Posted by: davidmolsen | November 25, 2008

I’ll play Meggon’s little game.

Apparently I have been tagged a few times or something. I don’t have anyone to tag, but I will play along.

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note to your wall.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

“If these microbes can be isolated, reproduced, and delivered in a manner not harmful to its user, they could be humanity’s first weapon of mass destruction in the battle against the living dead.”

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

Posted by: davidmolsen | November 17, 2008

Ways to Save Money 1

Recession? No problem. As long as you listen closely. I will save you money, and when you are done reading you will think “why didn’t I think of that?”. Well its because I’m awesome. You are all lucky to be my friends. If you somehow found this without being my friend, I am a little worried about what you are “googling”.

So how can you save money in ways that are blatantly obvious, but you haven’t thought of? Easy. By grocery shopping of course. Have you bought anything by the pound? I have, and have we both wasted money. Unnecessary spending. Once you read the first one, you will figure it out, but I love being redundant.

1. Produce. When is the last time you have eaten a banana peel? Bananas are roughly $0.70/lb. A banana peel weighs roughly an ounce. 4 bananas=1lb. 4 ounces=1/4 lb. That’s a saving of $0.18 cents/lb and all you have to do is peel your banana’s in the store. Simply tell any onlookers/employees that you don’t plan on using the peel so you felt it was unecessary to pay for the peel.

1a. Produce: Why are you bagging your produce? do you like paying for plastic bags and the air left in them when you tie them shut? I sure don’t. Toss it in the cart.

See Also: Apple cores, Peach pits, Pear cores, Tomato vines,etc.

2. Meat. Same concept. Are you going to completely consume that bone? I’d bet not. Why are you paying for it? Is that bone worth $8/lb? So here is what you do, order one out of the case if you want. Simply ask the polite gentleman/woman behind the counter to free the meat from the bone. Simply scoff at them when they attempt to wrap your bone-free and cost efficient steak. I’m not paying for tape and freezer paper. Toss it in the cart, preferably away from your unbagged produce, but its your call. You are most likely to wash your produce anyway.

See also: Pork chops, Fish bones, Shrimp tails, etc.

Now that you have saved money, you probably want to thank me and tell me how smart I am. Its understandable, sometimes I tell that handsome fellow in the mirror just how awesome he is too.

Note: Dave would never advocate buying meat from the case. Why? Because meat from the case is not in your best interests. It may be red, but meat truly does not taste best until after you buy it and it turns a different shade (not spoiled, but not right out of the case red). Dave only buys meat out of the “reduced” meat area. Meat there is properly aged and nearly ready to be eaten when you get it home. Its also cheaper. In fact the other week Dave bought 18lbs of ground beef out of the reduced area.

Dave also does not advocate/approve of any messages. Proceed with caution.

Posted by: davidmolsen | November 13, 2008

Longer Work Season’s are Good, Right?

Today I write from inside the house.  “What is unusual about that?”, you might ask.   Well, I am supposed to be enjoying the benefits of having my seasonal job extended.  Yes, more money was coming my way and it was going to be coming from work that I enjoy doing.

You see, back in October a magical pot of money appeared for resource work at the park I work at.  So I gladly accepted the work which would give me another month on payroll and I wouldn’t have to go back to overnights so early.  The work was to cut down Buckthorn and spray Garlic Mustard (they are both on the exotic/invasive species list for our area). This can only be good, right?  Oops, forgot to mention one thing….

I work with chemicals, that means if there is moisture of sorts, I can’t work because not only would it wash off the stump of the buckthorn or the leaves of the garlic mustard, It could potentially run off into the creek.  Last I checked, creeks don’t appreciate being polluted with Garlon or Round-Up.

So I can only work when its not raining, snowing, or sleeting. Let us take a look, shall we? Last week: Wed? Rain. Thurs? Rain, Fri? Snow.  This week? Wed? Rain.  Thurs? Rain. Fri?…last working day, I have to go in regardless due to union rules.  So that is the last two weeks, not to mention a day I couldn’t work before that.  On top of the lovely weather, you can’t tap the resource hours for vacation/sick pay.

So it has been just a lovely time. So far I’m out about $600 or so.  But who needs money in our thriving economy…….Ugh.

So I’m a bit depressed so I figured I would leave on a note with some pictures of things that make me happy.

GorillagailDeer Feedingzoo

Posted by: davidmolsen | November 12, 2008

Guess Who’s Back?

Its me.  I forgot my old password for davesmensroom and can’t for the life of me figure out what email address i signed up under.  I did this because it helps me be less lazy, since its been about 7 months since my last post.

i also did this because dan needs something to read at work, and meggon too.

This is me:

Pheasant Hunting

Pheasant Hunting