Cider Press Hill

Gay cups

Tuesday, 11:03 am

By Kate

Sep

20

2005

light rain

There are several reasons why I might not patronize Starbucks, but I am absolutely certain it isn’t because their cups are too gay.

Some of these Concerned Americans are in desperate need of useful lives.



 

In the neighborhood

Tuesday, 7:46 am

By Kate

Sep

20

2005

light rain

house under construction

A couple of months ago, this nearby house was a very small one storey ranch house. Now there is a second storey, a small addition on the right side and a larger addition in the rear.

Yesterday they started putting on the siding. You can sort of see it on the left end of the house. I look forward to seeing the complete transformation. The only odd thing is the small window on the lower right side. Probably a bathroom window, but it does throw the symmetry off a bit. With the right landscaping, it would probably be less noticeable.

There have been a few houses in town that have suddenly grown a second storey. So far, none of the upgrades and rebuilds have been built to the edges of their lots. At least folks are keeping it reasonably modest. This house, I should note, is so packed with insulation now that its energy costs should be cut by magnitudes. I was amazed by the amount of insulation they installed. Great move!



 

Special security task

Tuesday, 7:14 am

By Kate

Sep

20

2005

light rain

Well, imagine this: Two British Marines go out into central Basra (Iraq) on a ‘special security task’ in full Arabic dress and open fire on a crowd of civilians, wounding several, including a traffic police officer. Then they flee on foot. Soon, they are captured by Iraqi police and detained in a Basra jail. Not long after that a detail of British in tanks come to the rescue and one wall of the jail ends up in a pile of rubble with the two undercover Marines sprung.

How does that work, anyway? Marines in full Arabic dress shooting up a crowd of civilians? Undercover Marines? Special security task?

Do the insurgents/resistance need some help or something?

This sounds a little strange, doesn’t it? My imagination is struggling here. What’s this all about?