Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Starbucks Chaise Lounge

Today's Booking Through Thursday made me think of the chaise lounge chair in my favorite local Starbucks. I fell in love the moment I curled up with a latte and a book.  I must have sat there for hours and wanted to take it home with me. 

This got my wondering if you could buy similar furniture from the company that supplies Starbucks.  My internet searches didn't turn up much.  I guess they like to keep their sources secret, going as far as removing the tags... in most stores...

This particular chair came from Quality & Company in Concord, Ontario, Canada.  I'm sure they won't sell this to the general public and, even if they did, I have no idea how much it would cost.  It looks like they supply hotels and restaurants.  If anyone knows how I can get my hands on something similar in quality and size, leave a comment! 

Booking Through Thursday - Visual

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Question:  So … the books that you own (however many there may be) … do you display them proudly right there in plain sight for all the world to see? (At least the world that comes into your living room.)
Or do you keep them tucked away in your office or bedroom or library or closet or someplace less “public?”

Answer:  Many of our books are on  large shelves in the living room.  I wouldn't say I've got them on display for all to see, though.  For me, it's really a matter of space.  Nearly every room in the house has at least one bookshelf.  I've long dreamed of having one large library surrounded by shelves stretching  all the way up to the ceiling.  There would be a wood burning fireplace, an antique desk and a chaise lounge chair for curling up with a good book.

Monday, February 21, 2011

tinfoil hat fashion

I am looking for the latest fashions in tinfoil hat wear, the current one i am wearing is an old style "tri-fold", but i am looking for something in more of a "I live in my parent's basement" style. If anyone has any ideas please feel free to put them in the comments below.

"The Gun" by C.J. Chivers

I am currently listening to the audio book "The Gun" by C.J. Chivers, its an interesting tale on the evolution of the AK47 through machine gun development from the Gatling gun on up. While not a complete account it provides an interesting flow to the A47's development. The book also discusses AK47's superiority in many respects to the M16 due to its simplicity and reliability. It's a bit wordy and rehashes items a few times but, if you're interested in firearms i would recommend this book.. Bookmarks Gone!

All I did was log into (or, now, and suddenly none of my bookmarks are showing up in my widget!  I might have to scrap everything and start over!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I've been writing more in lately so I thought "why not revamp this old blog for the fun of it?"  So far, it's been anything but fun.  I can't get any of the monetization stuff to work *with* Blogger correctly.  Everything I'd done in the past was added manually.  I already have Google Adsense and Amazon Associate accounts.  It looks like there are ways to add them to my Blogger account but none of them work.  When I add an "Adsense Widget" nothing appears.  I'm very confused.  If anyone per chance is reading this and knows how to  get all the services to play nice... please let me know!