Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Disjointed entry, but at least the new dosage is working

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

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