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bought a bunch of american apparel t-shirts via some wholesale site. paid $8 instead of retail $18. they were snug to begin with but after a couple of washes the one ive worn was suddenly midriff bearing and not one worth bearing. i dont doubt the laundromat uses too much heat in washer and dryer as this is not my first go round with shrinkage but i chalk that up to the cost of not doing it myself. in actuality, i would ruin more clothes than they do for sure. so i looked it up. i guess some shrinkage is inevitable for these shirts but i was surprised when i measured that it was at least three inches off the bottom compared to an unworn, unwashed one. only one option, diet & exercise size up.
- dave 3-05-2016 1:07 pm [link] [1 comment]

- Skinny 3-03-2016 6:12 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

i may not be able to complain about the electricity soon. some chinese electricians are stalking the hallways and when i inquired we were able to come to an agreement in broken english that "new line" was in the offing.  i just hope it doesnt come with a rent hike. unfortunately ill have no one to blame but myself. well, thats not true. its certainly the cajoling of the landlord across the street thats making it happen and he is responding to my eyerolling comments about the paucity of power, but i explicitly said we were fine with it if it meant the rent stayed as is. so ill be pissed at him for meddling and at myself for not keeping my big mouth shut. it probably wont happen but i wont be shocked if it does.

- dave 2-24-2016 2:18 pm [link] [40 comments]

the dream lives on, bill.

- dave 2-24-2016 12:03 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]


- dave 2-19-2016 8:26 pm [link] [2 comments]

on the market for 2 million

- steve 2-15-2016 12:04 am [link] [add a comment]

had some leaking issues w/my radiatiors when i tried to modulate the heat by half closing the valve. i guess barring some other systemic solution that would mitigate the leaking its either all the way open for sauna-level temps or completely off. i was fine with one radiator in the front off, but the other half of my apartment remained uncomfortably hot so i decided to see what it would be like with that shut off as well. i am not without heat altogether. there are at least four three inch pipes running floor to ceiling emanating heat plus whatever is rising from downstairs. havent been cold at all even with it being 4 degrees outside at the moment. those upgraded doublepane windows from like six years ago make all the difference. thanks whatshername for threatening to sue the landlord. i forgot her name. wait, it was britt. thanks britt!

- dave 2-14-2016 12:55 am [link] [2 refs] [1 comment]

heavy metal rockers vest stolen in oregon city ends up in macys display in new york

- steve 2-13-2016 6:44 am [link] [add a comment]

artisanal firewood

- steve 2-09-2016 8:41 pm [link] [1 comment]

last days of st marks books

- bill 2-06-2016 3:38 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Ages ago I bought an emeco navy chair anodized in dark grey. I got just the one to see how I liked it before ordering more. Fifteen years later, I want more. The google can't find any suppliers of the 1006 in colors. Any ideas from resident mid-century fans? I'm aware of the 111, which is plastic, and comes in colors, but I've never seen one in person.

- mark 2-05-2016 12:18 am [link] [add a comment]

Early spring, anyone?
- alex 2-02-2016 12:48 pm [link] [1 comment]

- dave 1-28-2016 8:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

goodbye Fish

- bill 1-26-2016 3:04 pm [link] [add a comment]

goodbye Fish

- bill 1-26-2016 3:02 pm [link] [add a comment]

long weekend. kids and i developed an obsession to neko atsume. meow!

- linda 1-18-2016 10:45 pm [link] [2 refs] [1 comment]

oldest known house in Manhattan, 29-29 1/2 Cherry St.

- bill 1-10-2016 12:52 pm [link] [add a comment]

enraged birders to retake oregon wildlife refuge

- steve 1-05-2016 11:00 am [link] [add a comment]

we've got a real stink bug infestation at our house. the cats won't even catch them.



- linda 12-30-2015 10:34 pm [link] [5 comments]

Merry Christmas 2015.



- alex 12-24-2015 3:40 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

sent back my broken 7yo speakers to audioengine. they promised to fix or replace for $80. luckily they were unfixable so i got an upgrade from the previous model.

- dave 12-23-2015 4:38 pm [link] [4 comments]

Nothing says Christmas like Fum! Fum! Fum!

- alex 12-21-2015 7:34 am [link] [add a comment]

Maybe Shulgin was right, new quantum model suggests universe is infinitely old.

- steve 12-16-2015 5:15 am [link] [4 comments]

asking $12 million for 4 storied 125 rivington

- dave 12-14-2015 3:15 pm [link] [3 comments]

NYC/Portland to build wood high-rises

- steve 12-13-2015 6:02 am [link] [1 comment]