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Friday, January 28, 2005

Wooden Carpet

Wouldn't it be great to have a wooden carpet?

bamboo Perhaps as a throw-rug under a coffee table. Or it could be a fancy replacement for the plastic sheet sometimes put down over carpet to make rolling a desk chair easier. I picture something like a polished wooden serving tray (except bigger). For some reason, nobody seems to sell this, perhaps because a big slab of wood would be hideously expensive and easy to break.

About the closest thing available are thin slats of wood attached to a cloth backing. The problem with this one is that it seems fairly low quality, judging from the picture, and you can probably only buy it in the US if you're willing to import a shipping container's worth.

Not quite the same, but nicer and actually available in the US, are bamboo rugs. New-Agey hand-painted wooden rugs are also available.



I haven't been blogging for a while. Mainly, it's because I'm depressed and befuddled over the election.

Depressed because there's really no point in discussing economic policy with Bush in the White House and the Republicans controlling Congress. They're going to run the country into the ground no matter what anybody does, so why bother? Befuddled because it's just hard to switch gears after so many months of thinking about Kerry vs. Bush.

If I were a better person, I'd could be thinking about ways to achieve change at the local level. Or I could be criticizing Bush's plan to privatize Social Security and turn this country into Argentina by running up the debt, like everybody else. Or I'd be proposing ways for the Democrats to win with new and improved rhetoric. Or I would at least be reading the newspaper.

Instead, I've been shopping and rearranging my personal finances. So that's what I'm going to blog about until I get bored of it, or get interested in politics and policy again.

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