And then as is becoming normal on Sunday, I got caught up in other stuff.
There will be Dark Fate 6, but it might be Tuesday. I have a guest post tomorrow. Sorry, I’m wrestling with a chapter.
The local chapter of…
Is the chapter winning? 😦
Remember, best 3 falls out of 5. But surely not in your Sunday clothes!
Of course the chapter is winning! Heretics and foul xenos cannot stand against our faith in the Emperor!
Love means never having to say you’re sorry (one of the dopiest lines ever).
But ain’t gonna C4C on ATH even on this NON-POST, because it I do, sure as worms on a pineapple sandwich, there will be 300 comments and my inbox explodes again.
Here is where the non-posts get replies most folks would kill for . . . as long as they were not moderating it (~_^)
Yeah, no C4C for me either (So that is NC4C4Me?). I have a hard enough time keeping up with email!
When is it NC4C4Me, and when is it NC8Me? Or is that actually Mo, Mt, Mg, Md, or Mn… or are we dealing with a prior unknown molecule?
depends on the molecule whether it is a C4C4 or a C8.
Federal mandate is making us move away from the C8 to a C6. I wonder if we could pull a fast one and claim it is a C4C4?
Also, because of our fine EPA we must now incinerate the waste stream instead of recycling it and reusing the very items they are trying to keep out of the environment . . . and also keep it from being heated up. So we gotta have it heated to prevent it from being heated.
C4 is explosive, and C4C4 is 4x MORE explosive. Y’all be careful out there!
C4C4 it turned up to 11?
Shouldn’t C4C4 be 16X MORE explosive? Requiring even more care?
The EPA is making you burn C4?
This wouldn’t actually surprise me, since they require some industries to incinerate water.
we are one of those. all waste and rinse water from certain products must be incinerated.
Turn it all to hydrogen peroxide?
no, that’d take refining, it has to be incinerated. If we wanted to reuse the containers, they need to be rinsed fully three times, and all water sent for incineration as well, it is cheaper to burn the empty drums and IBC totes than to burn the water. This is on top of the $1million it cost to re-list the product as a new product even after being forced to change by the gov’t, and the only difference is in a long chain of molecules, there is one C8 spike among the C6s and the new is all C6, in raws it is actually slightly cheaper, but process is slightly higher as the C6 only stuffs take a touch more monitoring to get a good reaction while making.
But incinerating water would oxidize it. it woudl have to be hydrogen peroxide.
sadly no. They wish that was the case, as it would make the stuff far cheaper to synthesize. If pure water were added to something hot enough and able to crack it to hydrogen and oxygen, recombining gives one water. making H2O2 from Hydrogen and Oxygen alone is very, very difficult (like just this side of impossible). There are a few mercaptans, some fluorines (the CFC’s targeted, though that is very low, as it is what we are using in our product, we aim for 100% but that is not possible), iodines etc in the water, and that is what gets incinerated. The water likely just flashes over to steam, or is catalyzed into splitting and re-burned making it water again. I’m not sure exactly how Safety Kleen/Clean Harbors does the deed. I just know that instead of recycling the very items the EPA is most concerned about, they make us destroy it and buy more whatnot from the Chinese. (in a roundabout way. We buy either from Germany or Japan, but when the raws are made it relies a lot on the Reds and their pollution making)
oh, and it is actually a CFC in the C6 range we are using. A side effect of AlGore’s Freon bans.
Please, just give me some Au. Or Ag will do too. And lately Cu seems to have become pretty valuable too, although that would be needed in bulk before it becomes as satisfactory as Au usually is.
But even if it’s monetary value per weight is lower Fe still is a master of them all.
Au is much more fun to sing about, though. Even if you’re not a Discworld dwarf.
You need a Kafka Trap in your inbox; everything there then just wears away into dust. So I’m told. YMMV.
Once I established a Hun Folder and told the email genie to put everything from this address in there the management process became far far simpler.
If it is Dark Fate, it is probably the Portuguese chapter of something.
Most likely, it’s a chapter of a Dark Ship organization. 👿
Actually, the most likely is a chapter of the Rocky and Bullinkle Fan Club.
MOOSE AND SQUIRREL? WHERE?
She’ll pull something out of a hat.
but she’s gotta get a new hat.
Aw, that trick never works.
Boris and Natasha, come the the Fearless Leader’s White Telephon.
Where’s the fricking “like” button?
To paraphrase a well-known saying, once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is tradition. So the no-Sunday-post tradition is established!
And if it had been yesterday, but quite late, it’d be The Saturday Evening Post.
Maybe Sarah should just do a “Sunday Open Thread” thing, so we can amuse ourselves without even pretending to stay on topics vaguely related to an official post.
And, having learned from someone else’s experience, I did not try to fit 16 cups of soup into a 14 cup cookpot. OTOH if I’d known just how much this makes, I might have waited until next weekend, so I’d have more family around to work on the left-overs.
You just have to take this rule of thumb to heart: if you’re cooking for only one or two people and use a 3.5 quart cookpot, you’d better really like the recipe you’re making, because you’re going to be eating it for a while. 🙂
Or you’d better write what it is on a strip of tape (and the date), so when you pull it out of the back of the freezer, it’s not a mystery meal…
First I have to clean out said freezer. Probably tomorrow, since Tuesday AM is garbage pick-up. Just looking for sausage this AM led me to five sacks of frozen cherries and pine-nuts that I had no idea were in there. And . . .mystery meat. At least, it might have been meat at one period in time, possibly the Devonian, or maaaaybe the Eocene. Maybe.
Is that where the Basilosaurus steaks ended up?
Probably. There’s some bags that might contain the remains of Icthyosaurs for all I can identify them. At least if it’s green and funny looking, I know it’s home-made pesto (because I chucked the green-n-blue fuzzy bagels already. 24 hr from day-old to “Dr. Fleming, please pick up the white courtesy phone, Dr. Alexander Fleming . . .” I think the fresh-roasted chilis in the bagels were the problem.) Beyond that . . .
when I moved I had two items in the freezer I had no clue as to what they were, or how they got in the freezer. Both got tossed.
Frozen cherries and pine nuts? Sounds like you have dessert covered.
Cherries in pesto is not as delicious as you might think. Do not ask me how I know this.
My favorite is the forgotten member of the squash family from the vegetable bin. There’s nothing like lifting out a bog of semi-solids.
or frozen okra.
Which is why the latest 10 pounds of gift squash are on the countertop, so I won’t lose them in the “crisper.”
Hmm… the ‘o’ is pretty far away from the ‘a’. Was “bog” intentional? Funnier if it wasn’t, but still clever.
My typing is generally awful, and my puns lean toward offal, but I believe that must have been subliminal. My undermind skews toward the absurd.
That’s me. Making a potato leak soup with ham and shrimp in a 6 qt pot . . . about to have a bowl and it will be lunch all week, and supper a few times as well.
As a bachelor I look at this as an advantage. I like foods that I fix once and have enough leftovers for the next six meals.
I’ll eat it as long as I got it. 7 days in a row? fine with me.
If I like something, I’ll eat it 7 days in a row, or until it runs out or goes bad. My wife, OTOH- one time leftover consumption, what’s left goes to the dog.
don’t have a dog, and the cats are picky.
Be sure to put an absorptive mat underneath to catch the potatoes leaking out!
I hate when that happens
Or cook something you can freeze. You can buy a sealer, but freezer thickness glad bags doo just fine.
Someday I hope to get the prat who came up with zip-sealer sliders and give him a kick in the fork that will make him go deaf. It’s getting so you really have to search to avoid buying bags with the damn things, and they are one hell pf a lot more expensive.
The slider-seal bags are the only kind my wife can use. Her neuropathy keeps her from controlling the zipper properly on the original style bags.
They have their pluses, but also their minuses. Besides expense, the sliders sometimes have a habit of catching on stuff while you are putting the full bag away, and pulling open just far enough to leak the contents out. Also, if you over fill the bags (nobody but me does that, right?) with the slider you can only go one direction to close it, instead of starting at whichever end is easiest to get started from, or working both ends towards the middle.
In fact, Sundays might be a fun time to post flash and critique each other a bit.
Entertain ourselves, and take a bit off her plate.
This is a family blog, don’t you start flashing on here! Unless you’re part of the dancing boy troupe? Haven’t seen them running around recently, come to think of it.
So let’s call ’em vignettes to keep it all respectable. . .
I do a once a week vignette thing on my own blog:
We could do a Sunday vignette thread, with a prompt.
That sounds like a winner! Have people suggest prompts, or will there be a weekly promptmeister? Let’s see if we can get this organized, and take over the Sunday posting!
I’m game, but my ability to actively participate for the next two weekends is going to be limited. (We’ll be in the process moving from Idaho to Indiana.)
If our Beautiful but Evil Space Princess approves, let’s make the first prompt “alchemy”.
” (We’ll be in the process moving from Idaho to Indiana.)”
Eh, there are worse things.
I’ll miss the sunsets, stars, and mountains. But my wife will be able to receive the medical care she needs.
Several doctors have pulled me aside and told me we needed to. (My wife does NOT need to know about the over/under one of them gave me.) Then we got a call from our insurance agency warning us that plans on the state exchange were going to stop covering nearly all out of state care. Then something described as “a basic diagnostic test” could not be performed anywhere in the state…
I can eventually take a hint.
The time I spent living in Fort Wayne IN, they had the best garage sale country I’ve ever seen.
So, I don’t feel to bad for them.
Be ready for the humidity though, and a lot more snow than Idaho ever sees.
Depends on where you live at in Idaho. According to Google Fort Wayne only gets 32 inches average annual snowfall, according to this site* https://snowfall.weatherdb.com/d/a/Idaho well over half of Idaho towns receive more than that.
*From purely anecdotal evidence, I find the numbers on this site suspect. I live just a couple miles out of a town that is listed as getting half the annual snowfall of a town ten miles west of it, that ALWAYS gets both less snow and less moisture. Also my town is listed as getting the same amount of snow as the town ten miles east of it, that ALWAYS gets more snow and more moisture. To compound this, every year but one that I have lived here (twelve winters) I have had more snow in my yard at one time, than that site is claiming as my entire annual average.
Well, what I’m using is a list of words I got from a random word-generator.
I’ve been told my dancing is slightly better than my singing.
But never fear, I make up in enthusiasm what I lack in talent.
I really like that idea. Reading the open threads are the highlight of my week.
(I’m not sure what that says about me.)
Put the knee in when the ref can’t see, that’ll speed things up…
Two falls out of three?
Would you believe 3 outta 5?
I gots fifty sesterces, five shillings, and twenty-two Marscreds on the author. I like the odds. *grin*
did you take the King’s Shilling?
Go for a Fireman’s Carry, hoist than slam in it’s back!
“THE CHAPTER’S GRABBED A FOLDING CHAIR!!!” 😉
Wait, she’s writing a Jerry Springer episode?!?
No, but it might turn into one anyway. 😀
Could be worse…
Is this chapter a luchador?
Can you point to the one it most resembles?
Then can you point to where the bad chapter touched you? (RUNS)
It’s not a bad chapter. It’s the first chapter of Guardian, and I’m balking the fight scenes…
Heh. I was not thinking of the implications of calling it a “bad” chapter. Let’s call it a “mean chapter” instead. 🙂
Try for a Full Nelson. Worked for Tarzan when he wrestled an enraged Bolgani (I think, if I remember it right… also only wrestling term I know, I’m afraid).
I have a full Nelson. What do you want with him?
Hey, give him to Sarah then. She is the one wrestling, not me. 😛
Be very careful it is a Full Nelson and not a Fool Nelson. Check the box it came in.
Definitely not a fool!
Definitely NOT a fool.
Since you married him does that make you a half Nelson?
Just the kids. They should check the appropriate box on their IRS forms, too.
“Signal from the Flag, sir: Engage The Enemy More Fully.”
“England expects that every man will do his duty.”
“We have met the enemy and he is–oh, donuts!”
In recent news, in the Incident Of The St. Cloud Crossing Mall, both Dahir Adan and Jason Falconer were in violation of the mall’s anti-weapons policy.
Fairness mandates we condemn both equally.
Good sense mandates we praise Falconer and deplore Adan.
Let the record show that not only is Posner still a representative of Americanus Moroun, he is not a member of an Endangered Species.
Oops! NOW WITH URL ADDED!
Let the record show that not only is Posner still a representative of Americanus Moronus, he is not a member of an Endangered Species.
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