Every weekend, fits of absolute craziness, hectic, a full on seige, but every weekend just slightly less than the week before.
3 Weeks to pay bills and then the first cliff will come upon us, and the stupid money will be over. Then it will be time to start looking - not just for pretty rocks and gems, but a place to live and profitable way to pass the winter...
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The petty frustration of paper straws at 7-11, served in your Slurpee, the straw always so deteriorated by the time you reach bottom it's function as a spoon is destroyed, the straw unraveled, falling limply into bits to spill bits of frozen ice and sugar all over your shirt and pants.
The cup - plastic, embossed with a tiny recycle logo. The dome lid, as well, plastic. Why are not the straws plastic? That's right, because they're bad for the environment.
Here's an idea, why not emboss a tiny recycle logo onto the straw as well?
Look around any 7-11, all of them, there's no place to recycle your cups or lids. It's presumed that once you drink your Slurpee you'll pitch it in the trash. The recycle logo, it's to put the blame on you - if you don't recycle it, take it home and loving scrub it out before putting it the recycle bin, well, then, it's because you're a shitty person, not because they're a shitty company, see, they gave you a paper straw, didn't they?
And so it goes. Like with the 'reusable' bags every grocery/liquor/boutique store wants to sell you, or travel mugs, that only ever see a fraction of the uses they'd need to be superior to their disposable counterparts. This greenwashing, it's the new "Emperor's New Clothes', a social hypocrisy that pretends to address and solve a problem that itself created and is in fact exacerbating.
I'm so fucking done with it all ... I want a plastic straw.
- Category: Rants
Another brutally long weekend at work - madness, utter madness. This, until the end of summer, and I've got to start planning my move indoors - November, I hope, change of job - the same.
The jeep, the drivers front tire making that noise, "ffft ffft ffft", like a warped rotor - so this morning jack it up and pull it off. 4 of the 5 lug nuts are finger-loose. Get the tire off, look at the rotor, not warped, the brakes, crumbling but still good, the undercarriage, the structural rust, nuts, bolts hidden under centuries of rust, as if this were an ancient shipwreck. Any repairs on this are not going to be easy.
Maybe it's as simple as the lug nuts being loose? (and if this is the case, how did it happen???).
Remount the tire, tighten everything up - and - presto, rubbing/chafing noise has disappeared...
So, Tuesday, August 9th - it's going to be a hot one for sure - where to go, what to do...the jeep is ready to fly...
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