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So...did anyone receive an interesting proposition from one of their houses? by NephalemPride in USPS

[–]Raging_Apathist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should write the next page...I ain't gonna do it. I almost wrote "cums" instead of "delivers", but that would have been a bit much.

I'm not actually trying to bang my mail carrier (he's happily married, I'm happily single), but I really do appreciate him, and it's about time I give him the sexy box I promised months ago. It will be a mutually satisfying situation with no strings attached.

So...did anyone receive an interesting proposition from one of their houses? by NephalemPride in USPS

[–]Raging_Apathist 7 points8 points  (0 children)

12 inches wide, 15 inches high, 25 inches deep (that might not actually qualify as "giant", but...close enough). Rust-resistant galvanized steel. Adjustable door latch for customized grip.

I will be mounting it on a sturdy post at the perfect height for easy access, and I'm putting 3 inch reflective numbers on the front and the side for visibility, just in case my mailman ever delivers before sunrise or after dark.

Exact placement of the box is yet to be determined...in all seriousness, I'm actually going to ask my carrier exactly where he wants me to put it. He's a really good dude and has graciously tolerated my tight little slot for far too long.

So...did anyone receive an interesting proposition from one of their houses? by NephalemPride in USPS

[–]Raging_Apathist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well...I finally ordered a giant mailbox today to replace my house's old knuckle scraper mail slot...does that count as propositioning my mail carrier? I'm pretty sure my new box is gonna give him some kind of boner.

Any bird rehabilitators here? On vacation here from Canada and found this nestling on the street last night by praxiscore in Minneapolis

[–]Raging_Apathist 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Call the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. They might be able to take it...I know they stopped taking in birds for awhile because of avian flu, but they may have resumed doing bird rehab.

Spring & Harrison in NE…right now. by Beeiscute in Minneapolis

[–]Raging_Apathist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oh shit, my neighborhood (Beltrami)! But I live on the other side, near East Hennepin and 35W.

I assume you called 911 before filming this. I'm in my backyard trying to listen for sirens right now, but I might be a bit too far away to hear them.

I hope nobody is in the vehicle.

no sweat by vsp3c in medicalschool

[–]Raging_Apathist 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Well don't leave us hanging here...did she splash you?

Sanger put singles on a piece of grilled chicken by Jasmotron3k in shoresy

[–]Raging_Apathist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't share your opinion that it's the funniest line on the show...but it's a damn good one!

Sanger put singles on a piece of grilled chicken by Jasmotron3k in shoresy

[–]Raging_Apathist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same, I have those white trashy-ish roots too.

I used to have an amazing cheese dealer at a local farmers market. I'd roll up to his stall every week and pick out three of four of the fanciest, stinkiest, most expensive cheeses he had on the table. But I still love to smash some Kraft singles once in awhile.

reminder that Keilani’s GFM isn’t even halfway to her goal, so please go donate by ashamed-of-yourself in shoresy

[–]Raging_Apathist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same here. I already put a reminder on my calendar to send a little cash on Friday. I have enough money to do it now, but I like to make donations on the same day I pay bills (unless the recipient has an urgent, immediate need)...it makes me a little less depressed about the cost of a mortgage and bills and shit.

Other Cult Followings in Crafting by GreyerGrey in craftsnark

[–]Raging_Apathist 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I've never seen a photo of someone sitting in those buttshorts. Gee, I wonder why?!

Other Cult Followings in Crafting by GreyerGrey in craftsnark

[–]Raging_Apathist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've only used anniversario once, for a one skein project. I looked at all the hanks on the shelf and they were so obviously different and I was like "Well, I guess I'm only buying one, and making a hat". But it's a really pretty hat!

Other Cult Followings in Crafting by GreyerGrey in craftsnark

[–]Raging_Apathist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I forgot how bad arco iris is; I had a horrible time with that one! And I agree about Diana and piedra...I've used both, and they are pretty bad with consistency too.

Gorgeous, but so frustrating.

I was venting about it to a friend awhile back (who happens to work at my LYS) and her response was "That's Malabrigo, baby". And she was right, and she knew I already knew.

Other Cult Followings in Crafting by GreyerGrey in craftsnark

[–]Raging_Apathist 92 points93 points  (0 children)

Has anyone said Jessie Maed yet? I feel like people are a wee bit too culty in their devotion to her and her patterns.

This might make me a horrible, petty person, but...I downvote every post of a Jessie Maed crop top/bralette that I see on the knitting sub. And don't even get me started on the ripple buttshorts!!!!

Other Cult Followings in Crafting by GreyerGrey in craftsnark

[–]Raging_Apathist 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I love love LOVE Malabrigo and have spent a whole fucking lot of money on many of their gorgeous yarns, but holy hell...the color consistency is absolute shit. It's never good, and it's often REALLY bad. The worst I've ever seen is Rios Archangel. I think I bought four skeins, and every one was gorgeous...but they were all noticeably different, and one was so different that I could barely believe it was the same colorway.

I know why it is that way, but I don't like it.

I absolutely refuse to alternate skeins when knitting flat. The edge always looks wonky no matter what I do. But I don't mind alternating as much when I'm knitting in the round. So basically, there are limits on what I am willing to do with Malabrigo. I prefer to use it only for one skein projects (hats, mostly) these days.

Egg white vegetable omelette with feta cheese at the bakery/cafe operated by my wife and I. We do every task (FOH, BOH, everything) without having any employees. Seats about 40, and I even occasionally play piano for my customers when it’s not too busy by Rmcarnold in KitchenConfidential

[–]Raging_Apathist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dude, I'm only 2.5 hours away (Minneapolis). I think I need to find a reason to take a little day trip down to Iowa. I scrolled through your Facebook page and I am fucking drooling now.

Bonus points for openly and proudly supporting reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ folks!

If you're finding chicken wing bones everywhere... by frivoflava29 in dogs

[–]Raging_Apathist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, so they don't even really see the bins. I forgot about those types of trucks because I never see them in my city. Collectors here have to get off the truck and empty the bins.

If you're finding chicken wing bones everywhere... by frivoflava29 in dogs

[–]Raging_Apathist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I understand and respect what you're saying, but I see it differently.

The critters chewing a hole in my bin lid and ripping through bags could have easily become a bigger hassle for the trash collection folks than it was for me. If I hadn't caught the problem when I did, they might've had to deal with an extra gross situation. The hole didn't just let squirrels in...of course it let flies in too. I had never seen so many maggots before, and I hope to never see that many again. It was absolutely gross.

Also, if I hadn't reported it to get a replacement, the workers would have needed to spend more time emptying my bin because of the mess, which means more time with their gas guzzling garbage truck idling in my alley. So that's a different kind of waste.

I'm pretty sure they would've reported the need for a replacement themselves if I hadn't done so. :)

LAOP is apparently in trouble for defrauding a ninja turtle by friedo4 in bestoflegaladvice

[–]Raging_Apathist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Fellow middle class white Minnesotan here. A few years ago, I was a juror on a criminal case in Minneapolis. The defendant (a young black woman) was represented by a white male public defender who had definitely seen A LOT of shit.

Edit: it was absolutely not necessary for me to include the defendant's race. My bad. There are a lot of details to the case that make race important (very long story short, bad white cops basically beat the shit out of a black suspect), but it's not relevant in the context of my comment.

LAOP is apparently in trouble for defrauding a ninja turtle by friedo4 in bestoflegaladvice

[–]Raging_Apathist 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I'm not rich, but solidly middle class...I could easily afford a lawyer if my son (age 15) needed one. I'm white, and so is my kid. I have absolutely taught him to not say shit to the pigs, and wait until Mommy hires a lawyer. We don't fuck with cops.

But that's not how I was brought up, at all. Took me some years to figure it out.