Category Archives: Totally random

Andy Yemma Has The Best Snow Gauge In The History Of Weather

Andy Yemma

It’s Friday, March 20.

The snow continues to fall.

We’ll drink to that!


Happy 3/14/15!



Ed and Cameron Castillo have lived in Westport less than 4 months.

But they’re discovering a lot about their new town. Thanks to “06880,” for example, they learned the history of their home: the carriage house for The Cockeroft family’s country estate on Stony Point Road, that hidden gem on the west side of the train station.

(The red door that separates their yard from the parking lot makes for a fantastic commute, Ed jokes.)

But one thing stumps them: an engraving just above the door, on the side facing the station.


“Kunepiam,” it reads — surrounded by what look like Native American pictograms, and perhaps settlers.

Ed’s Google search for “Kunepiam” returned absolutely nothing.

So he’s turning to an even better source: the “06880” crowd.

If you know what the word means — or where the engraving comes from — click “Comments.”

And that traffic jam you see the next time at the station, near Ed and Cameron’s house? That’s the “06880” crowd too, looking even more closely at this mystery.

…And Stay Out!

Westport is famous for forming committees to address every issue.

But getting together to figure out how to be not nice — I’m sorry. That’s going a bit too far.

Hat tip to Mark Mathias, who spotted this sign the other day at Town Hall.

Hat tip to Mark Mathias, who spotted this sign the other day at Town Hall.

Spring Ahead!

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

This Saturday night, we turn our clocks ahead one hour.

Daylight Savings Time is here. That pile of snow outside, which won’t melt until Memorial Day?

Just an illusion.

Daylight Saving

Westport To Mother Nature: You Win!

We give up! Uncle!


And no, that is not just a white background.

It’s our !@#$%^&* back yard.

Desperately Seeking Valentines …

… or something!

Lynn U. Miller caught these folks last night at CVS:

Valentines 1 - Lynn U Miller

Unfortunately for them, the candy shelves were pretty bare too:

Valentines 2 - Lynn U Miller

Interestingly, a few “Luv Boxers” remained:

Valentines 3 - Lynn U Miller

As well as these even odder gifts:

valentines 4 - Lynn U Miller

(Photos/Lynn U. Miller)

 Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re making it through unscathed!

Valentine’s Day Yarn

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

It Pays To Advertise…

A heap o’ parking lot snow was dumped on Jesup Green yesterday.

Then someone actually climbed it, to plant an advertising sign at the summit. (It’s for an open house at the Connecticut Friends School in Wilton, if you can’t read from afar.)

Library sign

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

The good news: A few hours from now, it will be buried.

The bad news: A few hours from now, it will be buried.


CL&P’s Definition Of “Exciting News” Is Different From Yours Or Mine

There are many ways for CL&P to spend its customers’ money.

This is not one of them:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are pleased to share exciting news with you. As of February 2, 2015, Connecticut Light and Power is becoming Eversource Energy….

For the more than 8,000 employees of Eversource, this is more than just a new name. It’s about the value we place on always improving on our commitment to bringing you reliable energy and superior customer service.

Thank you,
Your Eversource Customer Service Team

If any “06880” reader can explain that last paragraph — how the new name translates into an improved commitment to “reliable energy” and superior customer service — please click “Comments.”

I’m in the dark.


(Hat tip to Andy Yemma)