Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sorry If I Offended

I want you all to know that I have pulled my two part "naughty" blog about sex from the rank of "published".

From the lack of and then rather odd comments I received I decided that you do not want to read about that subject from your 84 year Old Lady role model so I will try to be good for a while and behave myself.

No promises, of course.

Meanwhile, to restore your faith in me as a wholesome character, I am proud to announce that I have achieved something beyond my wildest expectations.  I have managed single-handedly  to refill the color cartridge from my printer from a kit !!!

One of my virtues or foibles, I am not sure which, is that I grew up with the 1930's Depression Mentality and have never lost it.....I am frugal, can't stand waste and will go to sometimes ridiculous lengths to save a buck.   In my mind......certain ridiculous lengths are perfectly OK to go to in order to save money.

My blood boils at the thought that, for the price of replacing both cartridges in my printer, I could buy a new printer containing 2 new cartridges  (I know they are reduced capacity, but still....).....what kind of madness is that???.......For years I have been refilling my black ink cartridges from a kit, thereby saving at least $20 - $30 a throw each time and a few years ago I successfully refilled a color cartridge.  For some reason, my recent efforts have ended up in failure, unless you consider a plump Jewish lady festooned from head to toe in Magenta, Blue and Yellow some sort of success.  Worse than that is that the printer, last time, spat at me with harsh words and refused to process what it obviously considered my hand done atrocity. 

So, after running out of ink in my color cartridge last week, I shed many tears and dispatched Florence to  the store to buy......gasp......sob......aaaaarrrghhh.....a new one while I awaited the arrival of a new refill kit that I ordered on line.  When the kit arrived I had many misgivings, but the thought of that wasted $35 propelled me into the Garage to fetch my good old electric drill (which I got free in 1970 with Blue Chip Stamps and which helped me build half my furniture) in order to drill the 3 holes in the top of the cartridge necessary to add ink.  With my wretched vision I had to paint 3 white targets on the cartridge with the only thing at hand which happened to be a bottle of White Out.  (I may be a dirty old lady, but I am inventive)  Then with some trepidation I depressed the trigger on the drill and......voila......a perfect hole in what appeared to have been the compartment for blue.  I could detect from the ink bars on the cartridge that the center compartment was for red and the right hand one was obviously for yellow.

Well, there was no stopping me after that and before you could say "Alakazaam" I had the 3 holes drilled and managed to dispense at least as much colored inks into the cartridge as I got on my person.  A few rolls of paper towels for clean-up........a carefully placed sealing strip of black electrical tape over the holes.....a thousand prayers uttered while reinstalling the cartridge into the printer and, would you believe....it worked. 

Of course the printer is still advising me that my color cartridge is empty.....it does that when you refill.......but at long as it is willing to keep on printing with both cartridges registering empty on its funny little ink meter, I don't give a damn.  I have not only saved $35, but I have outwitted the printer software.

  I feel like Superman/Woman........and who wouldn't?

29 comments:

  1. Well congrats on refilling your cartridges. I'm a little disappointed that I diidn't gt to read the other blogs.

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  2. OK....I am admitting I am a gutles coward.....I pulled my 2 part sex blog because I thought everyone hated it......now I have restored them to "publishland" so you can read them if you wish.......or not.

    Love, Lo

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  3. You win. I'm frugal, but you get the cheap award. And, good job.

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  4. Geez, Lo. Give everyone a chance to read your posts especially if you post on the weekend. I've been busy until Sunday evening.

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  5. Good for you! This from someone who was never able to accomplish this.

    Oh, and i found your 2 part blog interesting and not offensive, i just didn't really have anything to add.

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  6. I thought your comments on the blog posts were very good. Maybelline is right....not many people have the time on the w/e....I noticed that with my own blog. Take a look. Not many people around. :)

    I would rather hear a sex rant from an 84 year old than a young one, btw. More my style.

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    1. LO! I can't figure out how to comment on your posts anymore. What happened? Holy cow! You have nothing to apologize for.

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  7. For goodness' sake. sod what idiots think....

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  8. I can't wait to read the "censored" posts Lo! Haven't had much time the last few days but after all this titulating suspense ... :-D!

    Sometimes people don't comment...time, lack of inspiration... don't mean we don't love ya!

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  9. I wasn't offended at all!! And I'm glad you restored it ~

    Sex happens...

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  10. If I've gone all the way through the week and haven't offended anyone by Saturday, I start to worry. And it's not that I try to, except sometimes. I'm just personally rarely offended and lack the imagination to apply that to other people. Every now and then someone comes up to me with some horrible thing I said to them ages ago that I can't possibly remember, and I vow to watch myself, but it never lasts. For the record, you are a hero of mine.

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  11. It's funny blogland isn't it.
    Put something serious and thought provoking on and nobody is interested.
    Put a few cat pictures on and the world is your oyster as far as comments go. lol
    Briony
    x

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  12. It's an upside down world when the cost of a new printer is less than the price of some replace ink... but that is the case nowadays.

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  13. You sex blog did not offend me...I just was not interested in reading it.
    Being part if your generation I loved your comments about the ink cartridge. Lucky me I have a mate who handles all that for me.

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  14. G'day Lo. I must have missed something along the way. I don't think I read your sex blog.Maybe I can still find it !! Glad you figured out the ink cartridge. They still confound me. Take care. Liz...

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  15. Well done! I don't know how anyone refills those things without redecorating the house at the same time. I too feel furious when you're supposed to junk items rather than renew or refill,

    I wish you hadn't removed your post before I found your blog though. :)

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  17. mmmm. You've had an interesting couple of blog days. No being a johnny come lately (no pun intended) I missed it the first time around and am not offended. I agree Murrs coments and satire are the best. The problem is the right wing nuts she pokes repeatedly probably don't "get it" anyway. :)

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  18. This is your space. Don't feel that you should censor your views on a topic because you fear you've offended anyone. I pray that I still WANT to talk about sex at 84.

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  19. Two things I am very proud of concerning my dear Lo..Refilling those damned ink cartridges..I tried,,Disaster! Your blogs on sex..Like another one of your follower's. I would rather hear your view on the subject, than some young "eager, experienced (ha) beaver," or some perverted sex maniac,,,Your's made me think of the intimate part of my life with my beloved, who is deceased. Though my wild desire diminished before his (normal) I think about it..Seems it is a tabu subject now, but it's a beautiful part of life and I was happy to see, at my old age, that someone else
    snjoyed what you had to say...Beautiful blog!! xo

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  20. Lo, 'gagged'? Even if voluntarily, it must not be allowed! :)

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  21. You asked: who said "Damn the torpedoes" (full speed ahead). From Wikipedia:

    David Glasgow Farragut (July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered in popular culture for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay [August 5, 1864 vs Confederate Navy], usually paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

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  22. PS it's one of my favorite phrases of all time, to fracture this quote for comedic effect (usually to sendup magical thinking):
    "Torpedo the Dams! Heads fulla speed!"

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    1. GTC......thank you for your sweet support.....you have been helpful to me more than you know.....I am always amazed and impressed at the breadth of your knowledge and grateful for your wry humor too...

      I am glad I just discovered this way to contact yu and express my thanks and love..

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  23. Printers are worse than fountain pens but at least pens work.

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  24. Hi Lo, I agree with the comments where they say you shouldn't feel you need to censor what you have to say. I didn't actually see this famous twopart blog as it's been a while since I visited. Not out of intention I might add, sometimes I just have a terrible time keeping up with my favorite blogs. Keep writing what you feel the need to write Lo, I shall always enjoy reading them when I get here.

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  25. I agree with 'Denise' above, and the other 'positive' responses - you (or anyone come to that)shouldn't feel the need to 'censor' what you've written. Everyone (hopefully)has read the 'Conditions'before subscribing relating to 'offensive'material, and if they have any sense, will re-read before they press the 'send' button.It's the MODERATOR's job to edit what is funally published (that's why there's always a 'delay') afore it's seen on screen - and (if necessary) warn (and in some cases) ban the poster.Sadly, I didn't read the so-called 'naughty' blogs,so hope Lo will reconsider and 'publish and be damned'! Personally I've always found her 'candid comments'very refreshing.

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