August 25, 2011
We were just not really sent a memo forbidding us to use Goodnight Irene in headlines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane Irene to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses in the event of power outages, flooding, and other problems that could be associated with the storm. ( Food Safety News ) Here's Eli's review of Gino's Burgers & Chicken (Adventures of a Koodie)
August 24, 2011
Yesterday there was a Wednesday mailbox post. Why was that? I blame it on 1) the effects of a magnitude-5.9 earthquake (4.7ish in these parts, according to this ), 2) the effects of the Junk Food Social thrown by the Features Department 3) the inclusion among the links of a New York Times restaurant review, which everyone knows hits print on Wednedsay. But today is Wednesday. I admit it. I'm take my lunch at my desk. But, apparently my productivity would increase if I left my desk for lunch and came back refreshed.
September 18, 2012
An SUV was set on fire and a mailbox was blown up, both in the Perryman area Sunday, according to fire investigators. Around 6:30 p.m., a Yukon Denali XL was found completely consumed by flames in a field behind an industrial park in the 1400 block of Perryman Road in Perryman, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. It was unclear what year the vehicle was made or who owned it. The fire caused an estimated $13,000 in damages, the fire marshal's office reported.
August 23, 2011
Pre-quake material The New York Times had this story about the underground practicd of paying for positive reviews on Amazon, Yelp, Citysearch and Trip Advisor. The New York Times Sam Sifton gives two stars to Roberta', a "rural-urban-hippie-punk food Utopia" in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Smurfs Cake Pops on Angry Asian Creations A story in the Sidney Morning Herald (not sure where I found it) about chef's who remove a menu item only to have customers demand its return.
June 11, 2012
I'm really bad at correspondence. I love the idea of it - of actually using a pen to write words to send to someone - but then i remember I can't just hit send. I have to find a stamp. I have to remember to put the card in my purse. Then I have to (this is mortifying) ask the internet if there is a mail box on my walk to work because I've never thought to look. I have several un-sent thank-you notes in my house; cards that I cut and glittered and designed and stamped and then forgot about because, as it turns out, there is no mailbox on my walk to work.
February 2, 1992
A mailbox on the lawn of a Columbia home was blown apart Thursday byan apparent pipe bomb, but no one was injured, county police said.The mailbox, in the 6600 block of Mohawk Court, blew up at about 8:30 p.m., splitting its support pole and sending debris up to 35 feet away, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman.Police said the home was unoccupied at the time of the explosion,which was heard by neighbors.On Tuesday, police arrested three teen-agers in a series of recent explosions believed to have been caused by pipe bombs and other explosives.