Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Just One Of Those 12.12.12 Days

I guess it's only right that I take the time to post something.  

After all, it will never be 12.12.12 again.

What to talk about...

How about my Printer?

On 11.1.12 my HP bit the dust so I purchased a new printer from Staples right up the road from where we live.  It was a piece of junk!  A $160 piece of junk.  I tried to live with it...  but yesterday when it ate the cards I was working on..  Well, that was the last straw.   The window of 'return' was over so I could not get a refund.  I bought an Epson on Amazon for $69.  A much nicer printer, in my opinion.  But I'm still trying to connect my Mac to it... and can't.

I am in Printer frustration Mode right now!  BTW>  If you were unlucky enough to get a card from Gracie, it was because it was printed before the Brother ate the rest of the cards I was printing out.  Grrrrrrrrr.....

Today I got a whole lot of nothing accomplished.

Dear Diary,

Let me re-enact tonight's 'scene'.  

Mom walks in from what she calls work... only I know she's just over in the other side of the house probably watching soap operas and eating chicken.  Hmmph.  Anyway..   Not to get sidetracked.  Here we go:  
Mom:  Gracie, do you need to go out?
Me:  Yes!  Gosh I've had to go all afternoon.  I didn't think you'd ever get off your lazy   take a break from your hard work at the office to come over and let me out.
(This is where it gets good. The Nag Mom slips the harness around my neck then robotically opens the front door, ties me to the rope and sets me f-r-e-e baby!  JUST IN TIME!!  Grrrr RuffffffRUFFFruffRUFFGRRRRRR.  I ran as fast as I could and lunged at the annoying woman with her annoying german shepherd dog (both who I hate with a passion would love so much  to be friends with and MOM starts reeling me in... pulling on the rope...  spewing words like 'Gracie, come on!' 'You're breaking my hands' and her famous line 'What is your problem Gracie!!'  BUT to the intruder of my space she says'oh, I'm sorry...  I didn't see  you coming." Then she pulled me inside and took me out back.  AFTER the intruders were gone, I heard her telling Dad that every single time she lets me out that German Shepherd is right in that same spot and I make the exact same scene. If that's the case, then why doesn't she be just a little more observant and take note before setting me free.  She just has to make a big deal out of everything.  Geesh. Gracie.

C'mon dad.  Just one more bite.  I promise
I'll never intimidate another dog again.


  1. Oh, I am sorry about your printer!!! I cannot do anything without mine! Do you also use it for work? That's a sweet picture of Gracie & Gary!

  2. Printers sure can be a pain- and all the toners that go in them too!. We hope you get it all figured out.

  3. Oh printers can be a royal pain! Mine ran out of ink yesterday just when I needed to print something for My Brother's Birthday! Oh well, today is another day:) Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

  4. Just had to buy new ink for mine. What A PITA! You really need a chance to go give that pup a really nice kiss!!!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  5. Gracie, da way I sees it, you gots a real dilENEMA dere. Your Mom has some BIG pwoblems....a bad printer and a bad sense of timing for letting you out. Tell hers to get a Canon (we gots 3 of 'em and Mom would have no other) and you gets her an alarm clock and a Planner so her nose when to let you out. Dere....Pwoblem solved by DaWeenie!

  6. My new computer and printer are still sitting in the hallway, waiting to get installed. I guess I fear what you are going through.

    Samson Says: Gracie, Gracie, you better not attack that German shepherd dog, what if he loses patience with your antics? You know my other mommy, who went over the Rainbow Bridge, was a German shepherd and she was the sweetest dog you could ask for. So maybe this one isn't so bad. But if he is bad and gets you, you could be in some REAL trouble and I wouldn't be there to save you. Think about it. XOXO, your Samson

  7. 12/12/12 was a BAD day for me too! I liked 12/13/12 much better :)

  8. Have I ever mentioned how I hate electronics? I guess I really just hate them when they don't work right. My printer has died also, won't scan either. Not ready to read yet another electronic manual...

    Gracie - did that Shepherd say something nasty to you?

  9. hoping you got the printer working by now! We love them when everything works great and hate them when they don't; it can be indeed so frustrating!


  10. Machines are taking over the world, Bobbi and laughing at us without any care in the world!


  11. Sorry to hear about your printer troubles! I hope everything is all fixed now!


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