43 Showers: Hotel Le Cirque, New Orleans, LA

Just adequate. From the photo it looks clearly marked, but in the stall when the temp is selected, it can be hard to tell which way to turn it. I scalded myself once when in mid-shower I forgot what was where.
 But the room's reasonable price, the view of Lee Circle, and the proximity to Circle Bar made up for the shower's apparent shortcomings. Even if I didn't make it to Circle Bar this trip.

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QotD: In-Flight Entertainment

How do you pass the time during a flight?  What do you bring in your carry-on?

I usually carry:

  • The most recent The Believer mag
  • A few issues of London Review of Books (this is sometimes the first shot I get at reading them)
  • Nintendo DS Lite
  • iPod
  • Helio Drizzift
  • One novel-sized book, most recently the Nick Tosches bio on Dean Martin
  • Pen and paper
  • Work papers
  • Sand for putting in my eyes after taking a nap

I usually use most of those things at least a little bit. The iPod runs almost continuously, unless I actually want to speak to the person sitting next to me.

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Things That Are Worth More Than You Pay For Them

Today I bought a pound of coffee

and picked up my new specs.

It struck me that for what you get out of them, both eyeglasses and coffee beans are well worth the price you pay for them. I wish I had one more thing to add to make this a 'threeve'.

Hoping this gets made into a Vox Hunt.

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