Friday, 30 September 2005

Odds and ends

The ends first; My project went on its weary way and I've got notification that it's been received. Unfortunately the video card on the laptop has also reached its end and it won't fly a remote screen so that PC is dead. A shame really as it's my main PC and has Outlook and a load of software that won't run on this PC so I'm going to have to get it repaired or replace it with another one which will take the hard drive.

And an odd. Doing the shopping yesterday I wanted some marmalade - nothing like it on hot toast with a cup of tea, snuggled up in bed with the radio on and a good book. Standing next to the marmalade display in Tesco were two women and one was saying to the other "I want Thick Cut marmalade without the bits but I simply can't seem to find it anywhere" - like the sound of one hand clapping unless I'm missing something obvious!


11 careful considerations:

TRT said...

She sounds like a bit of a thick cut herself.

Whatever happened to Manchester marmalade?

kat said...

She wants marmalade with big bits in and not little bits or she wants a strong marmalade with no bits at all. I would have asked her - pretending to be helpful.

Hope you get a PC sorted out without too much hassle.

TRT said...

Actually, isn't there a line in that Alanis Morris-ette song....
"It's like Silver Shrehhhhhhed.....
without any peel....
Like Mar-ar-miiiiite....
When you haven't got toast."

TRT said...

Or was that Tori Amos who did the breakfast song?
"Emma was a fruit'n'fibre girl, thought it was a good solution hangin' with the croissant girls"

TRT said...

On a more serious note... have you considered one of these...
external drive cases

Morning-Loves-It said...

I like the idea of 'one hand clapping' ;-)

Nogbad said...

I looked at a caddy for the drive but I need some of the apps on there too and they won't run from a caddy. Spoke to a blokey and it's £400 for a new system board (much as I thought) or £500 for a new lappy. He'll copy this drive onto the new one and I can still use this one for storage (on a caddy). All being well this happens on Monday morning.

chiquita said...

Perhaps there is a marmalade trade mark called "Thick Cut"?
But, hey, what do I know - we don't have this marmalade stuff too much in Germany. Here, I think, people prefer jam or Nutella.

TRT said...

MMMmmmmm.... thinks of chiquita covered in Nutella ;-)

kat said...

Behave GW. :-)

Angie said...

Behaving is so over-rated. ;)