Wednesday, October 24, 2012

just a few life lessons

You know what you should never do?  Stand at the copy machine at work and decide that you want to make 3 copies of something.  And then change your mind and decide you only need 2.  And then change it one more time and decide you need 3 after all. 

Because you may end up actually making 323 copies of something. 

Ask me how I learned that. 

Something else you should never do is clean your car windshield with Armor All car cleaner instead of the more traditional Windex.  Your windshield will appear crystal clear in the daylight, but when it gets dark outside you will learn just how streaky it is, and will have to pull over on the side of the road and wipe the windshield with the sleeve of your sweatshirt so that you can make it safely home.


The good news though is that the week is essentially over, because Matt and I leave in the morning to go camping.  And unless things have really changed since the last time I was in a forest, there are no copy machines there that I can mess up.

The only possible problem we might face with our camping weekend is Hurricane Sandy, who is evidently alive and well and on the move.  I am currently watching the weather to get the latest update and listen, I love some good meteorological drama as much as the next girl.  But once the weather people start talking about the "cone of uncertainty," I start to feel a little bit like they're just manufacturing drama.  

I heard talk of the "cone of uncertainty" on the 6:00 news, and when I turned the weather on just now, the meteorologist was explaining some "spaghetti plots," that she had created, which consisted of about 47 squiggly lines all over the map informing viewers that the hurricane could hit anywhere between Illinois and the mid-Atlantic or IT MIGHT NOT HIT AT ALL, WE DON'T REALLY KNOW.  

If worse comes to worse and it starts to rain this weekend, we can just come home.  

It's a good thing Matt's driving.  

He always has a crystal clear windshield.


Mills said...

I've had the same windshield situation. I went into panic mode and kept wiping the window with my sleeve. It just made it worse.

Lesson learned.

I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Helene said...

haha I have totally done that to my windshield before. Also, one time I hit the wrong button and made over 1,000 copies and then went back to my desk to have my boss hand me the stack of paper and say "what's going on here"
Hope the hurricane stays away for your camping trip!

Miss Rachel M. said...

I enjoy your blog so much!

Great life lessons--definite lessons I need to store for future reference :)

Have fun camping with Matt!!!

Hilary Lane said...

Oh no - the dreaded copier error! I "faxed" to a number one time and ended up making 3951520 copies instead of faxing to 395-1520 or whatever the number was. Oops!! At least you know you're not alone! :-)

Stephanie said...

Wow those weathermen, they really know their stuff don't they?
Well I hope the weather holds out for you so you can do something fun after your 323 copies and armor all windshield!

Baby Sister said...

Lol!! The copy machine debacle sounds like something I would totally do. :) Yay for camping!! Enjoy!! And stay safe. :)

Rebekah Jo said...

Girl you crack me up!!

I always wonder if I shouldn't have been a weather girl. I mean really, what other job allows you to be wrong at least 50% of the time and still get paid? I'm in the wrong line of work I tell you..

Married...with a Pup said...

Oh no! I've totally done the armor all thing too...does not work out well!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend camping!

Amanda C. said...

The cone of uncertainty made me think of the cone of shame from the movie Up. Haha Hope you get to go camping.

Vanessa said...

The other day I printed off 44 pages instead of 4. It happens to all of us.

This stupid hurricane! Our weather is saying that they are 90% sure they know where it is landing. But who knows. We'll only know for sure once it is here! I am just glad it is going to be rain and not snow!

Allison said...

You poor thing. Sounds like a tough week, but camping should make it all better. Crossing my fingers for no rain for you girl, but "Frankenstorm" as our meteorologists are calling it might not be your friend tonight. Be careful!

Alana Christine said...

I'm so glad you told me not to use Armor All, because that's so something I would do! Oh wait, I never clean my car, so maybe not. haha
BTW, I have totally done the copier thing before--although, I was able to cancel it out before it printed the entire order.

Nicole Calvert said...

Wow. The copier incident sounds exactly like something I would accomplish. Made me literally LOL. :)