Tuesday, January 31, 2006

coffee and printers don't mix

Last night, I was sipping my decaf, surfing away, when all of a sudden a profanity came out of my mouth and I saw coffee going everywhere. Somehow I knocked over my tall, freshly-filled cup.

DH jumped up, grabbed our 4-in-one printer/scanner and coffee poured out of it. I could cry. I haven't tried it today to see if I killed it or not. What a bonehead I am.

I am grateful, though, that it didn't get my laser printer. That thing is 11 years old, I used it for my business, and it is a work horse.

I'm scared to plug that printer in. Dang, I'm broke, too. I still only have $2.43 in the checking account.

DH insists the whole problem is my choice in coffee cups. At Christmas I bought myself three coffee cups that are very tall, wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. I love my coffee cups. It makes my coffee experience all the better when I drink from them. They just fit me. Okay, so they don't fit the printer.

Damn it all.

I need to put a paypal link on and request donations for my blogging time so that I can buy a new printer or some other form of really cool coffee cup. NOT. (I still can't get over that!)

5 comments:

Almost Lazarus said...

Hey, how 'bout the put the paypal link on MY site?

mull-berry said...

You may have something there ... look at the online game of Runescape (www.runescape.com). Currently, there are about 76,000 players logged on right now ... usually it's higher - 150,000 - once the US kids get out of school. Anyway, out of that, 24,500 are members who pay $5/month to play. Do the math ... $122,855 per month! Impressive!

And yes, I was a cub scout leader. From Tiger - Bear with older son and Tiger only with younger. I love the program but it is a lot of work ... I stopped when my kids lost interest. The last straw was during the local Christmas parade ... there I was with 20 kids that belonged to someone else (all drop-offs) while my own two were home in their warm beds. GRRRrrr.

Almost Lazarus said...

They are paying a huge premium for bandwidth though - I'd estimate $50-100K a month. That eats up the internet profit.

I pay $10 a month to generate a measley 50K mb of file storage, and 100K mb download capacity a day. To play runescape, one user would use 2X (at least) that amount in one session.

Now there's a math problem for you to work out. Ha.

Almost Lazarus said...

Oops, I pay $5 a month - I paid for two months this time, heh heh.

Frankie said...

I have often wondered *how* these companies make any money! Hmmm, maybe a research project for DS.

Mull-berry, my DS loves cub scouts. I think it's a good program, but I am so ready to retire.

DS is really looking forward to Boy Scouts, but I'm afraid he'll hate it. He's a vegetarian wannabe, he hates to fish -- thinks it's animal cruelty, he has no desire to shoot guns or bows and arrows, although he did try both at an event. He does like to camp, but I just don't see it being a good fit. And if it's not, I'm worried because I can't think of any other organizations around here for him. He does need some social outlet. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.