uspol-adj, chi local, surviving, longish Show more
Y'know, yeah. If you're in Chicagoland and need someone along with you somewhere, let me know and I'll try to make myself available.
(I travel sometimes, so I can't promise that I'll always be available, but I can try. A couple+ days of lead time is ideal, but reach out if you need something regardless. You're not alone.)
Hat tip to @djsundog who's doing similarly in his neck of the woods. Mostly I expect this'd be handy for doctor/government stuff, but I'm also up for other things.
Today has been a day.
Take some time for yourself in the near future, yeah?
(I need a reminder for this. Maybe it will benefit someone else as well.)
On one hand, I *know* I started the Roomba and then took a shower.
On the other hand, when a loud whirring noise approaches and there's a repeated thumping on the door, I may inconveniently forget that fact.
I woke up 11 hours ago, after the same amount of sleep. How am I already tired?
mashup request, only vaguely serious Show more
To sleep, perchance to wake up in under 4 hours.
Apparently the purple I picked for part of my Halloween lights includes enough ultraviolet to make my dish soap fluoresce. Adds to the mood every time I see it out of the corner of my eye.
flights of fancy Show more
On the plus side, [some] sock machines are *even cheaper* than I thought. On the minus side, they don't actually sew the toes closed, and apparently you have to "set" the socks somehow, so those will add expense. (*Of course* there are machines for those, but they're also maybe simple enough to do on one's own at first?)
In retrospect, I was particularly bad at estimating time today, of basically all sorts.
Got my lights to do Halloweeny things, yay. 💜🧡💜🧡
The weather in the city is finally down to a reasonable temperature, and we've got clouds and light rain. ☁️💜🌧️
tea, lewd-adjacent Show more
"I want a cold drink with some flavor in it. I know, a cold tea."
"Hm, this doesn't seem to be dispersing. Wonder why not."
"Ah! Brownian motion is lower at lower temperatures. I just need... a vibrator?"
(Amusingly enough, that did help me find what I was looking for. Someone had confused the office drink frother as a vibrator at some point, so I was able to find it. Seems to have worked.)
I was trying to untie my shoes. How did I accidentally get a pretty decent bowline in them instead?
Huh, new feature on the Internet Archive: go to any audio item and click the Llama in the upper-right(ish) corner. Depending on your history with computers, you may be able to guess what it does.
(Or for a clickable link, try https://archive.org/details/DaveBrubeck-TheCollectionI&webamp=1 )
Things I learned today: just because your printer can print from a roll, don't assume it can print the whole roll in one go (even assuming ink holds out). Turns out mine's limited at 200", for some reason. Also, tension is important and very finicky when rolling craft paper onto a separate roll.
This does make printing 120' of walkways a little more difficult. (Made it work, will just have to overlap things a bit.)
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