Teh Squeaky Wheel
Caturday already!!! The time sneaked up on me.
Well… No Monero blocks found yet. But with a 1/5000 chance I don’t really expect any. Each would be worth about $300 or so if I found one, but as I mentioned already, the only sure way right now, is to join a mining pool, which I still haven’t done.
Caturday greetin’s, GN!
Lurve today’s thread pic, Mac.
Hi, dv8 (and Harper!!1!)!
RabBeet (and BW) --
Criminy…y’all have a lot of family medical tsuris going on; we send our love and wishes for excellent outcomes all ’round. (Please take care of yourselves, too.)
As always, if either of you need teh support of caring friends who are a couple of steps removed from all that’s going on, the North Larryville contingent is here for you. All my contact info is still the same; I may be old, but I’ve got wide shoulders. You can count on us for “tea and sympathy” -- and snark.
(At risk of stating the obvious, the above applies to all Wheelizens.)
Noooooooo…not the flounce!
That photo was simply the closest a quick image search yielded that looked plausibly like a “pastry multitool” to me. (Or a prop from the “Cooking With Dr. Joe Mengele” YT channel.) 👿
I had forgotten that the pastry cutter/hard boiled egg story was part of wheel lore.
Yup. I’m not completely addlepated…yet. 🙂
I set an alarm on weekends and holidays. In my yout’, I’d often sleep-in on such days, as I was frequently up until all hours due to gigging (on top of my day job) and/or imbibing intoxicants and raising a bit of a ruckus into the wee hours. Finally got to a point where I decided that snoozing through big chunks of days-off wasn’t working for me. (And that naps were always an option if needed.)
At least I’m doing laundry.
Me, too. (And I must be a big ol’ rayciss, because I wash my whites separately. Kind of surprised this practice hasn’t been used as additional specious “proof” of “systemic racism”.)
Hell’s Half-Acre HOA imbroglio update: They filed a complaint with the CA Contractor’s State Licensing Board and a “construction consultant” was dispatched; we received the report yesterday. Short version: said “impartial observer” 1) doesn’t appear to know building codes or industry “best practices”, and 2) simply took the word of one of the ambulatory turds on the Board about certain matters.
Responding won’t be difficult, but I deeply resent the time and energy I’ll have to waste on this carp. I’d truly like to reduce a couple of the current Board members to a gooey paste.
OTOH, I already have building code cites and previous reports, so most of the “work” is done and simply needs to be put in a format that’s responsive to the CSLB’s paperwork.
Due to the facts
1) It’s Caturday,
2) It’s the last big grilling weekend of the year, and
3) I am a very wrong person,
I give you the following:
that picture tho!!!
Oh, Fatwa, that’s so delightfully wrong.
Love the picture.
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), and Fatwa!
It’s going to be a hot Labor Day weekend -- in the mid 90’s -- so I don’t think I’ll be doing much outdoor work. Then again, it’s a holiday weekend, so maybe I shouldn’t do any work. I must think on this.
RabBiT -- ditto what Fatwa said. You’ve got family -- of the good kind -- here.
dv8 -- good luck with your mining operations!
Thank you. I’ll be joining a pool soon, I guess. the only way I can get me some.
also, I am tentatively looking into starting my own coin.
Sort of a way to fund other projects, maybe??
Although promoting it would be a pain, because I have almost no social media presence.
Good morning, GN.
Last grilling weekend of the year? NOOOOO! We grill anytime we want to here. In fact, During our Feb. freeze with no electricity, I was eyeing the grill. But I was too cold to go out & keep checking it, so I didn’t grill.
But today I did & just got finished with it.
I saw the BBQ chicken cat and laughed so loud that BW thought I was calling her!
I agree. Grilling in the rain is no fun, but I don’t mind if it’s cold. Of course it doesn’t get below freezing here, so there’s that.
Oh, hai RabBiT!
I keep putting off getting a grill. Well, I have a little charcoal one but that’s just something I got for emergencies. Really I kinda want a gas grill, but I keep putting it off year after year.
So all year long I wanted to get a cheap grill of some kind. I really used the hell out the one I had in Portland, but it was too old and busted up to take with me when I left.
I feel like the cheap grill plus two tanks (so you never run out) would probably run about $200 or $250. So, not too bad. And/or I’m not sure if we have any natural gas access in the back yard, so I’m not sure I could get a plumbed grill. Plus… I guess propane is good for redundancy anywayssss.
We recently replaced Elena’s gas grill. She uses her’s very often so we went with a Weber Spirit E-215. Is was a little high at $469.00 but seems well made, it should hold up better than the cheaper one we had. We get propane at Walmart. I have two tanks so I don’t run out, as you suggest. I also like having a full tank on hand as it can be important in an emergency. I have a heater that mounts on the tank. I used it to keep out pipes from freezing during the freeze earlier, running it in the garage with the attic access open to let heat into the attic. If the power were out for an extended period the propane would give us heat and the ability to cook food and boil water. The two tanks makes it easy to keep a decent reserve and takes the pressure off refilling an empty tank. Our power stayed on but when the power at the house for Elena’s father was out I could send them a tank to use in their on tank heater and we still had enough here.
yup that’s along the lines I was thinking. When it comes to the $500 grill I have to wonder if it will last 5 times longer than the $100 grill. Cheap grills with cheap parts do deteriorate fast. Our weather is not as extreme here in Sedona as it was in Portland, so the $100 grill might be okay. I really don’t know if I need an extra stove burner or other stuff like that. My last cheap grill had 4 burners plus one stove top one. But the cheap walmart jobs have 3 burners and nothing else.
When more parts are made of some high quality alloy, they probably last much longer than the cheap steel parts on my old grill which started rusting away pretty early on. Even so, I managed to get a lot of seasons out of it. Some of the parts were held together with chewing gum and tin foil though towards the end.
The cheap steel burner covers kept rusting through. The Weber ones are stainless and seem heavy. The warranty would suggest they expect longer life, and after putting it together I expect better. Elena usually goes cheap but I encouraged her to buy better and she agreed when she saw the specs. Just a two burner but that is what she wanted. She liked a Weber she had before but then went cheap when they got so costly. I think the cheap knockoff we were looking at was $200.00 to $250.00, can’t remember for sure. This seemed well made and I expect parts will be available if needed.
you’re starting to move me in the direction of a better grill.
Dear Gentle Mac, that thread pic is epic!
Thank you, Gentle Lady.
BTW, if this is one of Kermit’s nudes, then I hope one of his sex tapes doesn’t get leaked. Just sayin’