Archive for June, 2009


1. They talked the jumper down at 1:23 a.m., nearly 12 hours after she first appeared on the ledge. It’s pretty amazing that probably 25 people and 10 vehicles were on site for that long to save one person. And obviously those “talker downers” know what to do.

2. We are still cooking, though it was looking like I was starting to fall off the wagon. We’ve cooked 3 times in the last 36 hours! (Skirt steak with veggies, sloppy joes, and chicken enchiladas.)

3. I can’t even tell you how awesome the bed is.


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On Leaping

The big question around the watercooler (which is apparently at my office window), is whether the woman on the 24th floor of the building next door is going to jump. Police and fire brigades are standing by to clean up the mess, assuming they can’t talk her off the ledge. Click here for pics. (No blood or gore, I promise.)

Meanwhile, I received this e-mail this afternoon from one of our agency partners:

The boss has a friend who is a camera man with channel [X] news.

They need to interview a person today around 5PM about the following:


There is a new invention that was just FAA approved. Designed for people who live or work in high rise buildings.


It is a chair that has a parachute on it. It is designed so that in case of an emergency you can jump out of the window (if you can open the window) 40 floors or above and survive.


This is not a joke. Please find me someone.

Too bad the woman is on the 24th floor.



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Sleeping a little easier

I haven’t yet resorted to counting sheep, but let’s face it, sleeping together in a full size bed is theoretically great for newlyweds, but it makes for a crabbypants wife in the morning. (So I’ve been told.)

Perhaps this is why Mr. Farmer made the suggestion about a week ago that we shop for a new bed. Practically speaking, we’re both trying to sell our places, so I initially thought we should just suffer until we move. But the houses aren’t moving. And last I heard, I need to sleep at night.

So yesterday we ventured out to Portillos for lunch, then leisurely stopped at Target. And what do you know? We passed the mattress store. And stopped.

We’d done a little research about 6 months ago, thinking a Tempur-Pedic would be the answer. Hallelujah! But yesterday they just felt like rocks. And I didn’t think I could make the switch from a big squishy cloud to a foamy block that you slowly sink into for like five seconds when you turn over.

We also thought we would prefer a queen over a king. Ha. One leap onto a pillowtop king in the store, and I was hooked.

An hour later, we walked out as proud owners of a king Serta Perfet Day Effortless Super Pillow Top. On clearance! It’s being delivered tomorrow. I think I have to go take nap.

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