- There's an innovative cork recycling program in Ontario run by Girl Guides. Despite knowing people involved in Girl Guides and well as many fans of wine, it took a New York-based food blogger to inform me of this program.
- Playmobil's 2005 line includes a butcher shop! and a bakery! And dinosaurs, including one hatching from an egg!
- For those of you who regret ever having heard of Bananaphone, there are people out there in the world busily studying how tunes get stuck in your head.
- I'm impatient with editing, but I'm nearly halfway done marking up my printed-out chapters in red ink. Thus far, the sandglasses chapter is easily the best-written. It's also the second longest chapter - I hypothesize that I had the most to say on the subject because there's the least existing scholarship on the subject, compared to the other objects I've been studying. I could barely scrape together 25 pages on clocks, despite the surfeit of authoritative publications on the subject.
Odds and Ends
My sister tells me that telling jokes to earn one's treat for Halloween is a Des Moines thing. People in the DC area don't do it. Really?
One of the highlights of going to the Chocolate Show today was a panel called "Judging the Judges". The award winners of a raft of major chocolate…
For weeks, I'd been looking forward to eating at Dabbous, but they cancelled at the last minute, thanks to a gas leak. We already had childcare, so I…