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moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 15, 2018

A little late to the party but..

It's my second ~60 hour week in a row and I haven't been home in a month. Finally getting a job done on time due to a change in management. The change in management has been confidence boosting because it's been me and another guy running the job. Thought this new series of jobs was stressful turns out the previous manager was just incompetent. Since we are on schedule I get to hopefully work a half day tonight and drive the 7 hours home overnight to spend a Saturday with friends. This will be better than another weekend by myself in a city I'm a stranger too.

It's been nice exploring different places recently but it's made me realize that traveling alone for long periods is kind of morose. You start to crave a friendly face and someone to just share an experience with minus a momentary connection at a bar or show. So yeah excited to go home.

The most annoying part recently is trying to buy a damn used motorcycle. Keep seeing bike's i'd love to have and talking with the those selling but they always end up selling after a few days. I don't blame them for not waiting but damn is it frustrating. I'm really trying to find a CB750 to chop up and I can't bring myself to pay for a finished cafe racer that i'm just going to take down to the engine but I think i'll have to. Considering just buying a dirtbike to do wheelies on in the meantime. Here's an inspiration picture I have

Anyways, hope everyone has had a good week and has a better weekend.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Random opinions about alcohol

Jager and rumpleminz are for college students and masochists. The two mixed together are for the deeply depressed and suicidal.

I don't really have much of an opinion. I was a bartender for about 3 years of my life at craft cocktail bar and dives and a brew assistant at a brewery for a year during that time. Surprises me how apathetic I've become about alcohol. Miller Lite/High Life and well/call whiskey does me just fine when i do partake. Every once in a while I'll get a Rye Manhattan or the house spin on an Old Fashioned if it sounds good.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Random opinions about alcohol

If you ever see an Andreson Valley Gose I recommend them. The Kimmy the Yink and The Holy Gose is probably my favorite craft beer ever. Salty and sour with citrus. Weird flavors but great for summer

In response to nueromanxer being to long:

Otherwise Bradbury or Vonnegut sound good, both pretty solid bets in my experience. Also pretty sure I'll be able to find them in audio book form so that's appealing to me haha.

Been listening to Boogie a lot recently, Good hip hop. Here's one of the best sad songs I've heard In a long time and another one that is hype.

I also want to share one of my favorite songs of all time, it's a great soul jam and a great love song. The amount of passion in the vocals almost always makes me tear up.

I drive 10-20 hours ever Monday through sunday and dont find it to displeasing as well. Lots of time to catch up on audiobooks and podcasts. I will say it would be nice if I never had to drive more than 8 hours in a day but what can you do?

A 750ml bottle of a nice craft beer, or something related to a hobby the person is interested in off the top of my head. Depending on the person I've bought old Zippos at flea markets and antique stores and refurbished them, usually just takes flint, butane and occasionally wd40 and a sponge if the wheel/hinges don't run smooth.

I agree, I actually worked as a Cashier at Wallyworld for 3.5 week at the young age of 18, the only notable thing I remember doing besides ringing things was standing at the end of the lane when there was nothing to do, the bags are on a rotating platform so I don't see why you'd need to stand up for most of them.

The lengths Walmart will go through for something so trivial would be amusing if people weren't involved. It makes me wonder if it's an issue on preference standing or concern that if they humanize their employees at all people beyond the cashier's booth will expect to be treated the same. "Give an inch, take a mile" fear played out in the worse way.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

Expanding on what klienbloo is saying a bit, the guy and girl who started the non-profit said it was relatively easy to get going once they established a plan. They mentioned having a mentor so I imagine that helped pave the way a bit easier. From what they told me their process was more or less.

Have idea to share experience they have.

Talk with faculty at local schools to see if they are interested in the program

Figure out location to teach and how to select student who apply

grant writing

grant writing

So much grant writing

and then get things going.

They really made it sound like the hardest part was grant writing to be honest. If you are offering a program that is lacking an option already it sounds like it is something very doable provided you put in the effort and legwork.

We only talked for about 30 minutes so I'm sure there is a lot more to it but that's a synopsis of the conversation I had with them regarding the subject.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

Been on the road for like two and half weeks now, getting a bit of road loneliness, I want more than conversation with coworkers or small talk in a bar. Everyone wants to be friends over a drink but no one wants to spend a day together, not that I'd expect anyone to take in a random stranger for the day. Not all together bad, stopped at Tioga State Forest Saturday and Pittsburg Sunday, saw the sights and took some pictures

Stopped at the Polish HIll Street Festival on Sunday in Pittsburg and talked with some cat's around my age (25) who had started a non profit that taught students from high schools in rougher parts of the city stick and mig welding with a plan to create a sculpture for their community to teach them welding and fabrication. They had run 4 or 5 programs in different neighborhood in the past 2 or 3 years. I was pretty impressed to see that from people who were under 30.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A love letter to William Gibson

Old comment, but I've read Spook Country and Zero History as well as Nueromancer and found them worth a read. More grounded in reality than Nueromancer but still a solid read.

I'd like to be added to the list, I see nueromancer has been tossed around, the BBC radio play is a short option for it (~2 hours). I haven't listened so can't say how accurately it captures the book but I skimmed it once for space rasta samples and it sounded alright.

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