Thursday, August 28, 2014

FOOTBALL!, Deer vs. Smart Car, and Catching up.

Half Right - I did use OH . . . .!
Ok, first let me address the deer situation.  On my way to work this morning (in my Smart Car), I had just passed a very slowly moving old dump tuck loaded with junk.  I had pulled back into my lane as a deer flashed into my peripheral vision from the left, as I was going for the brake, the deer hit my car right at the front wheel and fell in front of the truck behind me.  Too bad for Bambi.  We both stopped, (at the fire tower and out of traffic) and the truck driver called the Highway Patrol so that the deer carcass could get removed from the road way.  While he was doing that I was checking out my little car.  To my great surprise, there is absolutely no sign of any damage. (And it still drives fine).  The HP soon arrived and we both left.  The Smart Car is made by Mercedes, and I guess that fine German engineering shows.  GREAT LITTLE CAR!
Football is back.  Last Friday (8/22/2014), SHS dominated Noxubee Central (the #1 4A team in the state, 51-19.  It doesn't get any easier tomorrow as we go to Oxford High and play the #1 5A team in Mississippi.
Tonight (8/28) there are 4 college games on TV and I have more than a passing interest in a couple, but the game I am most interested in is Ole Miss and Boise State in Atlanta.  I'll also peek in, from time to time, on the Tulane @ Tulsa game - just cause I've been to Tulane games in the past.  There are 3 or 4 college games tomorrow night on TV also, but Saturday is the BIG day.  The first game that day is a 7:30 am (central).  It is Penn State vs. UCF, live from Dublin, Ireland.  Too many games to mention during the rest of the day, but I will be watching my MSU Bulldogs play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at 6:30 on the new SEC Network.  Go Dawgs!  MSU is expected to win as the various betting services have them 4 to 5 touchdown favorites.  So everybody grab yer Snacks, settle in, and feed your pigskin palate!
Everybody have a Great Day!


Okay, I need to catch up, but this one incident that occurred deserves its own post.  So here goes.....
For those that don't know, I work in a College of Veterinary Medicine Library.  So nearly all of our non-faculty patrons are grad students working on becoming a vet. 
So early one morning, I had a very agitated young lady approach me and say,  "Please look at this.  I sent it to the color printer" (which I confirmed by checking the cover sheet) "and it printed in black and white."
I went with her back to our computer area to check our color printer and make sure there was sufficient toner in each of the 4 base colors.  There was, so puzzled, I asked if she was still logged into one of our lab computers.  She was, so I asked if she minded if I took a look at the document she wanted to print. 
"Sure", she sniped. "Its not working right."

So I went into the document and scrolled down several pages.  The document was in Black and White!

So I asked her, "Do you know that this document is in black and white?"

"YES," she whined. " But I NEED it in Color!

After a few minutes of patiently trying to explain that if the original document is in black and white, it will only print in black and white, she seemed to finally grasp the concept and left.

This is our future?

Everyone have a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Jumped the Gun

Ready for SHS Yellow Jackets Football
Well, quite a bit has happened since my last post.
First, the Yaris was not totaled.  It has been fixed and is now ready for the road.  I will be picking it up today or tomorrow.
Second, DKW and I went to Florida last week to visit our grandchild (oh - & her parents), little Savvy Sue ANNNNDDD while it Florida to get the little SmartCar fortwo pictured.  Everything was cool and we had a good time until Tuesday (July 29th).  I started back to Starkville (MS) early that morning and about 200 miles into the trip, the water pump went out in my Cooper Mini.  The part had to be ordered and I ended up spending the night in Albany, Georgia.  Nice enough town, but I really wanted to be home.  In all fairness though, the guys at the Goodyear Automotive Center were great.  They kept me informed and kept the total cost at the estimate they gave me (even though they ended up doing a couple of other things.)   They even did a full inspection and said it should be good for another 100K miles. But I did leave there with a much lighter wallet. 
Third, Thursday morning (7/31), I received a call from DKW.  She was just minutes from Savvy's house when the engine warning light came on.  Not wanting to risk the car.  She called AAA and they took it to the SmartCar dealer.  Well, she's still there and could be there until new Tuesday (8/5).  The problem is getting the part.  If it doesn't come in today, they won't get it until sometime Monday.  Its very frustrating for both of us, but we have both said  - at least she's with family and not in a hotel far from anyone.  We'll survive, but that doesn't make it any less aggravating.
Fourth, Dr. Who starts the new season on August 23rd, (as I've said before).  I just wanted to share this news that I read on
Everyone have a great day!