Saturday, August 6, 2011

Banner Day

George brought me flowers he picked at the farm. Colorful wildflowers beat fancy store-bought flowers for me every time!

Picnik collage

We also got a new (to us) washer/dryer set!

Washer/Dryer

Friday, August 5, 2011

Warriors

When I saw the Precolumbian piece "Standing Warrior with Club" at the Detroit Institute of Arts, I immediately thought of the Sontorans from Doctor Who. Do you see the resemblance, too?

warriors

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Riveting

Riveting

This pretty yarn, Riveting from Kollage, is made from 100% recycled blue jeans!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Diverging Diamonds

My grandpa had a lot of rules. No water parks. No fireworks. I was also to avoid left turns if possible, opting for several right turns rather than a single left. At least for the last piece of wisdom, grandpa was right. UPS has on-board computers to minimize the left turns made by their drivers. Many of the 10 million motor accidents reported yearly on roads in the United States involve left turns.

A fascinating story I heard on NPR today said that many engineers advocate "diverging diamond" intersections to solve the left turn conundrum.



"Hate Left Turns? Take a 'Diverging' Route" on NPR
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