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That should be a blast Jim! Have a great time.

I got a box of Texas beer and chicharones! I should do more half-assed legal work for Naaman because this is a sweet payoff.

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So, half assed work at $XXX/hr... Carry the 2.

Not a bad haul for 3 minutes of work.

**BRENT**

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Well, actually chicharrones are more like these

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thick pieces of bacon slices (panceta) fried until they're crusty and crunchy. Those things that Al is eating are just "cortezas" it's the skinny part of the chicharrón, fried until it gets foamy and crunchy.

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I grew up knowing them as pork rinds as well. Didn't know what Chicharrones were until recently. Happy to know the Spanish, more accurate term "Cortezas". I like that name better anyway. Kind of makes me feel as though I'm revenging Montezuma. :)

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I've had some interesting days.  On Friday morning, at about 2 AM, I was awakened by loud television.  Interestingly, it was coming from the apartment that is above the front part of my apartment.  I was 20 feet, and lots of walls, away.  I can't imagine how loud it was for everybody else, but I was the one who banged on the ceiling with a broom, and yelled "turn it down!"  There was banging back, but they did turn it down.  I yelled up "thank you!," after they did so.  I'm gracious, at least.

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17 minutes ago, Hopstretch said:

This is not meant facetiously. Perhaps consider using the resources that would go into fighting the shit landlord and neighbor to move to a nicer place instead? 

I agree with the tall man 100%. Bad neighbors + bad landlord = time to think about moving anyways.

Think about what your desired outcome is, and how best to achieve it.

We obviously only have a few of the facts here, but I'm not sure I'd like to live in a place where the landlord hated my guts.

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3 hours ago, Hopstretch said:

This is not meant facetiously. Perhaps consider using the resources that would go into fighting the shit landlord and neighbor to move to a nicer place instead? 

I would really love to.  I really like my apartment, though, and it's in a great location, and the rent is right.  Anyway, apparently the police contacted my landlord about "the amount of calls," which I was hoping would happen, and "something is going to be done."  

2 hours ago, TMoney said:

We obviously only have a few of the facts here, but I'm not sure I'd like to live in a place where the landlord hated my guts.

He's really likes me, because I pay on time, I take care of stuff, and talk to him when I see him.  He's just spineless and lazy.  Now that he might be having to pay the city fines for allowing too much bullshit, maybe it will change.

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