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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Merry mid-week from still-painting, Happy Larryville, GN!

I’m curious re why several types of pre-primed moudling were less expensive than their un-primed equivalent. SiL and I looked carefully to see if the primed stuff perhaps had more minor milling flaws which the primer covered…nope. (Plus, the quality of the milling in-general was surprisingly slip-shod, especially on 10′ and 12′ pieces, although some of the problems we noted may have been caused by storing them on-end.)

Used the detachable blower on the new tactical shop-vac last night to clear an area in the garage to paint the longer pieces; quite pleased with how well it worked…w00t!

Time to strap-on teh knee pads and git to paintin’…gaaaaaah!!1!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hmmmmm…given the current temp is in teh thirties, perhaps I’ll take care of some roofing paperwork first, since it’s supposed to get up into fifties later

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Day two of testing has arrived and I’m looking forward to another three hours of watching kids take a test. w00t!

Fatwa -- assuming you were comparing pre-primed moulding with un-primed paint-grade moulding (not stain-grade), it may be that the pre-primed moulding used a larger number of shorter pieces glued together than the un-primed moulding.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Paddy --

You’re probably correct; didn’t occur to either of us to look. As B-flat as some of the milling was, the manufacturer did do a good job on the gluing; the joints are really well done on the pieces we purchased.

Lunch break!!1!

Post-prandial edit: Five Guys fries reheat nicely in a 350° oven. CommuterK brought home a single large order last night to accompany our Angus patties and we couldn’t finish them; nor did I at lunch…VALUE!!! (I’d bet even our voracious SiL would be unable to consume an entire order in one sitting.)

Jerry Atrick
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8 years ago

1918 – Women were scheduled to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men due to wartime.

Were? Late as usual, I guess.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

That’s a good question, Fatwa; no idea, but Paddy’s answer is probably along the right track.

Took troll cat back to the vet for his checkup-he’s fine, but they charged me another $30 bucks to express his anal sacs. The substitute vet said that it isnt uncommon for both cats and dogs to have this done as routine maintenance.

So I’m thinking maybe there’s an opportunity here to make some bucks. Sven’s Mobile Anal Sac Expression. Doesnt take a lot of equipment, like some disposable gloves, tissues, and a strong stomach. I could charge like $15 a pop and undersell the vets.

Does remind me of that old puss sucker joke where the punchline is “Ma’am, no need to make my job gross.”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sven’s Mobile Anal Sac Expression.

That made me giggle, courtesy of my inner-ten-year-old.

If you could get a contract with the L.A. and/or Santa Monica Shitty Councils and/or the L.A. Board of Supervisors, you could make a nice living…they’ve gotta have humongous anal sacs given that they’re such Brobdingnagian assholes. 😉

(When you’re setting your prices, don’t forget there are probably expensive “hazardous waste disposal” licenses and fees.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Heh. Perfect, Fatwa!

Seeing as how I still have time on my hands, I’m halfway tempted to actually apply for a business license just to see the expression on the bureaucrats faces.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Har!

Knowing the great state of California, I wouldn’t be surprised if some sort of protectionist “vocational licensing” scheme exists.

“After all, we can’t have just anybody expressing anal sacs.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Out of curiosity, what kind of expression does an anal sac have? A sh!t-eating grin?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Not if it’s a “sad sac”.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Of course not-that would be wrong. Must. Be. Licensed.

Unbeknownst to me, but us humans also have anal sacs which may become blocked. I’ll have to be careful with my marketing efforts to specify non-humans only.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Caught a good glimpse of the comet last night-just barely visible to the naked eye. With binoculars, could make out the head and tail.

Was visible around 7:50 PM our time.