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Moong Dal is one of my favorites. It's amazingly simple, cheap as hell, freezes well, and so delicious. I recommend not omitting the hari chutney, but if you don't like cilantro, parsley works pretty well too. We usually pair it with rice of some kind.

We also like using TVP instead of ground meat in lots of applications. It makes awesome tacos and chili, and is a fairly decent pizza topping if you season liberally and keep it under the cheese so it doesn't get too crispy. Unless that's the kind of thing you're into, in which case go for it.

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 2, 2018

I feel I hit the universal lottery when it comes to online dating, but as mentioned, just be yourself and don't expect anything and you might be surprised. Best case, you find your partner and love of your life. Maybe you'll find some people that you enjoy their company for a while and find yourselves incompatible in the long run, but remain friends.

My experience was that I was looking for friendship and people that I could connect with, and I made that well-known. I wasn't looking for anything serious at all, let alone a husband. But life is full of surprises.

Seek friendship, and who knows what will happen.

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Your job is killing you

In my 11 years at my transportation job, I've known a number of folks that have either had massive strokes, heart attacks, or have been injured to the point of permanent disability. The latter is what I worry about the most. Repetitive injury is a phrase that can't possibly exist to our "safety" management, though I also know a similar number of people that have been put on light duty, temporary disability, or even extensive surgeries related to doing the same thing day in and day out.

All that doesn't even begin to touch upon the various drug and alcohol abuse that is prevalent in my particular line of work, between hourly and management alike. These are possibly relevant to the aforementioned strokes or heart attacks.

Layoffs are rare for those I directly work with, the insurance is incredible, it's a lot of exercise, and pay is not an issue with enough seniority, so I think it boils down to poor management and demand for more production with fewer people in order to increase profits and appease shareholders. Hard work is rewarded with even more work.

But as keifermiller said, employer negligence is definitely an issue. There are plenty of ways I can be easily hurt to the point of permanent disability or even death, and they can certainly be mitigated, but that would hurt production and therefore profit.

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

I typed up a whole rant and then accidentally closed out of my browser so now I'm salty. Here we go.

Some back story: my maternal family is quite large, and composed of all walks of life. Healthcare and related fields are prominent in the family though - I have family that are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, etc. Okay.

My sister posted an article about recent measles outbreaks in the KC area. We happen to have a cousin who is vehemently anti-vaccination. Her kids are great, but her youngest is low-functioning autistic, which I assume is the source of her extremism.

Much of the family expresses distress at the measles outbreak. Anti-vax cousin mentions "measles isn't deadly." That's pretty much where it begins. Many give her various reputable sources of information that measles is not only absolutely deadly, but easily avoidable with vaccines that are fucking effective and fucking safe.

End result - she cuts off her family that is apparently not supporting her and her struggle with her autistic child. I want to point out that she has referred to all of her kids as "damaged." I hope to whatever higher power that those kids don't ever find any of her various posts, because this wasn't the first time.

This isn't the first time I've had a relationship cut off for something stupid. It's tough the first time, but ultimately, it's a two way street. And in this case, as long as she keeps her plague-ridden children away from my elderly grandmother and my organ-transplant uncle, I don't honestly think I give a shit.

Like I said, her kids are good kids, and I don't blame them at all for any of this. I hope that someday they come of age and right their wrongs. I was talking to my mother about this, and apparently my anti-vax cousin had already cut off the entirety of her husband's family for opposing her "opinion" about vaccinations.

Ugh. I can't say I'm too upset about the end result of the whole thing. It was a long time coming.

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

That is a fantastic time and definitely something to be proud of!

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What's the best weather app?

It's not a dedicated weather app, I just keep a link to weather.gov for my zip code on the home screen of my phone. The storage space on my phone is limited, so it works well for my purposes. The hourly weather forecast alone is fantastic, and it's all totally free.

For sure though, if you're looking for an app, Wunderground is the way to go.

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: You all are great!

As it so happens, I think you're pretty wonderful too. <3

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A Falafel Dinner

Holy moly. I can't recommend the recipe enough. keifermiller told me about the bots attacking this particular post. I can't say I recommend any of them to be honest

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 29, 2017

100% agree. New Vegas overall with its choices and factions makes a superior gameplay experience. However, the Mojave vs the Capital Wasteland is so surprisingly different. I enjoy exploring more in FO3; it feels more satisfying somehow.

The Capital Wasteland really felt like just that - a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Terrible things happened there and it showed everywhere. The Mojave felt like it was (obviously) a desert to begin with, and the real devastation was mainly concentrated on Vegas proper. In FO3 there's a feeling of isolation, which changed a lot with NV and the various factions, in my opinion.

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 29, 2017

It's been a while since I've pubski'd or contributed at all. Lurking is my life.

Work is garbage. Keifer knows - the entire company is behind big time, and peak season has just begun. If you haven't made your orders for Christmas already, you should get on that ASAP. Also, you should pray to whatever deity you prefer that things make it intact. There are ~17 days left before things will definitely be late for December 25th. The hours are awesome and the money is fantastic but the physical abuse is already taking its toll. 11 years in the industry have numbed me to most of the mind games from local upper management, so I guess that's a plus?

I've been playing a lot of Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 in my off time. Mostly 3 recently. I put so many hours into it back when it first released, and I am reminded now how good it was. The environment is so engaging compared to New Vegas, in my opinion. There have been some situations I can feel my heart rate rising, and I find myself actually a little afraid as to what will happen. The game has aged so well and I'm so glad to be able to enjoy it all over again.

I've been half-assed knitting a hat for a coworker. It'll get done eventually, but when I get done with the work shitstorm, I don't feel like doing much anymore besides binge watching things or just idly dicking around on the internet. I might get it done by Christmas. I do thrive on the pressure of deadlines, so that might just be it.

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 29, 2017

I really like that hat! (I'm primarily a hat knitter, and cables on hats make me so happy.) Took me a long time to build up the courage to try cabling, but like much of my knitting adventures I realized that I was psyching myself up for something that isn't really all that scary at all.

For both projects, what yarn did you use?

sgeorge  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you playing?

Slightly past "this week" in regards to the intent of this post, but I picked up Fallout 3 on the autumn Steam sale, so that's been my current go-to game. Work is a horrible shitstorm so it's been nice to have something to fall back on that is really deep and also familiar. I played this for many many hours back when it released, so it's fun to revisit something that I haven't seen for ~10 years.

New Vegas was my recent go-to, and I enjoyed what I played. I admittedly toggled god mode and blew through the main quest for the story experience, and it was very cool. I appreciated how many choices I had for so many seemingly insignificant things. I've been popping in and out of seeing keifermiller's playthrough, and his is much more interesting than what I experienced.

A coworker is selling us his Xbone in the next couple of weeks, and I'm pretty excited for that. It's been a long time since I've played any kind of reasonably current-gen games. I'm not entirely sure where to start with that, though.

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