May 28th, 2013

patterns in nature

Any cabinet makers in the house?

I'm going to build a permanent bookcase covering an entire wall. I plan to put up thin oak veneer plywood over the existing wall, then butt several floor-to-ceiling pieces of 3/4" plywood against it, with shelves supported between them.

My question is, how to anchor the vertical pieces into the wall and/or ceiling? The anchors won't bear any weight unless the whole thing tries to tip over. The catch is that I want the anchors to be completely concealed.

I was thinking I could glue hardwood dowels into the studs. Is that stupid?


1. Inspired by a question asked yesterday where someone was looking for a Goodreads type site for movies and people recommended letterboxd. Is there something similar for tv shows?

2. Please list tv shows based in New York City.

3. What are your favorite "premium channel" tv shows?

re: religious

Dear TQC,
Very miserable. Been with boyfriend for a year, his parents are conservative Muslims. I recently met the mother - I thought it all went well. He hasn't told his father about me. The mother just bitched him out about being with me - I'm nonreligious, as is he, saying that I've turned him to shit, convinced him to get a PhD instead of MD, made him atheist, etc; - none of which is true.
I'm really upset and sad. Any suggestions or advice?

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Do any of you have specific food/non-alcoholic drink addictions or obsessions?

For example I feel the need to eat yellow mustard every single day. I prefer it by itself on a spoon but will frequently mix it into rice or potatoes or have on cucumbers or carrots. Sometimes I get acid reflux from it but don't stop eating it.

Can eating 1-6 (sometimes more) tablespoons of mustard a day hurt me?

dk/dc: What are your tomorrow plans?! 



You call a friend for whatever reason. The friend replies by email or text and says she's sick. She'll contact you when she's better. What do you usually do? Nothing - end of conversation. Or do you acknowledge and include something like 'Feel better soon'?