maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)
I was at the thrift store, and there was a typewriter. It was smallish, portable, and orange and cream, so probably from the early to mid seventies, possibly earlier.  It was also Russian.  Well, okay, it was made in Yugoslavia (remember Yugoslavia? Second only to Czechoslovakia in the "Coolly named place that isn't there anymore" contest) but the script was Cyrillic.  It looked like this:

I wanted it.  I wanted it with the fiery passion of 12, perhaps 13, burning suns.  But there was no price tag.  So I took it to the cash.

"How much is this?" I asked.  "There's no price tag."

The raven-haired girl with the pierced ears, nose, brow, cheek and bloank expression flipped it over and under and around and around.  "There's no price tag," she informed me.

'Yes, I know.  Can you find out what the price is?"

"We can't sell it if it doesn't have a sticker."

"Yes, I know.  Can you get someone to put a sticker on it?"

"No, sorry, we can't do that."

"Okay fine, call the manager, maybe she can tell us what the price is."

The manager was called.  "It doesn't have a price tag," she explained.

"Yes, I see that," I said.  "Can you tell me what the price would be if it had a price tag?"

"No, sorry, I can't.  This will have to go back into inventory.  Sorry!"

So, I don't have the Cyrillic typewriter, and I'm never shoping there again. Dammit.

Today's topic is:

What's your favorite headline/blog post title you've ever written? What was the hardest post to title?

Well, this is a dumb topic.

I suppose it's 221XF. It was kinda clever.  A bit. Sorta. Okay, I had to call it something.
There is probably a spell checker on LJ somewhere, but I can't find it.  If one of you would be so kind...
The weather was insane today:  16C  and windy as hell.  I fear finding dislodged shingles in the backyard come morning. Tomorrow is supposed to be miserable and colder.  Yay.
The futiliity of existence is really starting to get to me.
It's a month until Christmas.  Whooppee!
Tired of doing really useful things?  Make an electronic snowflake instead!
maybe_amanda101: (canada!)
147 years!  Most of them made sense at the time!!

I am celebrating in the traditional way - air conditioning and procrastination.

Also, strawberry shortcake. This is the life!!
maybe_amanda101: (maverick)

Quoth the prophet:

Sorry I've neglected this blog for so long, incidentally - I plan to be around a little more now. For instance, I will have some news about Cabin Pressure on Wednesday.

How about now?  Now?  Now?  How about now?
maybe_amanda101: (tardis)
An adult Doctor!  A real true grown-up!

And a terrific actor into the deal.  :D

Now if they could just lose the perky little companions for a while...
maybe_amanda101: (between_the_dames)
... about  Spaced?!  I haven't wasted 7 hours this enjoyably in ages!

If you haven't seen it, do.  (The first two eps are a bit limp, but not so limp that I didn't keep watching.  Plus, Tim knows how to decorate.)

Also, this icon is for [ profile] cinvidiosa, cuz. 


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