January 6th, 2005

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It's amazing what you can actually get done in an hour... I schlepped up to North County Fair, as my tires are long overdue for rotation. At 11:30am, I expected them to be busier, but they promised me my car in only an hour. I walked over to the appliance department and bought a replacement for my washer and dryer, which took all of ten minutes. I think I wound up buying exactly what my parents got last month. Delivery and installation is scheduled for tomorrow, all I have to do is install a valve on the gas line before they arrive. (The installers aren't licensed to do that, it's considered plumbing.) It's Kenmore hardware, which has always proven dependable. The washer has a porcelain-coated steel tub. Maybe plastic is just as good when things run okay, but if anything breaks and that tub starts rubbing, the plastic will fail a lot faster than steel will. And I don't like the long-term effects of heat on plastics. My outgoing washer/dryer combination appears to be 23 years old, I see no reason why the replacements shouldn't last just as long.

I got lunch, read comics, picked up the car, got it washed (filthy from the rainy roadtrip to Las Vegas,) stopped at Office Depot, and bought a laptop cart for the living room. It doesn't go quite as low as I'd like it to (I'll see what mods I can gin up) but I can now sit on my couch and work, instead of sitting on the floor in front of the couch to reach the iBook resting on the coffee table. Or maybe this is overkill, and I should've just gotten one of those breakfast-in-bed trays?

Now to start on cleaning the damned house... what a disaster I've let this place become...
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So there are four stories on Fark today about women busted for banging teenage boys they taught or coached. In two cases, the boys were only 13.

The question that stumps me is, should today's theme song be "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by the Police? Or "Hit That" by the Offspring?
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jessbunbun pasted this anecdote from the North Side to IRC, and out of curiosity, I popped up the directory tree a couple of levels to see what else is there...

"drive no more than 75mph...EVER"? Fuck that. Some bitches aren't worth the trouble.

Yes, fax machines are wonderful vulnerabilities to exploit. Not so much as they used to be, when everyone used thermal hardware and sending a long document of black pages would overheat and destroy the print head, but you can still fuck people up but good this way.

This isn't as bad as the dual-port exhaust story, but it is a funnier read.

She sounds cool. I don't know why she held in her laughter. There's no reason not to laugh at someone that dumps you for God, since there's no reason you can't have both.

Low-flow showerheads are a scourge upon humanity. Whoever required them should be beaten to death with one. Amen, they truly do double-or-more your shower time, as it takes fucking FOREVER to get wet or rinse off. Low-flow usually means low-pressure too, so the soap from the top of your body (or shampoo) takes a week to reach the floor. The best thing I ever did when I moved into my house was pull both showerheads and drill out the choke points inside them. My illegal showerheads make it possible for me to be in and out in less than five minutes if I'm suitably rushed. (Otherwise, I can lounge under the luxurious warm pressure.)

Y'all can just read the rest yourselves...