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✅ Correctly guess the fursona someone is complaining about drawing for themselves

astrology, swears 

Aries Crew:

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOIN' JUST STANDING AROUND LIGHT THIS FUCKIN' RAG FOR ME AND RUN

Our house
It is made of mud and peat
Our house
Smells like whiskey taken neat

us, covid-19, mild peace of mind 

In my case, at least, the perception was that public testing was hard to get, that available tests were few, and that I might wait weeks to schedule a time for a guaranteed test.

Some of those things are likely still true for the uninsured who rely on government-offered, no-cost testing.

If you are at all insured, or can swing the cost of a traffic ticket, it's not like that. There are tests out there.

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us, covid-19, mild peace of mind 

I discovered something recently, and it really helped me out.

Many, many of those suburban, doc-in-a-box places? They have covid-19 tests that are fully covered under most insurance.

I'm not insured; I paid $175 for mine.

For that $175, I got a same-day appointment (scheduled online), with in-car, curbside antigen testing and a 15-minute turn-around on results delivered, again, to my car.

health update, yuck 

I'm glad my skin is basically healed--it is--because this whole "sweating the skin cream back out" thing that happens every time I spend five minutes without A/C? It's disgusting.

more people died in july here than in the previous 4 months combined because Abbott made the state reopen too early.

cool, right?

Oh, no, I COULD add more absurdity: maybe put a dot of nail polish on there so it's easily identified.

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A friend asked what they should put in the medicine cabinet of their half-bath, and people started offering silly suggestions. Mine?

Fake rock with a spare key.

I think I win.

covid, us, facepalm 

Bike daddies and hog mamas are, right now, cramming their unmasked, city-sized population into the town-sized box of Sturgis, South Dakota.

@revolverocelot

Yeah, afaik, RTIC either still has a warehouse of stock over here or is still getting its shipments from China, so they'll mail you one

@revolverocelot I carry around an RTIC 40-oz. that IS double-wall steel, isn't terribly heavy, aaaaaaand doesn't fit any cupholders 🙄

@revolverocelot but AliExpress likely got a pallet of 25 they'll sell you for $20-30

@revolverocelot Ahhhhh

In that case, you're likely looking at a PETG plastic bottle. I don't mess with those as they don't often come double-wall-vacuum.

@revolverocelot I mean, water is fairly heavy.

The fridge jugs at HEB aren't bad. I don't recall how big they are (1.75 gal?) but they have a handle atop, dispenser at bottom. Actually rectangular, so they actually pack, stack, etc.

If you're thinking like, 25 gal, I have no idea. That shit all comes in barrels.

subtoot 

The five most useful knives in my drawer? Gonna call it $25 total. (All the same knife, though. 😹 I love that Thai-style, 5-6" blade. Incredibly versatile.)

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subtoot 

I'm not paying more than $60 for a set of five kitchen knives. That is the upper bound, and they'd better come with an accessory.

Expensive knives just mean maybe less sharpening time. MAYBE.

ew 

Y'know when you're enjoying a day on the water, you've applied sunscreen, you think it's well absorbed & well dried,

and then you sweat a bunch and it reconstitutes?

I just had that with the steroid cream I'm using, except I was emptying cat boxes instead of enjoying some fun in the sun.

@Eden @RussSharek

✅ When you're trying to create burr during the coarse sharpening, the burr faces up. When you're trying to remove burr during the fine sharpening, the burr faces down.

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