Here’s your moment of zen for the day. My mom is out of town and I came back home to help out around the house.
To repel deer, my mom buys coyote piss. It’s actually a marketed deer repellent (I know). Because it’s bought in bulk, she transfers it into empty bottles of 409 so it’s easy to use and spray outside. The “deer repellent” warning, written in sharpie, faded off and somehow this bottle ended up beneath the kitchen sink with the normal bottles of 409 and other cleaning products. That means while cleaning the kitchen tonight, I sprayed the kitchen with coyote piss.
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Hey friends, My buddy has started up this site, Friends of Friends Travel. It’s super cool and if you’re a travel person (and even if you’re not), you should check it out. I’m trying to lend a hand getting some people to sign up (via the website), but you should also lend a follow to foftravel.tumblr.com.
A New York-based symphony House announced plans Monday to develop an opera based on an episode of Breaking Bad. One World Symphony said the opera would hinge on “Ozymandias,” the third-to-last episode of the hit show.
“'Romeo and Juliet’ with Judi Dench at the Old Vic, London. Love at first sight — both Shakespeare and Judi. I was 16.”—Patrick Stewart, in the NY Times feature in which “Actors, directors and others in Shakespeare-themed productions this fall recall the Shakespeare moment they still can’t shake.” (x)
Mitch Hurwitz has good news for Arrested Development fans. “I’m working on the movie right now,” the show’s creator tells Rolling Stone. “I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright – it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie.”
“How my wife was able to transmute the ingredients of an award-winning recipe for chocolate brownies into twelve perfect squares of granite was a feat that only medieval alchemists could appreciate.”—Woody Allen, in his humorous piece on operating room mishaps in this week’s issue (subscription required): http://nyr.kr/14MgNLv (via newyorker)