July 27, 2007

Lisa: you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll ride your cruiser to the grocery store

Find out the Walk Score of your neighborhood (via not martha). Our neighborhood got a 65, which I figure is pretty good for the suburbs. This is a fun tool, but I think that (like the Hotspotr wifi map) its accuracy and ultimate usefulness depends a lot on individual businesses updating their listings.

I didn't know I needed to read a presidential debate in YouTube comments, but I did. You do too. Thank you to the always hilarious Matt from Defective Yeti, who inspired me to start this blog in the first place.

And thanks to Mallory, who emailed me this awesomely horrible fan art and poetry. Yes, the evil Hot Topic-managing hag Carissa's nemesis is now a published writer.

And this is here mostly so that I don't lose the links before I get around to these projects, but maybe they'll be of interest to you, too: How to Digitize Cassette Tapes, and a few software possibilities for making photomosaics, all on Lifehacker.

Posted by lisa at July 27, 2007 12:01 PM

You're welcome.

also? my area is 51% Walkable.

Posted by: Mallory on July 27, 2007 02:42 PM

Fun! Our new neighborhood is 71% walkable.

Posted by: erika on July 27, 2007 04:42 PM

My area is only 38%. How sad.

Posted by: Marci on July 27, 2007 04:59 PM

I'm 51% too Mallm. Hooray. But truly if you factor in my unwillingness to walk anywhere it drops down to 3%.

Posted by: Jeremy on July 27, 2007 05:15 PM

Hee. I love you, Jeremy.
Also, that presidential debate is hilarious!

Posted by: sarah on July 27, 2007 06:19 PM

So the walk score seems only to take into account destinations within walking distance. But before waking, I tend to factor in things like last year's fatal shooting along the route to many of the destinations which Walk Score includes.

I'm just saying.

Not to worry though. There hasn't been a *fatal* shooting in our back yard. Recently. So we expect the upcoming BBQ to be safe. Mostly.

Posted by: Dave on July 28, 2007 09:52 AM
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