Oh allergies why must you torment me so. A non-stop runny nose for 2 days isn’t my idea of fun. Oh no! Last night and this morning I dusted off my good ol’ reliable netti pot. Much improvement but still not enough, maybe after a few days of using it morning and night I will finally get some relief.
Ugh, Tomorrow morning I head down to an endodontist to have a consult regarding a root canal I will most likely be having on Friday. Oh joy! To add insult to injury this Friday is Good Friday and I my office is closed giving me a three day weekend that I will not be enjoying at all, since I will be recovering from said root canal.
Floating Sheep loves to stick data on maps, thereby graphically illustrating the data, and one of their new maps is a real lulu. Using stats gleaned from Google Maps, they
did a simple comparison between grocery stores and bars to discover a remarkable geographically [sic] phenomenon. We had expected that grocery stores would outnumber bars and for most parts of North America that is the case. But we could also clearly see the “beer belly of America” peeking out through the “t-shirt of data.” Starting in Illinois, the beer belly expands up into Wisconsin and first spreads westward through Iowa/Minnesota and then engulfs Nebraska, and the Dakotas before petering out (like a pair of love handles) in Wyoming and Montana.
In other words, on the map above every patch of red represents a location where bars outnumber grocery stores. Dubious at the results, they looked at official 2007 Census Country Business Pattern data. And it matched up.
In the Netherlands, The Impossible Project is now producing film for SX-70 cameras made in the ’70s along with 600-series film for more recent models. Each film pack will allow you to take eight black-and-white images and will cost $21 per pack. The black-and-white will start shipping by the end of this week, while color film won’t be available until the summer time.
For the time being, you can only order the film at the company’s website, but the company is looking to make it available at some stores soon.
“In theory, picnics are very appealing, but the reality of picnicking is proof that love is not the only thing in the world built up and romanticized to a fault, setting us all up for disappointment.”—Chuck, on the topic of sitting on the ground (via chuckhistory)