I lost the stick…

We have a printer here at the office, as I’m sure many of you do too. We have lots of dust here, none of you have as much as we do I’m sure of that. We produce enormous amounts of dust from our production areas that always weasels its way up here. We have to clean said printer nearly weekly to rid it of dust to keep it printing happily. If we don’t clean, it starting printing lighter and lighter til it stops printing altogether.

I didn\'t quite go this far...I opened that bad boy up today and while I was spraying around with the canned air. The little stick came off the can, fell inside the printer to a space that cannot be reached by normal humans. You know, that little plastic stick thing that you use to get the air into places that you didn’t realize even dust could get in to? Yeah it was down in there, way down in there. Once we sent a small expedition of Malaysian Water Bugs armed with very small micro-fiber towels to clean that area, but nothing since then. This stick is stuck. There is no way to get it out. I start by trying to disassemble the printer more, but quickly realize that without the schematic diagrams for the Mir space station, there was no way to get enough pieces off to get to the stick.

Alas, we have a stick stuck in our printer. I fired it up and didn’t hear it grinding on anything. The week is young though and so far has been full of disasters and disappointments.

A few confessions

I just want to get a few things out in the open. I was just sitting around thinking about PostSecret the other day. I sort of made my list of “secrets” they aren’t that profound really. They are just things I thought of and thought I would share.

I abuse things and forget about others. Here’s my list:

  • My iPhone is scratched on the back, even though it’s been in a case since 5 minutes after I took it out of the box. Too much dust and dirt at work.
  • My car has 134,563 miles on it. I’ve owned it for just over 3 and one half years.
  • I used 2,219 minutes last month on my cell. Along with 616 text messages.
  • I’ve had a huge dent in my fender for over a year. The tire hangs out a bit the dent is so large.
  • My last laptop computer had the paint worn off the keys on a few of the letters. None to report on this one, yet.
  • My laptop was scratched across the top in less than a month.
  • My MacBook is held together with super glue, electrical tape and a binder clip.

Others, not so much:

  • I’ve owned dumbbells in one form or another for over 3 years. I last used them around Christmas time.
  • I’ve never cleaned my oven.
  • Nor under my refrigerator.
  • I have aluminum foil on my TV antennae so that I can get HDTV from one extra channel. It’s draped across my sliding door for strength.
  • I really need to wash my bathroom rugs, 3 months is too long. I just hate the sound of them in the dryer.
  • I have things in my freezer from when I moved into the apartment. Freezer burn doesn’t go away.
  • I use the same bath towel every day to dry off, unless I’m feeling particularly dirty and then I’ll get a new one every day. I flip back and forth on this one.
  • Combing/Brushing my hair, has never been a forte of mine. Last accomplished: December 27th.

Is it that interesting? No. Just something to post.