Saturday, January 23, 2010

If cars were made as well as computers...

1. For no apparent reason, your car would crash... twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the highway for some reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn, would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no apparent reason, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as with the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

AND... If all else failed, you could call Customer Service in some foreign country and be instructed in a foreign language how to fix your car yourself.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Frosty Things

When I went outside this morning, everything was soooo white! With the fog, humidity, and cold air, ice crystals had formed on almost everything around. Here are some of the pictures I got...

Ice Crystals...

Frosty Pine...

Chilly Berries...

and a Crystal Flower Sculpture!

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Mouse print

We toss birdseed out behind the bushes by the front door and all sorts of critters come to dig around and see what they can get. We've had birds, bunnies, mice, squirrels, chipmunks, all sorts of lil animals out there. The cats love to watch from the living room window. Today I noticed some mouse footprints in the snow, so I decided to follow them to see where the mouse comes from. Around the other side of the car, out in the parking lot, at the foot of a snow bank, this is what I saw! Well, at least the lil field mouse isn't living inside the trunk of the Buick. The footprint trail came from across the neighbor's yard. :)
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