Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Best Laid Plans of Men and Mice Oft Go Awry

I have been nominated by the ever increasingly credible source, Cindy, for a Thinking Blog Award. all you have to do is to follow the rules, and nominate five other blogs that make you think. The idea is to give more credence to people who write blogs that make people think, cause more thought and contemplation. I had it all planned out. I was going to do things professionally, lay it out first, then refine it, check the spelling, the whole nine and three quarters yards. But first, I had this picture below, and I thought that I'd change my avatar, that little picture you see when I make comments.



I should have known better. One does NOT tempt the fates. Blogger went off into a tizzy, and the next four hours were spent figuring out WHY Blogger couldn't accept the above picture for an avatar AND THEN I still can't figure out why I can't get the old one back. It is now considered a broken link no matter how many times I upload it or point to it. Blogger is not happy.

So, I left the house before I caused real damage, reaching through the monitor to kill Blogger by strangling it. I thought I'd go and get my oil changed. So, I went to my local garage where I have all the work on the cars done. My friend who owns the shop has me look at the following on his computer:

"A blond customer came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten. We all looked at each other and another customer asked, "What is a seven-hundred-ten?" She replied, "You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I have lost it and need a new one.." She replied that she did not know exactly what it was, but this piece had always been there. The mechanic gave her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like. She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710. He then took her over to another car which had its hood up and asked "is there a 710 on this car?" She pointed and said, "Of course, its right there." If you're not sure what a 710 is Click Here"

And that's the way it's been, Tuesday, April 10, 2007. There's been a lot more, but why bore you. Stay tune tomorrow for the post about the other blog, the Thinking Blog.

13 comments:

Crankster said...

Grooooaan! I always love a good pun!

Best of luck with changing your 710. And your avatar!

WanderingGirl said...

Can you teach me how to get an avatar? BTW, Oz is sleeping on top of my right arm and thinks it's quite rude that I keep typing.

Matt said...

LOL.

What a broad!

Wicked H said...

Ba dump bum... he is here all week folks!!

The Thinker. Maybe that picture would work as the new avatar.

mist1 said...

I don't think I've ever had my 710 checked.

Echomouse said...

LOL
Hey, have you tried scaling down the pic in photoshop first? Maybe it needs to be smaller before you upload it?

Glamourpuss said...

I never, ever look under the hood - therein lies a world of confusion. I'm better off not knowing.

Puss

Pickled Olives said...

a 710 huh? That is why I leave car stuff to the dealerships.

Allan said...

I just copied the URL of my Flickr icon.

Let's see if it worked, shall we?

Claudia said...

No!! Say it ain't so!! Are you serious??

Lee said...

I'm not even sure how to open my hood, so I'm going to be quiet.

Alison said...

I probably need to have my 710 changed, yeah.

Matt said...

Dude, I'm nearly as bad as a woman in that one respect. I just found out you need to rotate your tires quarterly.