Archive for February, 2009

Yes, you can have earthquakes too.

February 22, 2009

It’s about this time of year, when we’re sunny and in the 70s here in LA, that someone back East is shoveling snow and says “well, at least we don’t have earthquakes.”  But like the rest of the East Coast, Pennsylvania does have earthquakes. And when earthquakes hit mining regions, remember that the ground underfoot is mostly hollow.

Have a nice day.

Recent projects

February 15, 2009

Recent projects, originally uploaded by pennylrichardsca.

I haven’t been posting too much over here lately, but these are some of my recent projects–click through the links in the caption for more details.

I’ve been making a lot of collaged purses, and crocheting, and baking. But I messed up my wrist yesterday doing yard work, so I suspect the crocheting will take a backseat for a while. There will be more purses when I find more good candidates for altering at the thriftshops. Baking–well, it’s supposed to rain again tomorrow, so I’m thinking a tomato pesto loaf is likely.

My appalling birthplace (sixth in an infinite series)

February 1, 2009

Hat tip to Kathleen for alerting me to this one–I couldn’t make this stuff up, folks:

Frozen Sewage Piled Up in West Scranton–For Now

First sentence:  “On top of their regular snow-clearing duties this week, Scranton officials are weighing what to do with chunks of frozen sewage piled up in the 300 block of North Garfield Avenue.”

Later in the article the phrase “glacier of sewage” appears.  Ah, winter in Scranton.

(By the way, this is my 100th entry at Pennamite.  “Glacier of sewage” was totally worth it.)

UPDATE: Kathleen sent along the latest news, which says that the “piles of frozen sewage” have been removed (taken to a landfill in Dunmore, of course).  But the director of public works thinks the situation was overblown, because “It was really only mostly water.”  Oh!  And that smell will go away, “once we get a good rain.”    Beautiful.