Little did you know that not only am I professional trainer and locally famous food blogger but I’m also a public restroom design critic. Poorly designed restrooms have been one of my pet peeves for a number of years, but only just today have I made it known to the visitors of my website. But what do you expect when you have jackasses designing restrooms that apparently have never attempted to use the restrooms they design.
First lets start off with the overall clearance issues from the toilet bowl to the paper dispenser. If an adult is unable to sit straight on the toilet because the toilet paper dispenser is in the way of the person’s leg there is an issue. Next if the toilet paper dispenser is placed in a location that requires one to bend over as they are sitting on the toilet to an uncomfortable angle and still struggle to reach and pull out toilet paper something is wrong. Look I realize talking about taking a shit aren’t really something most people want to air in public, I’m not really interested in it either, but who else is going to fight for you on the terrible design of bathroom stalls, surely not Obama or Romney.
You may not be able to tell from the picture but there was probably less than 6 inches of clearance from the toilet and the dispenser. Also where the toilet paper comes out of the dispenser is not only below every fucking person in the worlds sightline, but also it’s lower than the toilet rim itself. Who is the moron that signed off on this? It’s not like it saved them any money to put it lower, it’s just a poor design decision. I actually have to pull the toilet paper out from under my leg to get it.
Then there is the guy whose job it is to decide how much paper towel dispenses from the automatic paper towel dispenser. This guy is one heck of a penny pincher. He’s decided that in order for someone to dry their hands they need 8 inches of paper towel. Little does he know that if your hands are actually wet because you actually washed your hands a normal grown adult probably needs about twice that. But by the time you’ve been tortured by the bathroom stall and tricked by the paper towel dispenser you are fed up enough that end up just throwing your hands in the air and give up.
I found a really cool stoker project to make for my smoker and the past month and been working on putting all the pieces together to make my own HeaterMeter Linkmeter. This isn’t my design, I first found it on Reddit when someone mentioned it in the BBQ subreddit. Since then I had it on the back of my mind to try and get my Linkmeter in use for summer and here we are only a couple weeks from summer and I’m on the home stretch. In addition to the GitHub and Reddit mentions it’s probably most important for me to mention this forum thread on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board where the creator of this project and those that want or have made the device offer support. Also I have lots of thanks for my dad on being the brains behind the actual electrical part since I’m not an electrician, he worked on PCBs and appliances for almost 40 years so he’s an expect when it comes to this all, I’m a novice.
Soon enough I will have this all put together and hopefully it will be doing what it’s supposed to do not long after that! What is it that it does you ask? Well a stoker regulates air flow into the smoker to while keeping the pit temperature at the desired temp. So basically instead of me having to wake up every hour or two on an overnight smoke I can just set this and forget it (well not have to worry around it was much).
I don’t know who to credit this to, but this graphic puts things in perspective. Sure things aren’t great, and yes things need to change but claiming to be the 99% when we are WELL off compared to many others in the world is petty.
If people would focus more on themselves rather than things we’d be in a lot better place. People want and desire too many material items which places them in debt to those that they are organizing against. Just because you spent over $100,000 on your education doesn’t mean you are entitled to a well paying job. Learn a trade and actually do something that will be a life long skill, school is great but when times are tough hands on skills are what will get you by.
Just a quick shout out about the BEST comedy on TV. Community returns with an all new episode tonight on NBC. Kelly and I recently rewatched season 1 over the past month and it was so fun. Looking forward to rewatching season 2 after it completes in May.
Here are some awesome animated gifs that TV Squad made from community episodes this season.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the animated version of the gif.