Salt Dragon

So…. anybody in New York want free food and drinks this Sunday?

Picked up the keys to our new apartment from the broker today. Our lease doesn’t technically start until 9/1, but we’re free to move in whenever we like.

We walked down from the broker’s to the new apartment to take some measurements, figure out where we would put all of our furniture, and determine what purchases we will need to make. Almost all of our current belongings will fit in one “room” of the new studio (a minor technicality prevents it from being called a 1-bedroom), and there’s enough additional space to nearly double our bookshelves and set out a little dining table.

We’ve reserved a U-Haul for this Sunday. I couldn’t be more excited to leave this shoebox for our new, rent-stabilized, refurbished, cats-okay, studio on the UES.

fuckyeahsoftzionism:

mapsontheweb:

Distribution of Semitic languages in the 1st century

i assume this is only about spoken languages. jews were spread kind of far at this point iirc and were reading hebrew all over the middle east. 

ngl, scrolled past this on mobile and thought it was a simplified map of NYC at first.

fuckyeahsoftzionism:

mapsontheweb:

Distribution of Semitic languages in the 1st century

i assume this is only about spoken languages. jews were spread kind of far at this point iirc and were reading hebrew all over the middle east.

ngl, scrolled past this on mobile and thought it was a simplified map of NYC at first.

Just ran into a neighbor who’s been living in my building since 1969. He’s the last tenant in the building with rent control. Our landlord raises everybody’s rent every year, pricing tenants out, but he can’t touch Andy. Last week our landlord approached Andy just outside the building and offered to pay him to leave. Andy pretty much told him to fuck off.

Scotland, Ireland and Wales make good cheeses, too, including cheddar-types. England does not own this cultural achievement.

Cheddar and cheddar-like cheeses (eg red leicester or double gloucester) are possibly the only contributions of any value England has made to humanity.

Both excited and disgusted that pumpkin products (specifically ale) are already available.

Apparently my wifi card is dead. It is both frustrating and a relief to hear this. I was afraid the problem was going to be some unidentifiable software problem that would be blamed on me, but it’s an easily remedied hardware problem. Which they’ll get to in three to five days. Without a loan computer. Ugh.

I like how many people had no idea Cagle/cubewatermelon was talking about Diaz/dresdencodak until he started whining at her.

Hey, how about not being a passive-aggressive shit next time, eh?

cubewatermelon:

I would think that you, who spend so much time pointing out the flaws and problematic areas in other people’s work, would be able to take one silly comic directed at your work and others like it.

Normally I wouldn’t respond to this kind of thing publicly, but I’ll make an exception since you called me a shit.