Teh Squeaky Wheel
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
It would seem my paper-delivery person partied a little too much yesterday, as my paper hasn’t arrived, yet.
Mac -- where did you get the thread-pic of Jerry’s adventures in Chicago?
Second semester starts today. Nine of my students decided (correctly) that an honors-level course was not right for them and have moved down to the regular class. Some of them still won’t succeed unless they decide to start studying and doing their homework.
Gaaaaaaaaaaaah! It’s a rainy day and Monday here in Happy Larryville, guess I’ll just keep talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old…
More detailed responses to a couple of comments from yesterday later; may you all have a Jerrie-riffic day (which I hope he will, too).
O’Reilly’s interview with SCOAMF certainly was; for a guy who’s so often a bullying, bloviating pinhead on his own turf, I thought he was a gutless crapweasel today. I’d love to see a guest on his show call him out for that tomorrow. 😉
He’s been a gutless crapweasel with EVERY interview he’s done with the SCoaMF. And no, no one will call him out on it. Well, Ann Coulter would -- but he’s ascared of her, and talks over her *if* he ever has her on.
Cold and breezy greetings from the Central SE Texas prairie EveryGerbillyBody! We may even have another Winter Precipitation Event later this week! (and Kaaaaaaaaate-y, this is no slam on Georgia -- we talked about that) but this is teh funnee:
Other than that, I got nuthin’. Too bad last night’s game was a blowout of 80s proportion, but Mr. X is happy it’ll probably shut down the talk of Peyton Manning being the “greatest QB EVAR!” talk.
A couple o’ things re yesterday’s thread:
TeX & Paddy --
In terms of CasaK moving about, I haven’t noticed anything significant in the 5.5 years I’ve been here. It essentially sits on a concrete “box” on a sloped lot. The low end of the crawlspace (at rear of house) is actually tall enough I can stand upright without whacking my head on joists; need to crouch a bit at the other end.
In the two areas where we’ve installed oak flooring, the substrate was amazingly level (which surprised both SiL and me). And the only issues I’ve seen with doors was a little required tweaking of the plate for the new front door deadbolt, which seems to have been due to thermal cycling. (The door was installed during hot weather; the deadbolt got a little “sticky” during a winter cold snap its first year. Adjusted the plate slightly and it’s been fine through two more years.)
Glad to see the new ‘puter and your desk looks wonderfully tidy, especially considering how many monitors and pairs of speakers you’ve got connected. I’m delighted it’s so functional for you…and it looks pretty damned cool, too. (That’s a nice combination.)
Like the image in your preceding comment; haw!
X: heh. The best part of snow in the South is how fast we get a beautiful day afterwards. I basked in the loving rays of Teh Orb while finishing up some paper work this afternoon. with my sleeves rolled up. Our local groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, predicted an early Spring. I am pinning my hopes on him. Punxsutawney Phil can go back in his hole.
Fatwa: very obviously our house has shifted over the years. Not worrying about it though. Occasionally I imagine it sliding down the hill.
As for The Interview, no way I would spend time on it. Two of the least likely to say something worthwhile people on TV.
Occasionally I imagine it sliding down the hill.
It’d be über-cool if it slid up the hill.
You and PMK could make it a tourist attraction as “The Lawrenceville Mystery House” or something.
I’m all in for anyone who can beat that evil gravity.