Archive for September 16th, 2011

Whitney Schutt (1950 – 2011)

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Whitney in Mexico, 2009

Whitney was definitely the coolest and most exciting woman in my high school graduating class.  We were pretty close about 40-years ago but lost touch over time – my loss. Whitney was killed a few days ago in California when she flipped her convertible.

The California Highway Patrol said no alcohol or drugs were involved. She was probably speeding – just like she did in life.  Whitney lived about 100 years and fit them into 61.

Has someone touched your life and you never quite got around to telling them how much?  Now would be a good time – right now.

Whitney in 1968. Free, funny, and so idealistic.

 

What Flag Should We Put Up?

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The Official City of Rochester flag.
The Official City of Rochester flag.
The Official City of Rochester flag.
The Official City of Rochester flag.
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The Official City of Rochester flag.
The Official City of Rochester flag.
The Official City of Rochester flag.
The Official City of Rochester flag.
The Official City of Rochester flag.

Bad Enough I Have To Sit With This Asshole

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Fresh Out Of The Can

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I know you know why so many sardines are squished into a flat can: the fish are cheaper than the oil used to pack them. You knew that, right? Of course – but what kind of fish are sardines? Are there schools of sardines swimming around the oceans – especially in the Mediterranean next to Sardinia where they got their name?

Well, yes and no. You see, lots of fish can be sardines. There’s really no official species that qualifies – until it gets close to the can. Sardines can be herrings, round herrings, pilchards, sprats and many other kinds of fish. The only defining characteristic of sardines is size -they must be under 4-inches. That’s it.

I hate it when things are defined only by size.