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cleolinda

So. After two years of my printer sitting in the box--I bought it, along with my then-new PC Betsy 2.0, with the first half of my book advance in 2004--I have finally taken it out and set it up. And other than HP enclosing THE WRONG KIND OF CORD (hey! hey! USB cords! they don't have ROUND ENDS! you do this for a living! I would think you would know the difference!), it's lovely. My only problem with it so far is that I can't figure out how to set the printer options to draft/grayscale/print from last page as defaults. I mean, I see how to set them to those options; I just don't see a way to make it (semi-) permanent.

(I should stop here and say that this is one of my most persistent character traits: to yearn and yearn for things, finally acquire them, and then squirrel them away for... later. Sometime. Not everything, and not always--some things get devoured instantly--but this is why I have tons of books, DVDs, and mp3s that I've never actually read, watched, or listened to. The upside of this is that if you get bored one day, it's like instant Christmas! Whee!)

Also, I really want creme brulee now. (Yes, I know there are properly about three different accent marks employed in that dessert, but try telling the Food Network that.) Instead of that, we're having breakfast for dinner, most likely employing the new toaster, about which I am way too excited. The old toaster finally just died on us--you'd depress the lever even a teensy bit, you might just think about taking out some bread, and it'd go off like a game show buzzer. "What is NO TOAST FOR YOU!" So we got a new one that has one removable crumb tray, two levers, three settings, and four slots (ah ah ahhh!). It reheats! It defrosts! It... bagels? It bagels! Which is not even to mention the fact that it is trilingual. (It's a toaster! C'est un grille-pain! Es un tostador!) My toaster is smarter than I am and I love it.

Meanwhile, I am horribly behind on my NaNo--NaNoMeWoe, I suppose.

Sen. Allen concedes defeat in Virginia. God, finally.

Apparently the new Spider-Man 3 trailer will be on tonight at 10 pm ET--on CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Showtime, and VH1, among others, and then on iFilm.

Comics question the rise of Dane Cook. I love that the actual URL for this article is news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061109/ap_en_ce/dane_cook_not_funny.




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The paragraph on the toaster had me rolling.

Also, first comment. ::dances:: That never happens to me.

The old toaster finally just died on us--you'd depress the lever even a teensy bit, you might just think about taking out some bread, and it'd go off like a game show buzzer. "What is NO TOAST FOR YOU!" So we got a new one that has one removable crumb tray, two levers, three settings, and four slots (ah ah ahhh!). It reheats! It defrosts! It... bagels? It bagels! Which is not even to mention the fact that it is trilingual. (It's a toaster! C'est un grille-pain! Es un tostador!) My toaster is smarter than I am and I love it.

...See, this is why I read your journal. Because you make me laugh so, so very much.

I should stop here and say that this is one of my most persistent character traits: to yearn and yearn for things, finally acquire them, and then squirrel them away for... later. Sometime. Not everything, and not always--some things get devoured instantly--but this is why I have tons of books, DVDs, and mp3s that I've never actually read, watched, or listened to. The upside of this is that if you get bored one day, it's like instant Christmas! Whee!

You are my twin! I swear! I do this with so so so many things, especially dressy non-workout clothes, shoes, books, DVDs (still haven't watched 'In Her Shoes' since I bought it!).

As for the printer settings, I've always set them in the document I wanted to print because the document often determines how I need it printed (landscape/portrait, last page as default, etc.). Have you tried that?

Comics question the rise of Dane Cook. I love that the actual URL for this article is news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061109/ap_en_ce/dane_cook_not_funny.

Hahahaha. I've never understood the appeal of Dane Cook myself.

Can I Metaquote the bit about the toaster?

My only problem with it so far is that I can't figure out how to set the printer options to draft/grayscale/print from last page as defaults.

I'm thinking you should ask the toaster. Hey, it knows, man.

OMGJEALOUS. We were supposed to have breakfast for dinner (biscuits and homemade gravy), but my parents both went and ruined their appetites, and now say we can't have anything nice for dinner, and I'm too tired to argue, so I'm gonna go ruin my dinner too.

Have you heard Eddie Izzard's bit about how toasters lie to us? I think it's on Glorious.


Which is not even to mention the fact that it is trilingual. (It's a toaster! C'est un grille-pain! Es un tostador!) My toaster is smarter than I am and I love it.

Hee! Sometimes you make me giggle far too loudly for someone sitting in a nice studious environment like the computer library. I'm so studious I'm sitting in here checking LJ....

*what the heck is a computer library? I'm sure they exist, but I was talking about the university library...



La crême brulée est dans mon grille-pain! Au secours!
The burnt pudding is in my toaster! Help!
El pudín quemado está en mi tostadora! Ayuda!

Toast is love.

I have a small collection of '50s chrome toaster. I use one of them to make toast.
I had neither bought nor seen a modern toaster until I started working here at Amp'd.
We have this wacky combination toaster-oven/toaster.
It's a toaster-oven with two toasting slots on the top-right side.
It's got a "cancel" button. This puzzled me greatly, until I tried to eject my toast
by jiggling the toasting lever, like you do on older toasters. Nothing happened!
I briefly panicked, then pushed the "cancel" button.
My toast popped out.
Wow.

Science!!!



Hee, el tostador has a cancel button too--I was trying to figure out how long to toast a toaster pastry thing and panicked when I couldn't get it to pop back up.

My only thought about Dane Cook (having only heard of him, but not having seen or heard any of his material) was "What's he doing in a romantic comedy with Jessica Simpson?" Because that, um. Employee of the Month movie what was out a while back, if memory serves...

I laugh at Dane Cook and pretty much want to shag him. I have no idea where that puts his comedic credibility.

The hoarding mentality happens with me, too.

How odd to be glad a Reaganite won the Virginia Senate seat.

And: The old toaster finally just died on us--you'd depress the lever even a teensy bit, you might just think about taking out some bread, and it'd go off like a game show buzzer. "What is NO TOAST FOR YOU!"

*ded of appliance Funny*

My toaster had a buzzer too! My mom hated that toaster; it was super jarring if it was 6 AM and all you wanted was toast.

Breakfast for dinner is teh best.

Yay for Virginia -- I had visions of it being as drawn out as a certain race in 2000...

I thought we saw/heard of a trailer for SP3 -- was that one a teaser and this one the actual trailer?

Yeah, I think this is supposed to be a full trailer.

lol did someone set your funny to eleven today? Because you made me giggle several times when you were talking about your TOASTER. <3

I must say I like Dane Cook's act precisely because he's not "telling jokes." It reminds me of having a particularly funny quotidian conversation with my friends. Granted, I don't want all of my comics to have that kind of act, but I can easily identify with what he's talking about. I love his energy.

I don't know why I'm telling you all this, but hey, that's my two cents.

I agree - I have had conversations with people in my group of friends that run like a Dane Cook skit, which may be partially why I think I like him. Not everything is funny, but for all these publications to ask, "Where are the jokes..?" seems absurd. If people are laughing then he's got the 'comic' bit down, I say.