Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday waffle.

Aside

I fear I have delighted you long enough with the Printer saga and would like to draw a veil over the last 48 hours. Suffice to say I now have a working printer and a new Mr Fix- it. And now for something completely different:

‘I don’t see much of Alfred anymore since he got so interested in sex.’
Mrs Alfred Kinsey

‘Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian Water? Try spelling Evian backwards.’
George Carlin

‘Actually it takes one drink to get me loaded. Trouble is I can’t remember if it’s the 13th or 14th.
George Burns

‘The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.
George Miller

‘I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him.’
Studs Terkel

‘Nobody can teach you to make the perfect cup of tea. It just happens over time. Wearing cashmere helps of course.’
Jill Dupleix

23 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Glad the printer's working.
Wonderful quotes :)

Eryl Shields said...

I love the last one! Wearing cashmere seems to help with everything. I dream of cashmere pyjamas.

The Preacherman said...

Like 'em!!! Especially the George Burns one.

"Never take life seriously. You never get out alive anyway" - Preacher (I may have nicked it) ;-)

"The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on" - Robert Bloch

Kath said...

I love ALL of them! Tried to pick a favorite but I can't. Wait... nope, can't! :o)

Kanani said...

I'm so glad you got your printer going. I get so stressed by computer issues. Really, a broken down car has nothing over a computer virus or a hardware malfunction!

john.g. said...

Evian, so true!

Z said...

I love them all too.

When my printer didn't work yesterday, I turned it upside-down and shook it. It's fine now. I think I can call myself a printer engineer.

PI said...

Kim: I now have two as they haven't collected the other one and I suspect - now my computer's innards have been sorted - it probably works:)

Eryl: if only one had a little tweenie to hand wash them. It takes me ages to get round to it so I only wear it when it's arctic.

Manic: put your name on it. The good ones are discovered over and over - by different people:)

Kath: that's Ok! They cover different areas of life.

PI said...

Kanani: I've learned now to walk away for the rest of the day rather than struggle endlessly. I was on my knees trying to insert a difficult USB and thought this would be a likely time to have a stroke or heart attack. It seems to make sense
to take a break.

Eryl Shields said...

I use the hand-wash programme on my washing machine, it works a treat.

PI said...

Eryl: funnily I was just wondering if I would dare. Oh what the hell- it's an old sweater I'll do it tomorrow:)

Z: that takes cojones. But it's a Mac and they don't misbehave?
Just teasing:)

John.G : green shoes indeed!

Deb said...

Another favourite of mine: "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."
Frank Sinatra

apprentice said...

I like the Kinsey quote and I'm glad your printer is working and that you have a reliable Mr Fix-it.

I enjoyed the next installment of your story too. I can understand your initial concern about getting involved again too quickly.

scarlet-blue said...

I'm very much an Evian type of girl and often a muppet as well...
Sx

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad to know you now have a WORKING PRINTER...Hooray!
I LOVE these quotes, Pat...lol! Thanks for my 'laugh of the day'...!

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Jill Dupleix might be one of Mrs Pouncer's pseudonyms.

PI said...

Deb: good one! I like it:)

Anna: thank you. I still feel gripey about spending £40 on a second brand new printer - I just couldn't face PC World again and now I can get help locally which is worth a lot.

Scarlet: me too! I always drink bottled water unless in the north of Scotland.

Naomi: thank you and how are your pipes my dear?

sablonneuse said...

So that's why I can't make good tea - no cashmere cardigan!

PI said...

Sandy: just tell Bear to get you one:)

PI said...

Daphne: she is a bit of a Scarlet Pimpernel I think.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for asking..The Pipes are ALL Done....He said two full days and it took two full days! It is a relief to know that the sewer system going from my house to the City Sewer is Brand New!! Supposedly, all the City Pipes are NEW, too!

moon said...

I had seen some of these before but all worth a good laugh!!..Thanks for the smiles they caused lol!

PI said...

Naomi: it is a very good thing done with. MTL was working out how much we have spent on maintenance this last year and I say better than it just disappearing in the banks.

Moon: the old ones are the best:)