I have a problem… the average toilet paper roll is now routinely so large, it doesn’t fit in the toilet roll holder until I’ve used about a third of it. They make bigger holders, right? What a goofy thing to have to deal with. Only in America.
It looked very autumnal today, with dark clouds and blue sky and the beginnings of yellow in the trees. It’s October, so it’s to be expected. I want to wait till I get the furnace professionally cleaned and inspected before I turn it on (it’s 39 years old this year, which in furnace-years is supposed to be dead), and that needs to wait till payday next week. But it might be too chilly to wait that long. We’ll see. Maybe I should get used to chilly, since natural gas prices are said to be significantly higher this year.
Part of me wants to write about the financial crisis. But I don’t think I have anything to say about it with any sense of authority. Except for this: Markets don’t like uncertainty, and I don’t either. I think that people who say this is just like 1987 or 1991 or 1973 are underestimating, and maybe that’s good because if we really think it’s like 1929-1931 we’ll all panic.
In an attempt to uplift from the last ‘graph, I’ll tell you of an artist on LJ whom I casually follow, and he’s embarked on a series of bird paintings. Today’s was an oriole, there was a goldfinch yesterday, he had a bunch of different ones on Saturday, and he started off with a couple of crows. He also produces lots of other art and is an art teacher so he writes about that too.