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01/21/2012 18:35 #55956

lessons learned planning supertrip
My friends moved out to Denver a while back. They really wanted me to come out last year but I was freaking about money with the house.

I'm going to fly out but then I figured if I'm out there why not go all the way and visit friends in San Francisco and LA. A one-way ROC to DEN then DEN to SFO then LAX back to ROC is only slightly more than a roundtrip to DEN.

The dude I know in SF showed me a picture of somewhere south of the Golden Gate where he had ridden his bike, and I definitely want to rent a bike out there and hit that up.

I want to drive along the coast on highway 1 to my buddys place in Huntington Beach. I looked up how much it was for a one way stick shift rental and it was incredibly steep. I thought it was just a California thing to have high daily rates and like 100-200% tax/fees. Those quotes were actually a oneway rental thing so its cheaper to just return the car near SFO and fly back from there.

So basically its feasible, I have the time to take off and I'm ok with how much everything will cost. I just have to line up a time thats ok with everyone and get the supertrip ball rolling.
metalpeter - 01/22/12 09:28
I agree with Paul.... Now All you have to do is get one of those Life Blogger Hat or glasses camera thing... HA.... Have fun.... Hope all the timing of stuff works out...
paul - 01/21/12 19:49
I am so jealous. That sounds awesome.

01/02/2012 20:29 #55839

the new year
that was fun seeing everyone at the party.

My car got towed from the PriceRite lot. Long story short I they wouldn't let me pick it up until this morning. So thanks to (e:PMT) for putting me up a second night and thanks for the ride this morning paul.

Also it was fun hanging out with everyone at the 24 yesterday.
metalpeter - 01/04/12 17:26
That Lot sounds like something out of Stand by Me...
tinypliny - 01/03/12 23:07
If you ever park in the HSBC (soon to be 1st Niagara) lot on main, be prepared to be a) towed in under an hour
b) have your tires flattened with broken beer bottle shards.
tinypliny - 01/03/12 23:00
Are they guarding the lot against illegal parking?! What a novel idea.
kookcity2000 - 01/03/12 22:35
there were these giant rottweilers back in the lot, all running at us and snapping necks when they got the end of their chains tied to old buses.
The lady told me to have a nice day.
paul - 01/03/12 14:40
Sorry that happens to you. That place was so damn sketchy.

12/04/2011 17:59 #55652

Popcorn: A Method
Tiny this is for you. I wanted to be a jerk and say you can only have it if you stick to one Linux distro for 30 days but I don't hold that much sway.

1 pot, ~6 quart or so
1 lid

popping-corn kernels
Canola Oil

-Put the pot on just shy of medium heat*.
Toss in not one, but two glugs of the oil. (A glug: tip the bottle into the pot and stop pouring as soon as it starts to pour)

-Throw in a pinch (a half dozen or so) of kernels. Leave the lid off. Wait for a few of them to pop. The oil is now up to temp.

-Throw in the rest of your kernels. Start with 1/3 cup. Enlid the pot.

-Give the pot a good shake after about a minute or so of vigorous popping. This encourages the lazy unpopped kernels to head down to the pan and get on with it.

-When the popping slows down, peek in and see if the pan is full of popcorn. If it is, turn the heat off.

You can shake some salt or stir in some butter but its pretty good just as it it.

I hope you enjoy it, I feel like Andy fucking Rooney writing this. I guess Andy Rooney would have disparaged other kinds of non-stovetop popcorn though.

  • My stove is electric, I forget what heat I used on gas ranges.
tinypliny - 12/04/11 18:31
heheh, you have no idea how much popcorn recipes mean to me. It's my most favourite snack ever (even when I burn it miserably). So yeah, I would have certainly tried hard not being a distro whore for a whole 60 days for this post.

THANK YOU! Will post results (good or disasters, in which case all non-whoring deals are off!) :)

11/20/2011 15:21 #55561

phase II
phase II: rewire the house.

kookcity2000 - 12/04/11 18:03
So far so good, the whole thing is much less modular than I was thinking. I thought I could spread it out lazy style the whole winter but I'll probably be done with that project and a few other electrical ones by january or so.
tinypliny - 12/01/11 18:36
So how did this come along? Have you blown up your house yet?

kookcity2000 - 11/21/11 22:07
phase I was some other electrical stuff. It all sucks, buts it fun to get better and complete things. Just like schoolwork was. Only fun when its done
tinypliny - 11/20/11 15:29
Was phase I about the carpets?

11/13/2011 14:00 #55498

nice november
November can be so damn nice. Fall can have the niceness of summer but its matured and chilled out.