I know that you all are quivering with anticipation to learn which Baker’s Rack I purchased, so here it is. I got the silver one with the butcher block. A little pricier than some of the suggestions you all made, but I saw the one from target you all were recommending and it was a little flimsy for me. I break everything, and need stuff to be sturdy. Also, dad sends along some pics of his garden:
Got lots to do, so behave.
That’s a really nice baker’s rack. I’ve been thinking of getting one to replace the small bookshelf we have (it’s plastic and was never really meant for books, much less in the quantities I pile them on).
Positive unemployment claims reported to day and what does Captain Doom John Galt Cole do? Post pictures of flowers and babble on about his fucking dogs. Who cares!
But, the slightest bad economic news or even right wing propaganda about economic news and he is on it like a fly on shit.
Stay Gloomy John.
Raven (formerly stuckinred)
Cole you are one funny dude.
the one i linked from JC Penney’s was 79.00 and looks just like the one you chose.
perhaps there is hope for you after all, you elitist materialistic liberal intellectual snob.
Chris Christie is in the hospital after having difficult breathing. Keep him in your prayers. Much too young to die.
@2: Oh, good. Now I can post about The Trade and it won’t look so much in the bullshit column. They are moving McClellan to relief, so the trade makes more sense. And Rasmus was not paying attention to the hitting coaches.
Carlos Beltran is going to SF, not that I am really involved.
All of those pictures look gorgeous. The baker’s rack in particular looks perfect for a small kitchen.
I missed those threads, but I must have the Target one… I can’t actually remember where we bought it 7 or 8 years ago, but Target seems quite likely. It may be flimsy, but it’s held up quite well holding our pots and pans. A good choice for storage in a small urban kitchen like mine.
You’ll probably want significantly more than the 4 hooks they give you… but obviously you can find those in any hardware store.
Flowers and a baker’s rack?
You know, you can get married in NY now. C’mon up.
That one looks pretty much like the one I recommended for less than half the price. Don’t know how they compare on “sturdiness” as the container store doesn’t list the weight of their product like the other place did, but the sizes are almost identical and the styles are very close as well. Hopefully it will do what you need it to do, which is really all that matters.
James E. Powell
Just popped over to Atrios and right at the top is an ad for allbakersracks.com Coincidence? You decide.
Beautiful Garden. And now I know what a “bakers rack” is. WE learn so many cool new things here on Planet Balloon Juice.
Did you get the optional wood oil?
I know how you like to oil your wood.
What? Too soon?
God, I’m so jealous of your dad’s garden. ‘Course if I got off my lazy ass, I could have something similar.
What, Fat Bastard is having health problems? Say it ain’t so. Hopefully he isn’t having to rely on any unionized (or formerly unionized) nurses to keep him alive.
Chris Christie had to be taken to the Hospital. I heard he had hired a Trainer last week. Might have overdone it.
Repetitive troll is repetitive.
The gladioli is beautiful. They are a favorite for me. My uncle raised them professionaly for the bulbs and also took the cut flowers to market. Without me knowing he decorated the church for my wedding with gladiolis and they were breathtaking.
But liberals keep blabbing about exercise and losing what! B.S., you can be healthy at any size.
Did you see that Sherrod won the first legal round with Brietbart? He had the gall to use a SLAPP defense.
The garden is gorgeous.
Chris Christie: Is he really having breathing problems or is this a cover story for the gastric bypass he needs?
apropos of nothing, I like the new snorg-tees ads. Panty shots! Legs!
soon the models will just be naked.
What’s with the blue ribbons the GOP leadership is wearing in the photos? I know this represents prostate cancer awareness and a couple of other things, depending on where you hail from, but I’m expecting someone to tell me that Republicans have coopted it to stand for deficit awareness or something equally nauseating.
“Accidentally beating the health odds that are strongly against the obese” is not quite the same as “healthy.”
@Reality Check, #5: actually 48 years old is prime time for heart attacks when you’re morbidly obese. He’s not too young, he’s actually right on time considering his weight and BMI.
The BMI is a fraud.
Your dad’s garden is gorgeous. Is that a pond? Lovely. Does he keep koi or any other fish in it?
Chris Christie suffers from asthma and that’s why he’s in the hospital, or so I heard on the radio. His spokesman says he’s just fine.
Is he really only 48? Jeebus, he looks 10 years older than that.
Well congratulations to me for suggesting Metro Shelving. You can make pretty much any kind of shelving arrangement with the stuff–it’s been a while but I remember the Container Store having the separate components including shelves of different sizes, supports of different heights, wheels, selection of chrome, black or white colors and butcher blocks of various sizes for solid surfaces. The stuff is very sturdy and was originally developed for commercial use.
BTW losing a signifigant amount of weight and keeping it off for five years is nearly impossible nobody can do it.
Absolutely. If we paid attention to that shit we’d have to say musclebound professional athletes are way overweight. Obviously they aren’t so neither is Christie.
Wow, we had the same baker’s rack John picked out in our kitchen 20 years ago. Takes me back.
Now we have metro shelving in the spare room closet and the basement storage room. It takes a lickin’.
I wouldn’t mind marrying The Container Store.
West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.)
Okay, so it’s an open thread, right? Is anyone else finding Garrison Keillor’s hosting of “The Writer’s Almanac” to be a bit stale? I know he’s a radio icon, and I do still enjoy his programs; the fact that there are several minutes a day devoted to writers and writing is great! But I find his delivery to be maudlin and sing-song at times, his congested breathing a bit distracting. I sometimes imagine a new voice hosting that program: Noah Adams, Terry Gross (yeah, every poem would sound sort of like a question), Morgan Freeman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alan Rickman(!), Whoopi Goldberg, George Clooney, just someone with a new approach. What do you think?
Oops, that was I at 32.
With a heart that small and shrivelled in a body that size, there’s no way you couldn’t see Chris Christie’s troubles coming from miles away.
Hate to do this (well no I don’t) but Richard Simmons says, “O HAI!!”
Mike in NC
In a desperate bid to boost their nosediving popularity, it was reported today that the new GOP idiots in the NC legislature have proposed an amendment to the state constitution to ban gay marriage, which is already illegal.
Remember, their #1 priority is Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
P.S. – I dropped 65 pounds when I graduated from high school, and have gained back very little. That was over three decades ago.
News of the World, the gift that keeps on giving:
reality check loves his unhealthy governor a lot.
plenty of people lose weight and take it off. PLENTY.
it just takes a lot longer when you look like this. especially when your preferred mode of exercise is “helicopter then limousine to the little league game”.
The garden is beautiful. Glads are colorful too, but almost a noxious weed around here. Quite a collection of daylilies. The white Asiatic Lily may be fragrant like “Star Gazer”, if so the evening is richly scented. Excellent water feature, small but elegant, and the lamp adds the right accent. Coleus, hostas and impatiens, maybe. That little pool would grace any 18th Century Ansonborough garden in Charleston.
The purchased baker’s rack was an excellent choice. My InterMetro shelving from the Container Store has held up excellently for many years, being set up in several configurations. As mentioned previously, if you get sick of that configuration you can take it apart and buy some new shelves, poles, etc. and set it up differently.
Consider the lilies…
Heh. Someone has edited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman#Examples_and_related_issues to use Bill O’Reilly to illustrate the idea.
Some details on the Boehner debt plan versus the Reid debt plan.
According to this article, Reid’s plan isn’t so terrible. It doesn’t fix the underlying problems but it doesn’t do much if any harm, either.
Except for these thousands of people. But never say that a Republican was willing to take personal responsibility for, well, anything at all. It’s all the liberals’ fault that Christie is overweight, amirite?
Anyone else notice that whenever there is good economic news Captain Doom John Galt Cole post pictures of gardens, half eaten food, his dog licking it’s balls….whatever. Anything to avoid thinking about the possiblity of good news.
But if there is even a hint of bad economic news, or something bad happens in Afghanistan. Then he is posting pictures of nuclear explosions. Talking Arageddon, end times. Sky if falling. Rath of god. Of course he just can’t help himself by also Obama concern trolling and suggesting Libertarians deserver to be taken more seriously.
Stay gloomy John.