tonight’s KisPtip and stuff


How come nobody ever told me about these??????

I have no specific idea what I’ll use them for but I know I will.
Freaking BRIL!
( Everyone’s getting some for Christmas )

And this:

22 Comments!

  1. Hopefulone
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 3:29 am |

    Petraeus wishes he’d made a visit to Grainger’s…

  2. Mumblix Grumph
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 6:09 am |

    “We’ve all suffered from Saggy Boot Syndrome.”

    Hey, I’ve been under a lot of stress at work, besides, this has never happened before.

  3. apotheosis
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 6:27 am |

    Petraeus’ hoochie mama found a good cure for sagging boots.

    She lifts and separates.

  4. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:19 am |

    Them little tiny screw covers will cost, after taxes, about a BUCK-Fifty for 3 !!!!

    Cover just 30 little screw heads and kiss a $10 dollar bill & change, good bye.

    Warning: Never, ever, mention this to your doctor!

  5. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:32 am |

    ^ If you’re gonna make your own kitchen cart out of wood and misc pieces of metal things instead of paying World Market $400 for one you won’t mind spending $10 on screw covers to make it look even better than theirs!

  6. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:33 am |

    Besides, if you’re gonna use old magazines for boot stands you’ve saved over $39947676554775.00 from not buying 75886 of those fancy ones to protect yur boots:)

  7. geezerette
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:41 am |

    Good Morning Col J,

  8. mech
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:10 am |

    You never asked.

    (Grainger is awesome. Exxpensive but awesome. See also: McMaster-Carr. Not just solutions to things you know about, but for things you never knew you needed. This is how you get a $600 hammer–the contractor needs it now, orders overnight delivery, adds standard mark up + service fee to govt. agency, who adds bureaucratic overhead and voila, a $9.99 hammer bought by the government for $600)

    Look them up on Amazon and maybe save the Government style price.

  9. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:41 am |

    Key to a long, happy life?
    Do not, repeat, not start leafing through hardware and tool catalogs.
    That way lies danger and obsession.
    The trap is that it’s not called an addiction, it’s called a hobby.
    As yet, there is no cure.
    Give generously.
    (What? [lowers eyes] Yeah, I dropped a wad at Lowe’s yesterday. I … it … but I can quit any time I want! Look, it’s not me! It’s for the new house. It … it needs a fix.]

    Re: boots
    I used rolled-up newspapers in my riding top & field boots after letting ‘em air out for a while. It was supposed to help ‘em dry out, too. Dunno if that really worked. I also used the $ aluminum boot inserts. So, what was the difference? Wellp … $, I reckon.
    (What? Nah, nuthin’ in the Chippewa motorcycle boots. They’ll stand up by themselves, if they know what’s good for ‘em.)

  10. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:44 am |

    I’ve never needed to cover a screw…

    But I did get a pair of boots that came with little blow-up inserts. Those boots went to the paddocks and the little inserts went to the Good Boots. I think a pool noodle – cut to size- might be cheaper since I see those magazines selling for $5 -$10 at the market check-out. I have no interest in magazines but a pool noodle is about $1. Maybe less at end of summer sales….

  11. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:05 am |

    mech, I just used em for the example/description.

    I actually found ‘em at Home Depot looking for cool stuff with which to embellish my kitchen cart that JRs gonna make me for my birthday:)

  12. mech
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:06 am |

    Doug, I empathize wholeheartedly. ‘Cept now i no longer have the boundary of “hobby”, my toys also fall under “business”.

    The boot idea sounded interesting and I was just given a box of old magazines so I thought I’d give it a try:

    I’ll let you know how it works.

  13. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:16 am |

    ^ LOL!!!!
    *clap*clap*clap*clap*clap*

  14. apotheosis
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:21 am |

    Do not, repeat, not start leafing through hardware and tool catalogs.
    That way lies danger and obsession.

    Ditto for Cabela’s catalog.

  15. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:45 am |

    ^ we went to Cabela’s last week end for our “date” to buy ammo.

    Came out with 4 boxes of ammo and two rain suits that were originally $50 for $17 a piece. Needed ‘em too!

  16. rickn8or
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:52 am |

    (Sitting here quietly looking at and thinking about HeadMissy’s boots…)

  17. apotheosis
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:55 am |

    I go to Cabela’s the way some folks go to Church. And for pretty much the same reason. Thy bow and thy rifle, they comfort me.

    Got some nice footwear there, too. Tho they don’t have these.

    Bet they’d coordinate well with this. I’m thinking the “Nobunaga Oda” pattern.

  18. accipiter NW
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 10:33 am |

    You have to get your boots puffed into shape.

  19. accipiter NW
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    ^Sorry that link failed. Otto and the boot, “A Fish called Wanda”

    Starts at about 20 secs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJxs4nFiQN4

  20. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 11:34 am |

    Okay, there’s also this old one:

    (What? No, don’t have the kitties any more. Still have the boots, though.)

  21. JoeBandMember®
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm |

    Piss on all that shit.

    I have a genuine Australian hat stretcher.

  22. mojo
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 9:40 am |

    What about the thigh-highs with the six-inch spike heels that lace up the back?

    Oh, wait.

    Probably shouldn’t have mentioned those.