Patient readers, I am having horrid connectivity problems. Normally, my connectivity is triply redundant (hot spot, phone, iPad). I am on the road, and it is all failing for my Mac, including the fourth layer, the miserably inadequate hotel WiFi. Oh, and BlueTooth between the iPad — which is working — and the Mac doesn’t work either. Nor does the Mac recognize my iPad’s personal hotspot [bangs head on desk].
Herewith some tunes to prove I really do know what day of the week it is. Hopefully this posts!
Contact information for plants: Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) find out how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal and (b) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. Due to the connectivity constraints, I cannot upload a new plant. So herewith an old one:
Sadly, I cannot go through the Archives and give a credit and quote. Raise your hand in comments if this photo is yours!
Readers: Water Cooler is a standalone entity not covered by the annual NC fundraiser. So if you see a link you especially like, or an item you wouldn’t see anywhere else, please do not hesitate to express your appreciation in tangible form. Remember, a tip jar is for tipping! Regular positive feedback both makes me feel good and lets me know I’m on the right track with coverage. When I get no donations for five or ten days I get worried. More tangibly, a constant trickle of donations helps me with expenses, and I factor in that trickle when setting fundraising goals:
Here is the screen that will appear, which I have helpfully annotated:
If you hate PayPal, you can email me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, and I will give you directions on how to send a check. Thank you!