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keifermiller  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 12, 2017

TODAY

Lookin' at a 107 heat index today. We are gonna get \_FUCKED\_ with Prime Day bullshit. The smartest among us are burning their call-ins. I am not a smart man.

Thank Fuck Amazon was able to clear out that old inventory in via a fucking Barrage of Bullshit and Poorly Taped Boxes*.

I've been working in metal 53 foot trailers all week. Our door fans have an effective range of ~20 feet.

Should be good times. Might break the 2 gallon mark on water consumption. Did 1.5 yesterday over 5 hours.

My family wants us to go see the City Band at the park tonight. I have my doubts about my willingness to sit in the heat off the clock.

I have my doubts about their willingness too.

I don't understand why the Band only plays in the dead of summer, buried in the middle of the week.

Weekends? Spring? Fall? Nope.

LAST SUNDAY

I made falafel! I've been meaning to do a #grubski post about it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Frying is a pain, otherwise I'd make falafel more than twice a year.

LAST SATURDAY

Helped a friend move into a house he just bought with his new USPS salary. Well, I say "helped"... he's at the bottom of the seniority list. Guess who got called in to do a cover route on the day of the move?

Yep.

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* Fuck paper tape. Double fuck paper tape that was minimally applied. Triple fuck paper tape that was minimally applied to the bare minimum of products that can qualify as "cardboard".




ButterflyEffect  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've forever been a little confused as to what you do. The Amazon thing makes me thing "warehousing" but the metal trailers thing makes me think "not warehousing".

The heat sounds awful, either way. It's maybe 80 here and we're giving our folks popsicles on the daily.

keifermiller  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I've forever been a little confused as to what you do. The Amazon thing makes me thing "warehousing" but the metal trailers thing makes me think "not warehousing".

Logistics! I help move other people's stuff around the world.

"Warehousing" isn't too far off the mark for my job. Since we don't hold onto anything, though, life revolves around taking stuff out of trailers and then putting said stuff back into trailers for the next leg of the journey.

OftenBen  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I made falafel! I've been meaning to do a #grubski post about it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Frying is a pain, otherwise I'd make falafel more than twice a year.

Dude I've been on a falafel binge myself! To the point where I've almost bought a deep fryer just to make them better/faster.

Have you tried any variations on them? We made some turmeric falafel and they were AWESOME.

keifermiller  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My basic falafel is:

1lb chickpeas (dry/pre-soaking)

1 onion

2-3 jalapenos

1 standard issue grocery store bunch of cilantro

a small pile of ground coriander

a variable amount of garlic

salt

flour if needed

I have some Sumac that I put into our hummus, and I keep meaning to try it in the falafel but I forget. TBH, we make it so infrequently I haven't felt much of a need to change it up.

We do have a big ass jar of turmeric...

    To the point where I've almost bought a deep fryer just to make them better/faster.

DON'T TEMPT ME!

I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe.

Understand. I would use this fryer from a desire to do good... But over me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.

Oreos. I would fry a shitload of oreos.

kleinbl00  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

By the bye, try frying up those chickpeas with a little paprika. I mean, you can legit drain a can of chickpeas and throw 'em in a thin layer of olive oil. They're crunchy and delicious.

OftenBen  ·  133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't know what it is I'm doing wrong, but every time I've tried doing that I end up with gravel.

kleinbl00  ·  133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Weird. Cook 'em just til they start to brown.

OftenBen  ·  133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    DON'T TEMPT ME!

    I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe.

    Understand. I would use this fryer from a desire to do good... But over me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.

My sentiments exactly. It would start innocently enough, but before long I'd be at

    shitload of oreos.

territory as well.