Category Archives: trolling the interweb
So we have a big pipe fitting that needs to be returned to the company who shipped it to us (mispackage), and the office is right next to the UPS shipping center, so I went over there to ask them how they’d suggest returning it. The nice lady there told me just to tape up the (beat up) box it came in and send it back that way. Little did I know how much the government shutdown affects… oh wait, yeah it doesn’t affect UPS shipping centers at all.
When I got back, my mother sent me an email from the local Mexican church that makes and sells delicious delicious tamales as a monthly fundraiser, and asked if I wanted any. I said “I thought they wouldn’t be able to do that this time because of how the government shut down.” Oh wait, no I didn’t say that. I said “YES PLEASE.” Government shutdowns don’t affect tamales.
Then I started writing a blog post about how the government shutdown had ruined some of the day to day things in my life, but I realized that because of the government shutdown, the internet wasn’t working, so I couldn’t work towards my new goal of 4,000 posts (passed 3,500 a couple weeks ago!). Oh wait, no, that’s not right. The internet is still here and wasting our time just as much as usual.
Who knew that government shutdowns would be so hard to live through?
From now on, if I get the hankering to watch Star Wars, I’m just going to watch this guy’s prequels before getting to the originals. Episode 1 was ok, but 2 and 3 were just hours of whining followed by a big “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!”
SpaceX’s Grasshopper never fails to disappoint me.
Read an article the other day about how SpaceX and Elon Musk are just taking advantage of US taxpayers. To which I reply, fuck you. SpaceX has done more amazing things in the past two years than NASA has since 1979.
I mean, I knew this, of course, but sometimes you just stumble across something that makes you go THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET.
Anyone got a good supplier for elastic shock cord and cord locks? What I can find on amazon isn’t quite what I want…
Well, I told Butch I’d do it if I had the time–I don’t, but I’ll do it anyway. My everyday gun and knife are a 642 J-Frame and a CRKT M-16. In my pocket all day everyday.
The J-Frame is especially nice for days like today, when I’ll be standing in the sun, in 102° weather, for 10 hours at least. Not that I’m complaining, or secretly wishing we’d miss our deadline (the reason for this unrelenting fieldwork) and get kicked off this project, or anything, mind you. Ok, maybe a little complaining, but at least it’s not about having a huge hunk of metal and leather on my waist where sweat won’t evaporate.
Makes me want to run right out and buy a business jet!