Guess how much Nestlé pays for the water in Arrowhead Water

Nestlé gets the water for Arrowhead in the San Bernadino National Forest, owned by you and me, the American people.

In 2016, Nestlé took 32 million gallons of water from the national forest, in an area not known for its abundance of fresh water.

How much did they pay for this?  I found the answer in a recent issue of High Country News:

$2,050?!  I feel like I’m getting ripped off!

More in the Desert Sun.

Swung by Lake Arrowhead this weekend:


in my Quora digest


Meanwhile, in the Hi-Desert Star


Barstow Woolly Sunflower

gotta check this out one of these days.


Never listened to a corporate earnings call

but there’s a first for everything.  I am pretty curious about the Tesla call, Weds Aug 1 at 2:30 PDT


I’m talking about live the life.

Jonathan Gold talking to Ann Friedman:

JG: [Laughs.] There’s a taqueria in Santa Barbara I like that… most of what they serve revolves around a stewed cow’s head. You can order it by name or you can point to the part of the cow’s head that you’d like your taco to be made of. It’s pretty bland, but then you put salsa, cilantro, and onion and stuff on it, and it’s pretty good. There’s a couple of places in East L.A. that do that, but there you have to order it by name.

AF: Like, it wouldn’t be on the menu?

JG: It would be on the menu, but you wouldn’t be able to point at a whole cow’s head and say what you want.

AF: Ah, the visual.

JG: That’s one of the great things about L.A. You can decide that you want to eat essentially as if you live in Guadalajara, or you can decide you want to eat essentially as if you are in Chengdu. There are enough places around that you could probably manage it. I’m not just talking for a meal, I’m talking about live the life.

View story at Medium.com


Pleasantries

Woke up and felt putting some pleasantness on the Internet could be a service.  Pic I took of Caleb and Hana’s alpacas.

Here is a Scottish fold from when I was researching how many famous Internet cats (Maru, Shrampton, Waffles, Taylor Swift’s cats) all have the same common ancestor in Scotland, 1961.

Here’s a comparison of the size of Netherlands to the size of LA, probably from OverlapMap or MapFrappe.  I’m not sure if the Netherlands is bigger or smaller than I expected.