Help Wanted [NOT 6/12/21]

my expression damn near everyday at work

Hi, friends!

Happy Monday! I hope your week is going well so far.

I will be gone for a week and unable to do NOTs. Any chance some folks could pick them up for Dec 12-Dec 16?

Topics can include (but are not limited to) —

  • what’s something you like
  • what are people eating that week
  • something stupid happening in Missouri
  • something stupid happening elsewhere
  • was the creator of the bundt pan a masochist or a sadist
  • what is soup
  • good things to brag about
  • and many more!



  1. I can take one! I think I already know a topic.

    So, I have some exciting news to impart. Every year sometime in December we give the apartment a present. This year the apartment got…a most excellent wok. I used to wok up a storm but then ours broke from overuse. We finally got another one. Such is its magic that I have already made and eaten dinner, and this is very early for us.

  2. I can take one. Gimme a night and let me know when it should go up.

    I have posting privileges now and have a photo essay series slated to go live tomorrow at 2 pm. If Tuesdays at 2 pm steps on anyone else’s posts please let me know.

  3. I know the answer to Bullet Point #5, and it’s “neither!”

    Dave Dalquist was a WW2 vet, who had a business that made parts for General Mills home appliances, and was approached by a bunch of Jewish ladies from the Minneapolis area, to re-create more of a type of cast-iron pan that some of them had immigrated from “the old world” with–He renamed it with a “t” at the end, because as a WW2 vet, he knew & understood that “Bund” had too many German associations…

    And then after the lady in the mid/late 60’s won the Pillsbury Bake Off with a Bundt-cake recipe, well, let’s just say, “Dalquist” became a name as popular as Avocados for some folks…


  4. Here’s a semi verbatim conversation I had yesterday.

    “Your new document management platform is too convoluted.”

    “I know, but the home office implemented it.”

    “Why can’t we upload actual 3D models for this construction job?”

    “The document management software can’t handle it.”

    “Wait you’re a construction company, why would you pick a fucking system that can’t read model files upon which your whole damn company was funded?”

  5. I suck at math, so not sure if you have enough to cover, but I can be available any of those days. Let me know so that I get it on my calendar (not because I’m busy, but because I forget things). Hope you are doing something fun during that time off.

  6. It looks like you’ve got plenty of volunteers.  I’d try one, but I’m not near smart enough to write a NOT.  I mean, I keep going to the grocery store and as I walk in the door I say, “I should really have written a list”.  Then, I run through the store buying things we don’t need like brazil nuts and gum and forgetting the cans of tomato paste, cider vinegar, and jalapenos my wife expressly told me to buy as I was leaving this morning.  I knew I was forgetting something so I bought a box of those bourbon caramels she likes.  I have to drive to town again on Wednesday, so I have another chance to not make myself a shopping list.  This time, I will try to buy a nutcracker for those brazil nuts because I’ve been using a pair of pliers and it’s not easy.

  7. I would volunteer, but A) I don’t think I have posting privileges and B) I don’t know if I could do it from my phone :/  Just trying to reply can sometimes be an adventure!

    I’m a hundred pages in to the first book in Laurell K. Hamilton’s new series, A Terrible Fall of Angels, and so far… I love it. I used to be a huuuuge fan of her Anita Blake series, even drove to St Louis with my friend for a meet and greet, but about 8-ish books back, I got tired of all the navelgazing and endless relationship shuffling. It started as a paranormal crime/mystery/horror series and became a way for the author to work out her own relationship issues (although  I will say that the last 2 or 3 have gone back to some crime-solving.) This new series is starting back at the top again, so… I have hopes!

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