Thursday, December 31, 2009

#417 Mappy New Year

My dad always told us to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's day for good luck. Here are the counties where the highest percentage of land is devoted to growing those lucky little legumes.

Yours in getting 2010 off to a lucky start,

Monday, December 21, 2009

#416 Mappy Christmas

Yours in mapping where Christmas trees are born,

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

#415 Mappy Birthday To Me

Sagittarian thanks to all birthday well-wishers. Today, December 16, Mary baked my favorite homemade pumpkin pie, Chris bought my Indian lunch, and Bethany treated me to an after-work beverage alongside my Scholars' Lab colleagues. Do you understand why every year December 17 is one of my least-favorite days?

Today there's been no mention of my age, thank you, and only those of you with crazy math skills will be able to decipher that number from this map.

Yours in appreciating my birthday bonanza,

Sunday, December 13, 2009

#414 "Dear Respected Official..."

In a Staunton, Virginia parking garage scrawled on the wall below this noisy, flashing "ULTRASONIC BIRD REPELLER",

we found this message:

Dear Respected Official who allocated the funds for that obnoxious "bird repeller", It isn't working. There's a bird sitting on the conduit powering the device. Try again! P.S. Since it is such an obvious waste of energy, and is horribly irritating, I went ahead and unplugged it for you. You're welcome
Yours in enjoying, but not condoning, creative graffiti,

Sunday, December 06, 2009

#413 Mappy Holidays!

We've officially kicked off the holiday season by hosting an after-work Mappy Holidays party on Friday for an enthusiastic Scholars' Lab crowd, followed by a dusting of snow on Saturday. Bring on the holidays!

Yours in getting the holidays off to a very mappy start,