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porkchop,

One of the skills my dad taught me that I’ve been the most grateful for over the years that is generally considered a "male "skill is to take things apart and use tools to fix them. My dad has two daughters, so he showed us how to do the stuff he loved. Power tools, electrical work, not being afraid to take out the screw and see how it works and if you can fix it. Not as many things are simply mechanical as they were in the 90’s, but it taught me to be curious and unafraid of exploration and capable in a way that continually surprises the people around me.

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In an earlier post (https://dice.camp/@Shkshkshk/111633486456196055) I asked about waterproof fabrics I could use in my next ruana cloak. I got lots of wonderful feedback, but I just thought of a new problem: at some point, I might decide to use a cloak pin to fasten it. I don't know of any waterproof fabric that can heal from having a pin poked through the middle of it. Are there any at least water resistant fabrics that can handle being pinned?

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porkchop,

Wool. It’s resistant and warm even when damp.

porkchop,

When I worked at a liquor store in the early 2000’s, we were sent to liquor/wine tastings every couple of months or so. The owner didn’t like schmoozing with salespeople, plus it was a good way to make sure we knew what we were selling. It was also a test to make sure you could hold your liquor and remain professional. Distributors would often regularly bring new products into the store for whichever staff was there to try.

porkchop,

I have the same problem. Logged out of Jerboa because it was choking on itself and I can’t log back in. Been about 36 hours since the whole thing started and 24 hours Ive been unable to log into the app. About to start checking out other apps.

porkchop,

Paul Simon, Crazy Love. The line is “sad as a lonely, little wrinkled balloon.” Even as a kid, I always found that image so evocative.

I could really use some advice about him (lemmy.ninja)

Last night his brother Noki slipped out the door while I was trying to get the dog inside. This isn’t a huge deal, he used to be a partial outdoor cat, I usually just wait and he comes back in an hour or two. Here’s the trouble though, when he came back, this one (Scooter) decided he’s never seen this cat in his life and...

porkchop,

This happened to us a couple of times when one cat went to the vet and came home smelling wrong. The only way we could get the other cat to “reset” was to give the wrong-smelling one a bath.

porkchop,

When I taught myself to sew almost 15 years ago, I leaned very heavily on YouTube. However, sewing is a doing skill. I bought a very easy pattern when it was on super sale (JoAnn does it sometimes) and read it like a book and did my best to sew it. If I didn’t understand a step or term, I found a blog or YouTube video to explain it. Each time I tried a new pattern, I understood a little more and my finished pieces were a little more competent. I’ve found learning to cook to be the exact same way.

porkchop,

None of them are hemmed, because they don’t fray. If you’re worried about it, try gently rubbing at the edge of it. Threads won’t come off in your hand either. Microfiber is just the size of the thread used, these are 100% polyester and completely machine washable.

porkchop,

It probably got there via bird poop, it’s a major way that plants with berries propagate.

How many ingredients does it take to call it a salad?

My significant other ate cucumbers and onion with some ranch. I called it a cucumber onion salad. She says there aren’t enough ingredients to call it a salad, because “it takes multiple ingredients”. I pointed out she had three and asked what the minimum is. She refuses to answer so I ask Lemmy.

porkchop,

I want to agree with you, but I think the minimum number of ingredients has to be three. Otherwise, the unbelievably sad bowl of iceberg lettuce and Italian dressing that was served to me would qualify as a salad and I simply cannot allow that to be.

Transplant feeling really lost

I’m not sure what I’m hoping to get out of this, but I thought I might shout into the void for a moment. I’m a lifelong Midwesterner, but I’ve always tended to live in larger, college-type cities with a notable liberal leaning. Two and half years ago, my partner and I moved to central Iowa so I could return to college...

porkchop, (edited )

The Battle for `Polytopia is a great civ lite game that's offline. Very colorful and cute, engaging gameplay. It was my go to mobile game for a long time.

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