In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
Here's a story Dad told a couple times that it doesn't seem I have written down.
Working at, managing, the Community Playthings workshop for the Macedonia Cooperative Community – the intentional community in Georgia, he would call it.
Dad described how they made very good quality wooden educational toys. In particular he talked about wooden stove and refrigerator type sets.
Helping clean Grandpa's boat, I was dumping some relatively benign cleaning water out of site of the harbormaster. This involved (not exactly out of necessity) climbing down the side of the boat with one hand holding the bucket. With hand on the top railing and toes on the first ridge, I lowered myself so that the toes were on the lower ridge. I estimated that I could let go of the top railing and grab hold of the cleat quickly enough to not fall backward into the water... and I was right.
Two instant message statuses from this morning:
Dear Ashly, I like to have lesbians in my home, you may stay for as long as you like. Sincerely, Ian
And Mary, who posted a day before to Facebook that she is pretty sure all experiences are cherries and radishes ("I had forgotten how delightful both are, until today," she explained to me; "there is something really gorgeous about each"), knows how to put a plan into action:
breakfast: radishes and cherries
Went to a fundraiser for EarthWorks Boston, an awesome organization. I had heard about it before because a friend applied there, and I really hope my friend gets the job.
I knew about the fundraiser, though, because it was posted online by a person i'm interested in. Even with my bad relationship sense, i was pretty sure she wasn't too interested in me.
Anjali and I went to dinner (lunch?
On some terrible show, G4 or something, which is like one big advertisement for electronic junk and video games, the hosts were being told about a new plug-in hybrid from Honda by a guy out-of-studio.
'But their so expensive,' the hosts said about hybrid cars.
'Well, yes, and of course the best thing [for the environment] is not to drive at all,' he said.
Bzzzt. Instant test pattern!
Coincidence? Let your paranoia decide!
(Please do let me know if that guy is seen again...)