dust bunnies.  Rumors that this is the work of a pack of especially vicious and well-fed dust coyotes are entirely without merit.

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