Hi humans. I have a valuable piece of advice for all those aspiring building and zoning planners and developers out there. If you ever run out of street numbers, here’s an easy solution. Just add ½.
Hi humans. My parents went to a Korean supermarket a few days ago and bought this. Yep, those are (supposedly edible) unborn bugs. They asked if I wanted to try some. I passed on the offer.
Hi humans. Today, I bring you unfortunate news. It snowed yesterday. Yes, this is in fact my 22nd year being exposed to snow, and seeing as I’ve lived in Chicagoland and the surrounding areas my entire life, most people assume that I’ve gotten used to snow by now. Sure, I’ve gotten used to it, but no, I still don’t like it. I went to my university campus yesterday to attend class. My parking space is over a mile away from the main campus, so I generally take a bus to avoid walking. Normally, there’s at most about ten people riding the bus at the same time. Yesterday, I’m guessing there were about 80 – all the seats were filled, and the aisle was completely packed with people standing. I took a photo for those of you who actually like snow, or live in areas where it never snows. That way, you can enjoy the photo and pretend like you’re here with me, while I’m busy sitting in the corner being miserable. (Click image to enlarge) Also, lol @ that Slowpoke tree near the center of the photo who hasn’t heard yet that it’s winter already, and is still in fall dropping leaves
Hi humans. A few months ago, my dad and I cut down an evergreen tree that was growing out of control, causing the siding on our house to mold by blocking sunlight and keeping in moisture. I decided to take photos of the experience so I could help anyone else who might be taking on the same project. I finally got around to organizing all the photos and editing them for posting. This is the tree that we cut down. We started by cutting the branches off the bottom of the tree until we had a visible trunk we could use to actually cut down the tree. When we had easy access to the base of the trunk, we attached a string as high on the tree as possible, then cut the trunk. While my dad was cutting, I yanked on the string away from our and our neighbor’s houses so it wouldn’t damage anything on the way down and fall in the right direction. Unfortunately, my dad cut a little bit too close to the ground, so the stump barely had anything sticking out. This is actually NOT what you want to do – you want to leave a little bit of stump still sticking out into the air so you have something you can use to pull when removing the root ball. While my dad was working on cutting the side-spreading roots so we could lift out the root ball, I moved all the remains of the tree to the front driveway so our village’s public works department could come pick it up and turn it into mulch. We successfully cut all the roots we could see coming out of the tree, but the root ball still wouldn’t move (again, likely because we didn’t have some stump left that we could use to pull). So, we watered the area to soften up the dirt, making it so we could dig even deeper at a future date. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out, so we ended up calling in landscaping professionals who had machinery designed to easily remove root balls. If you have any other questions, I can’t really help you out because I’m not a landscaping expert, but hopefully what I’ve been able to share so far is enough to help get your project started.
Hi humans. So apparently one of my neighbors’ trees decided today would be a great day to just randomly drop half its leaves onto the ground at the same time. What if people’s hair balded like that, where half the hairs just randomly fell out overnight? … That would be pretty traumatizing
Hi humans. If you ever become an elevator manufacturer, take this photo as an example of how not to organize the buttons. Somebody almost hit the alarm button instead of the door close button. Don’t know who, but somebody. … Okay it was me, but that’s not the point.
Hi humans. I have another photo I found while scrolling through my camera, this one also from about a month or so back. My dad found an old mini grandfather clock that we hadn’t used for years. I opened up the back to see if there was a battery inside, and there actually was. Seems like I found a grandfather battery inside the grandfather clock (assuming that ten years of age for a battery is enough to classify it as elderly).
Hi humans. While scrolling through some old photos on my camera, I came across this strange one I remember taking back in September. It was a really bright and sunny day, but the sky was covered in a massive black cloud. I’m pretty sure I was going to mow the lawn that day, but ended up deciding against it because I thought it was going to randomly rain. As you should expect with my luck, it didn’t rain.
Hi humans. After literally 45 days of waiting, I finally have a working laptop again. If you haven’t been keeping up with the story, a tl;dr version is basically that I sent my laptop in to Dell to get it fixed, they gave 45 days’ worth of random excuses as to why they weren’t able to fix it yet, then finally decided to just ship me a new laptop. The model I got is the Inspiron 17R SE 7720. It has some pretty decent upgrades from the previous one I had, namely, an Intel Core i7-3630QM @ 2.40 GHz processor (an upgrade from an i5 processor), 8 GB of memory (an upgrade from 6 GB), an Intel Integrated HD Graphics 4000 card (an upgrade from 3000), and a second NVIDIA graphics processor (that the previous laptop did not have). The hard drive was also upgraded, but the nice part is that this laptop has the capacity to hold two hard drives, so I was able to just stick my old hard drive into this new laptop and basically have 1 TB more extra space than I did before. So far the only thing I’m dissatisfied with is the keyboard. I strongly prefer keyboards without spaces in between the keys, but the keys are all spaced out on this laptop.
Hi humans. These are probably literally the biggest grapes I’ve ever seen in my life.