Teh Squeaky Wheel
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, GN! (H/T Paddy O’F.)
I hope you find sufficient budgetary slack that you don’t have to look for a gig. (And/or that you find something decent -- or better -- at a good rate; I concur that your proven success in management ought to be worth something to someone.)
We, too, are concerned about inflation; don’t like what I see on my weekly grocery runs.
I’ve mostly stopped looking for a newer vehicle until the chip shortage is sorted, as prices are not favorable now. Hopefully, we can get by on one vehicle until I find something at a price that’s not stupid. (Silly me…it looks like I ought to have bought something last year and financed part of it; really hate getting self-pwned as a result of behaving in a manner I thought was prudent.)
Jim approved my response to the State Contractors Licensing Board; it’ll get emailed later today. (Based on an email we got yesterday, it appears the unpleasantness with our surety bond isn’t quite over yet. Fooook…the stress -- and rage -- of all this carp is really getting to me and Jim.)
Still awake. Good morning GN.
Harper and I stayed up late watching videos. She woke up around midnight and now has gone back to sleep. I shall follow soon. Time to rest up for the Big Route.
The Paper has finally been selling some of its unused equipment. Unfortunately, That means the spare propane tank, along with the second forklift type machine (actually a claw machine designed to lift giant rolls of paper onto the printing press) that was just sold.
So, if I’m up early enough tomorrow, I think I may top up the remaining propane tank that is actually mounted on the actual forklift. As, according to the gauge, it is about half full at present.
I made some more scones last night and added a note to the scone recipe at the end.
I think they are the correct sweetness now.
Those scones really are spectacular!
(tiny discrete burp)
Yes, I ate most of them today. And I’ll gladly pay for it for the next several days…why do you ask?
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and dv8 (and Harper!)!
Fatwa -- glad Jim approved your latest salvo in the war against organized stupidity. Sorry you all have to go through this.
dv8 -- I just read your changes to the scones recipe. Those are the kind of experiments I’d like to try, but never get around to.
well, it helps that Harper begs me for scones.
In fact, I’m probably going to have to either make an online Protein order soon, or else make a WinCo run (which means North Phoenix. I usually keep about 5 gallons of each type of protein on hand, which lasts me a few years or more. All purpose Flour I can get anywhere.
Good night for now, I guess it’s bedtime for me. See you all probably after the Big Route, so Friday, morning, probably.
Good night and have a safe journey!
Good morning, GN!
Jim approved my response to the State Contractors Licensing Board; it’ll get emailed later today. (Based on an email we got yesterday, it appears the unpleasantness with our surety bond isn’t quite over yet. Fooook…the stress — and rage — of all this carp is really getting to me and Jim.)
Fatwa, it sounds like it’s about time for you to travel hence, put on a burqa and start lobbing bombs. (did I say that out loud?)
I am sorry about the stress you’re having to deal with. Work stress is bad enough but when it is caused by the stupid it just feels worse. Maybe it’s because of the sense of inevitable futility you feel as you take each step to rectify the situation because, even as you’re working on it, you know your work is about to go to someone so stupid that you’re going to have to keep doing whatever you’re doing ad infinitum. Might as well just sit and bang your head against your desk. Or don the burqa of no-fault criminality.
You’re looking dapper this morning, Paddy’O. I hope this morning finds you in good health and spirits.
I know of one particular industry that would be fortunate to snag our Gentle Mac as a member of its staff whether it was in sales management, repair, instruction, working at or running a range… the ideas are endless.
I know all of those!
It’s a good suggestion from Miss Harper -- range master, perhaps? Or set up a reloading station in your garage and get in on the ammo crunch.
I don’t recognize the middle one. What is it?
French MAS-36 in 7.5mm. Rather unusual design, had no manual safety. When they were importing them after the war I think the importers had to rig one up to pass the requirements. Had rear locking lugs and was adopted in 1935 and served through and after WW2.
Thanks, Mac! I should have known it was a French rifle.
I think the best bolt action battle rifle was the SMLE #4 as shown. That action is so fast to operate,
True, but I do love the Mauser designs.
And the Steyr M95 straight-pull.
I agree for sport, stronger and more accurate. Easier on brass for reloading as well.
The French designers faced a daunting task to make something uglier than the Lebel rifle but they came through.
Of course you do, my friend!
Hello everyone -- happy Thursday.
I read that President Empathy will be speaking this afternoon -- three hours from now so it’s about time for his doctors to start pumping him full of smart drugs.
Hi, dv8, Paddy, Harper!!1!, Mac and Sven!
Fatwa, it sounds like it’s about time for you to travel hence, put on a burqa and start lobbing bombs.
Actually, it’d be more appropriate to just terminate the homeowner who Jim and I are pretty sure is driving this iniquitous rattletrap of a bus. To take a different page from The Mighty Jihad Manual, I’d like to strike his head from his neck.
(Plus, it’s too hot in L.A. this week for a burqa…and they make my arse look big.) 👿
I, too, like Harper’s and Sven’s suggestions.
Does Demented Uncle Choo-Choo get an extra pudding cup if he doesn’t screw the pooch while reading his prepared statement?
(I’m old enough to recall when everyone was calling Trump a “dotard”…)
He’s untrainable, so he gets a pudding cup no matter what, along with pats on his head. If he does really good, then he gets to sniff an intern’s hair.
President Empathy is angry and he’s got a pen. Pretty much if you are an employee, you have to be vaccinated. No mention at all about those with natural immunity from being infected.
That’s the way to bring the country together.
They’ll be much discussion about the legality of this executive order, but I don’t think it matters. Even if illegal, corporations are going to roll over and do it.
Biden and others of his ilk, make little sense. On one hand they say that if you do get covid but are vaccinated, your chances of becoming seriously ill are nil; then at the same time they say that it’s the unclean that are destroying the economy and posing a risk to everyone else.
Funny how all those “hero” health care workers worked to save victims all last year without vaccinations but now suddenly will infect us all if they don’t get vaccinated. Time to airbrush the “heroes” out of history and make them the villains? Time to repaint the barn wall? Remove Snowball from the history books?
Funny how all of Trump’s EO’s were challenged in court as not meeting the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act, but Biden’s go through without a whimper.
Sorry, my last thought on Biden’s new orders -- there’s no end in sight, no mention of an end date to these draconian steps. If this is an “emergency” then at some point the “emergency” is over.
Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, and others would disagree.
Yeah, probably half the country.
Good “morning,” everyone. I guess it’s almost about that time again. I guess I’m ready for the Long Shift and the Big Route. I feel rested and ready to go. Drinking some Protein. Not hungry for much else.
Time to go in about an hour.
Wish I could find a better job. Or preferably, create my own. I don’t know if I have the energy for that in me anymore, but that would be best.
Want a T-shirt bearing the legend “Vakzine macht frei”.
Love the picture. Actually Harper used to have a glass syringe like that. Only it was fitted glass, so It didn’t have a rubber plunger. But as fancy as those things are, you just can’t beat the disposability and sterility of the sealed plastic ones, i you have to give injections at home.
I use 3ml, 31 g needles. They make it much easier than the larger ones I started with. The needle is only 5/16″ (8mm) long.
That’s a tiny needle. I’m sure that’s much, much more comfortable.
I started with a generic syringe from Kroger that was larger with a 16mm needle. It was cheap when I had no insurance, about ten to twelve cents each. When I got insurance my GP suggested these and they are better quality and more comfirtable to use. They cost over twice as much but the insurance covers it.
I was prescribed the pen, but the store did not have them when my niece went to get it, so they brought home the vial and syringes. I preferred those to the pen so I have stayed with them.I like the single use syringes.
I started with two injections a day, but now usually only need one, if that.
I’ve got one of those like you described, dv8. I use it, along with an 18 ga. needle to inject food with flavored liquids.
Yup. The scones are very tasty now, but I may try to add more butter. I could try creamier heavy cream. Or simulate cream freshe buy mixing heavy cream with sour cream… or both. That would be a fun experiment.
The current scones, I didn’t use cold butter--which makes them much lighter. I just added melted butter to the dry mix whilst the blades were turning. It’s not as good, but I was lazy.
The only scone expert I ever talked to gave me two bits of advice.
So one cup of heavy cream and a half a cup of butter might not actually be enough.
The printers just texted that they’re on their way up, so I guess I’m going to work now.