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Occam’s Razor reversed: or how to make something simple complicated

I am continually trying to clean up / clear out / streamline my beautifully renovated Dupont Circle Coop.

To that end a few MONTHS ago, I posted a note on my apartment message board that I was selling a bunch of furniture.

Someone inquired about an old camping table I was selling. Originally purchased for about $50, I was offering it for $15.

camping tableThe conversation on said $50-reduced-to-$15, used once, snap-together table went like this:

Washy: I’ll be home after 6, apt. #12345 – I was asking $15 but it’s negotiable. I also have an ikea coffee table!

Tablebuyer: I’ll tell one of my sons to stop by.

How much was the table new?

Washy: Actually, I just looked it up and saw it for $58. I paid a little less than that I think, but do think it was close to $50 – so bargain! glad you inquired. Read the rest of this entry »

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Simplicity II

These quotes and phrases came to me courtesy of the Arlington Library Book Sale book bin. My new favorite spot: the box of “gift books”: quote books, guides, dictionaries, translations. Best of all, they’re all thrown randomly together. From this collection on this trip, I gleaned the following lines, poems all:

“The wind and the cherry blossom can never be good friends.” – Guy A. Zona, Even Withered Trees Give Prosperity to the Mountain and other Proverbs of Japan.


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