I have a serious sinus infection, an upset stomach and a headache. I literally do not have the stomach for war/anthrax/privacy/political news today. So some less serious linkage is to be found here today.

I just discovered Kitchen Diary, written by the author of Utopia with Cheese and Eccentric Flower. It’s not just recipes — the author shares stories, tips, experiences and the emotion of cooking. Great stuff. In fact, everything on the site is fabulous and well worth reading.

Gov. Glendening, of Maryland, is going to push for Federal Funding for a $1.2 billion expansion of the Maryland portion of the DC Metro system. I haven’t lived here very long, but I can already tell you that the proposed purple line would not only make my life easier, it would greatly expand ridership of the whole system. Demand for busses and trains is up in the whole metro area, but this purple line makes a lot of sense.

The Montgomery Country [MD] Community Life website wins my prize for irritating design of the month. It is so hard to look at that I didn’t read any content at all.

Daylight savings ended Sunday. For the past 8 years, I have lived in a state that did not go on (or off) daylight savings time. Thus, it was a shock to me when I walked out of my office building last night and out into a dark evening. Having no windows in my own little office, I hadn’t watched it get dark. When I started to walk out the door, my feet were literally glued to the floor — it was dark. It was the same time I always left work, and on Friday I had worn my sunglasses in the car because the glare of the sun was too much for me, and on Monday it was dark.

Daylight savings time is weird.

Posted on October 30th, 2001 by Katxena