The plan of building a PVC net for the goldfish pond started out kind of complicated, with the idea of a couple trapezoidal frames that'd have mesh wrapped around them. We've simplified this a couple times over to a set of nets tied to free-standing poles that can be folded or wrapped up. The big thing I've learned trying this: the hose clamps we picked for this take a lot of boring fiddly screwing and unscrewing, and nets are really pains to stretch out and fold and roll on purpose. We hope to have a workable net set up in the next couple days.
Are you reading my humor blog? I'd be glad if you added it to your Friends page, or if you added it to your RSS feed, or just read it directly. If you haven't, then, things you've missed the past week include:
- Why I Never Finish Just Reading A Stupid Book Already, this week's major piece. Spoiler: it's because I overthink irrelevant little things.
- Caption This: From the first season of Star Trek Enterprise, if the caption's needed, since I was amused enough by the picture.
- Franklin P Adams: Sporadic Fiction, a cute poem about stuff being chopped up for publication.
- Maybe I Could Be A Generalist, Though? as a job listing left me befuddled as ever.
- Some Giant Kids Tromping Around, Plus Mathematics Comics, like it says. Winsor McCay content.
- Statistics Saturday: Nations Of Australia And Antarctica Ordered By Length, completing my big list of the world's countries. Finally I found the big laugh in all this!
- Betty Boop: So who’s this Freddy character anyway? which properly introduced a minor but ongoing character and an appealing direction for Betty Boop cartoons.
- It Turns Out I’m Unreadable, last week's major piece, in which I get a lightly paranoid fit going over an online readability assessor.
Trivia: The coup attempt of 15 May 1932 by young Japanese naval officers saw the assassination of Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi, an attack on the Mitsubishi Bank, on the Seiyukai party headquarters, the home minister's residence, and six power generation stations. Source: A Modern History of Japan, Andrew Gordon.
Currently Reading: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, Cynthia Barnett.