What I Learned Today

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:20 pm

wedeliver wrote:Yesterday I learned nothing. Just one of those days. Maybe today will be different. I don't know, we will have to wait and see.
Shouldn't this be in the "What I Didn't Learn Yesterday" thread?
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Post by littleflower » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:21 pm

to-day i learned that old tobacco makes weak bug spray.

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Post by wedeliver » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:29 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
wedeliver wrote:Yesterday I learned nothing. Just one of those days. Maybe today will be different. I don't know, we will have to wait and see.
Shouldn't this be in the "What I Didn't Learn Yesterday" thread?
wow, it's almost like a cosmic learning curve. Although I think I am getting a headache, I feel like I have learned something TODAY.
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Post by ALICEtheGOON » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:18 pm

I learned that stepping in dog shit has no smell.

until you walk on your living room rug

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Post by RingO'Fire » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:44 am

Friday night I learned that Indian curry and strong liquor drinks in the same evening, within a few hours of each other, is a really, really bad combination. Today is Monday, and I'm still dealing with the aftereffects. Ugh.
...but it seemed like such a good idea at the time...

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Post by FrostyMan » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:24 am

Today I learned that despite my nickname warm weather makes me feel good and cold weather makes me feel like a hibernating bear.
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Post by hoochie mama » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:57 pm

I learned today that a parked Mini Cooper may not be visible to the driver of a snow plow.

Plow 1, Mini 0

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Post by ibdave » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:07 pm

hoochie mama wrote:I learned today that a parked Mini Cooper may not be visible to the driver of a snow plow.

Plow 1, Mini 0
maybe this should be in the fuck thread... :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by Elderberry » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:43 pm

ibdave wrote:
hoochie mama wrote:I learned today that a parked Mini Cooper may not be visible to the driver of a snow plow.

Plow 1, Mini 0
maybe this should be in the fuck thread... :shock: :shock: :shock:
Especially if it was your mini cooper.

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:22 pm

death is close

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:22 pm

death is close

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Post by Artemis » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:12 am

Today I learned that the respect I had for A II Z was unwarranted. A bad mood has turned him into a putz.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:16 am

i learned that "Putz" does not rhyme with "Schmutz"

(Puh-tz) (Sch-moo-tz).


and the last thing you want is a schmutzy putz.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:09 am

I haven't learned anything yet. I just got out of bed.

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:I haven't learned anything yet. I just got out of bed.
Yeah, I noticed.

Umm, not that I was spying or anything like that :wink:
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Post by Oldguy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:42 pm

My used washing machine uses 22.5 gallons of water to wash and another 22.5 gallons to rinse a single heavy load of laundry. 45 gallons for a single load cycle.
I drained water from the machine into a no. 3 washtub. Nine 10 quart buckets was used to irrigate my cedar tree by hand between wash and rinse cycles If I had two tubs I could switch drain tube over between wash and rinse cycles. Probably washtub capacity was designed for just this purpose.
Wash drainage was mostly soapy water which the truly frugal could refill machine for next load. Rinse water was dirty and would not be reusable for wash. But like I did it could be used for irrigation of trees.
I think I will start looking for a second no. 3 tub. I then could run another load while irrigating. I think I could get away with using rinse water in my vegetable garden but not soapy wash water.
I wonder how many washloads I could finagel by reusing the wash water?

I learned I love my little redwagon. I could haul 3 buckets. 3 trips emptied my washtub.
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Post by Elderberry » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:58 pm

Oldguy wrote:My used washing machine uses 22.5 gallons of water to wash and another 22.5 gallons to rinse a single heavy load of laundry. 45 gallons for a single load cycle.
I drained water from the machine into a no. 3 washtub. Nine 10 quart buckets was used to irrigate my cedar tree by hand between wash and rinse cycles If I had two tubs I could switch drain tube over between wash and rinse cycles. Probably washtub capacity was designed for just this purpose.
Wash drainage was mostly soapy water which the truly frugal could refill machine for next load. Rinse water was dirty and would not be reusable for wash. But like I did it could be used for irrigation of trees.
I think I will start looking for a second no. 3 tub. I then could run another load while irrigating. I think I could get away with using rinse water in my vegetable garden but not soapy wash water.
I wonder how many washloads I could finagel by reusing the wash water?

I learned I love my little redwagon. I could haul 3 buckets. 3 trips emptied my washtub.
Do a google search for grey water recycling--you might be able to set up a system that is less labor intensive.

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Post by chiefdanfox » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:43 pm

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:death is close
Clearly, life is closer.

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Post by Oldguy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:02 pm

Thanks JK. I found out my idea of using a tub is better than a direct hose connection from drain. Grey water not recommended on edibles, or on high traffic lawns, contamination risk.. Shadetrees and ornamentals are ok.
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Post by Elderberry » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:32 pm

Oldguy wrote:Thanks JK. I found out my idea of using a tub is better than a direct hose connection from drain. Grey water not recommended on edibles, or on high traffic lawns, contamination risk.. Shadetrees and ornamentals are ok.
Yes, it would need to be treated/filtered first. I was doing a lot of research on this in preparation for this year's burn. Rather than using an evap pond for shower water, we are going to filter and treat it, then either reuse if for showering again or it will at least be clean enough to sprinkle on the playa.

Actually, the filter system we are thinking of would (should) make the water safe to drink, but I was already pushing my luck getting him to agree to reuse it for showering!

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Post by Monkeypoo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:20 am

Interesting...

Urban Dictionary's Definition of Monkeypoo: The little stubby bit of banana flesh which pulls out or
breaks off of one end of the banana; it’s harder than normal and often has a small thread dangling from it.

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Post by FrostyMan » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:33 pm

Emetiphobia is the fear of vomiting, especially in public.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:36 pm

Tonight I learned it is a good idea to wash your hands after eating hot wings and before rubbing your eyeball.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:04 am

The same goes for hot tacos and taking a pee.

I learned how to fill out expense reports.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:09 pm

Ooh! Ooh! Do you know how to pad them yet?
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Post by Artemis » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:26 am

Dumb people are dumb. They're not getting smarter.

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Post by LostinReno » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:48 pm

Cabbage doesn't digest as well as it used to. :|

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:16 pm

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three left turns will get you back on the interstate.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:17 pm

And Ogio makes some damn good bags.

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Post by Da Mule » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:21 am

Good news is always right around the corner!

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