So I decided to give into the Gawker Media-Amazon-Industrial Complex and get in on one of their deals, a cookwear set sold really cheap. And an infrared thermometer because why not? And since I was saving that much money (and had a bit left over this month anyway, I decided to throw in a book I'd been thinking about for a while (and which I'd mentioned here earlier), Tom Bianchi's book of Polaroids from Fire Island in the 70s.

With that combination of items in my checkout cart, I could hear the words of George Steinbrenner ringing in my ears: