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Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/6/21 12:52 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

I don't go to Walmart anymore for a wide variety of reasons, but feeling like that is one of them

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/6/21 2:00 p.m.

Time for my semi regular berkeley plastidip rant

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
9/6/21 5:28 p.m.

Spent the last few days in Monterrey CA, UGH, never again!
Due to fires went through Yosemite to get there, big $35.00 toll and way too slow mistake.

But the real rant is Tesla and Prius drivers who are just so full of themselves that they cannot ever drive over 25 MPH on a mountain road even when posted at 35-45, or use any of the pull-out lanes available every 500'!
For about fifty miles at a time. angry

Sure there are other tree-counting jerks out there but the supermajority seem to be Tesla and Prius drivers.

 

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
9/6/21 5:32 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

According to the scores of people who quit Speedway to go to Wal-Mart then came begging for their jobs back, they're paying $18/hour but only giving 20 hours a week. Not so different than barely above minimum for full time, and with taxes is probably worse, than less pay and more hours. 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
9/6/21 5:47 p.m.
RevRico said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

According to the scores of people who quit Speedway to go to Wal-Mart then came begging for their jobs back, they're paying $18/hour but only giving 20 hours a week. Not so different than barely above minimum for full time, and with taxes is probably worse, than less pay and more hours. 

I wouldn't be surprised.

 

The checker did say this was all overtime for her but who knows for sure

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
9/6/21 5:49 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

I don't go to Walmart anymore for a wide variety of reasons, but feeling like that is one of them

I loathe going in there but it's handy when my list includes a car battery, dog food, lunch meat, a USB cord, pants and various vegetables.

 

Once a month is the absolute maximum for me though

RustOleum clear over RustOleum paint. Both purchased today. 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
9/6/21 6:04 p.m.
RevRico said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

According to the scores of people who quit Speedway to go to Wal-Mart then came begging for their jobs back, they're paying $18/hour but only giving 20 hours a week. Not so different than barely above minimum for full time, and with taxes is probably worse, than less pay and more hours. 

And no benefits, because part time.  It's not a Wal mart exclusive.  Around here, it's tough to find a grocery clerk between 22 and 65.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
9/6/21 6:07 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Where is the meme about not liking the picture because I'm in it?

Did the clear bubble your spray?  My experience has been the paint softens the old paint, then the clear peels it all of the base material.

I hate painting things that are not plaster. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/6/21 8:42 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

I have worked 65+ hr weeks and only had $1 left at the end for bread. It was that tight. It made me numb and (possibly) suicidal. At least she didn't seem bleak.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/6/21 8:46 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Rustoleum sucks E36 M3 90% of the time.

I miss Krylon. 

Mike (Forum Supporter)
Mike (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/6/21 10:29 p.m.

 

I spent half an hour trying to figure out where I went wrong installing the closet organizer. The poles are too far apart. It finally dawned on me that distance A is from the near part of the pole to the wall, but distance B is between THE FAR SIDES OF THE POLES.

So, I'm redoing that tomorrow night.

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
9/6/21 11:40 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

I have worked 65+ hr weeks and only had $1 left at the end for bread. It was that tight. It made me numb and (possibly) suicidal. At least she didn't seem bleak.

I would have preferred bleak, it would show some acknowledgement of the predicament she's in. I don't think I'm getting it across but the horrible part was the acceptance, it didn't seem even like a thought out sort of thing.

 

More..." This is what I get in life, I can't expect more obviously, no one can"

Raging against her fate would have been great. Muted acceptance would have been fine, this was a person thinking and acting like she was doing her part for society. Her part was to spend her life away getting nothing.

 

I'm explaining it badly

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/7/21 1:40 a.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Raging gets exhausting, people that are able to accept it seem to find ways to be happy with life in general. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/7/21 1:58 a.m.
Antihero (Forum Supporter) said:
Appleseed said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

I have worked 65+ hr weeks and only had $1 left at the end for bread. It was that tight. It made me numb and (possibly) suicidal. At least she didn't seem bleak.

I would have preferred bleak, it would show some acknowledgement of the predicament she's in. I don't think I'm getting it across but the horrible part was the acceptance, it didn't seem even like a thought out sort of thing.

 

More..." This is what I get in life, I can't expect more obviously, no one can"

Raging against her fate would have been great. Muted acceptance would have been fine, this was a person thinking and acting like she was doing her part for society. Her part was to spend her life away getting nothing.

 

I'm explaining it badly

Nah, I get it.

Closest quote I can think of offhand: 
The Empire's got something worse than whips all right. It's got obedience. Whips in the soul. They obey anyone who tells them what to do. Freedom just means being told what to do by someone different.”  
― Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/7/21 8:40 a.m.

I've always struggled with "Even highways run East-West, Odd highways run North-South".  Last night, I was driving home, and I realized why (I don't think I'd ever thought about it before). 

  • I grew up near an odd-numbered state highway. In my town, it ran east-west. If you look at it on a map, it is shaped like a "J".
  • I get on I-294 or I-94 to go North and South. There is a stretch of 114 miles that I-94 runs basically straight N-S
  • I used to drive I-55 a lot. I'd be going roughly 80 miles north/south and 60 miles east/west on my trips on it. Definitely enough to know that it is a N-S highway, but having grown up with 94 being N-S, not enough to trigger the "Odd highways go n/s"

 

 

 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/7/21 9:32 a.m.
mtn said:

I've always struggled with "Even highways run East-West, Odd highways run North-South".  Last night, I was driving home, and I realized why (I don't think I'd ever thought about it before). 

  • I grew up near an odd-numbered state highway. In my town, it ran east-west. If you look at it on a map, it is shaped like a "J".
  • I get on I-294 or I-94 to go North and South. There is a stretch of 114 miles that I-94 runs basically straight N-S
  • I used to drive I-55 a lot. I'd be going roughly 80 miles north/south and 60 miles east/west on my trips on it. Definitely enough to know that it is a N-S highway, but having grown up with 94 being N-S, not enough to trigger the "Odd highways go n/s"

 

 

 

What about the circular highways that go around most cities (well, the ones not on a lake at least)? You might need to get on c-470 east to go west. That's always helpful to me. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/7/21 11:14 a.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

The clear caused the paint to wrinkle. I think it is because I didn't let the paint cure long enough before clearing. This didn't happen when the same clear was used on the same paint when the paint was allowed to cure overnight. Still a minor rant even though I'm pretty sure it was user error.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/7/21 11:26 a.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:
mtn said:

I've always struggled with "Even highways run East-West, Odd highways run North-South".  Last night, I was driving home, and I realized why (I don't think I'd ever thought about it before). 

  • I grew up near an odd-numbered state highway. In my town, it ran east-west. If you look at it on a map, it is shaped like a "J".
  • I get on I-294 or I-94 to go North and South. There is a stretch of 114 miles that I-94 runs basically straight N-S
  • I used to drive I-55 a lot. I'd be going roughly 80 miles north/south and 60 miles east/west on my trips on it. Definitely enough to know that it is a N-S highway, but having grown up with 94 being N-S, not enough to trigger the "Odd highways go n/s"

 

 

 

What about the circular highways that go around most cities (well, the ones not on a lake at least)? You might need to get on c-470 east to go west. That's always helpful to me. 

I've never had an issue with ring roads. I know they're going in all different directions. I learned early on, from I-465 in Indy. 

 

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) PowerDork
9/7/21 12:35 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I had that exact problem when using Rustoleum to paint my (now Antihero's) Rampage- I had planned on clearing the whole thing after I finished, but after the problems I had with the hood and it bubbling/spider-webbing like that both from different colors layered and then trying to clear it, I gave up on that- and still had to deal with trying to sand down and fix spots where I had layers of different paint. If I ever paint a car again (not looking likely, though I've been wrong before) I will a) likely be not using Rustoleum and b) doing a LOT of testing to see how the paint reacts to a clear coat and any other colors that will be in the mix...

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) PowerDork
9/7/21 3:59 p.m.

On the whole, I'm not a huge fan of going, "Let's find a movie to watch!" without having something specific in mind. Much of the time this results in The Dancer getting annoyed that I'm either not going fast enough (by going slow enough to read the sentence or two description most services have for movies/shows) or going too fast when I'm going through things I know she's not going to like such that I just hand her the remote and let her find something- which about half the time results in watching something that I frankly have no interest in but isn't terrible (usually). There are rare times when we stumble onto something unique and interesting- over the last few years this has included Horse Girl, Save Yourselves, and Seven Stages to Eternal Bliss and a handful of others. 

This rant is somewhat related- in that for some reason over the weekend The Dancer decided that she wanted to watch a movie, and decided to try and find something that was similar to Horse Girl- which is a very bizarre and suspenseful movie, but not what I would really consider as 'horror'. The problem is- pretty much every list of 'here's movies you may like if you liked Horse Girl' are essentially lists of weird, suspenseful horror movies- which neither of us are that keen on. But she was determined that we'd find one- which means that one night we watched Midsommar and the next night The Killing of a Sacred Deer- both of which IMO were far more horror than we were looking for (that latter moreso than the former). Did not have fun dreams the last few nights...

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/7/21 4:09 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

I think it is because I didn't let the paint cure long enough before clearing.

Very likely.  Either have to spray while still tacky (which I don't know if you can do with clear) or you have to wait for the paint to completely cure.  I prefer the former as I never seem to wait long enough.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/7/21 8:27 p.m.
stanger_mussle said:

 

These little guys are everywhere now. The kitchen, master bath, and now my computer desk in the bedroom.

I'm about to go scorched earth on these motherberkeleying ants in my motherberkeleying house!

Do those look like spiders to anybody else other than me?

Toyman01 + Sized and
Toyman01 + Sized and GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/7/21 8:41 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

They do. 

wae
wae UberDork
9/7/21 9:49 p.m.

I hated berkeleying math the first time I had to do it when I was in high school and I'm not enjoying it any more this time around when my kids are taking berkeleying math.

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