August 16th, 2008


I Can't tell you how...

Many times I have hit the damned [CAPSLOCK] key by accident. I was pleasantly surprised to see in this monrh's issue of Macworld ~ Mac 911 in the tools of the trade sidebox, there is a hint for turning it OFF!

Go to System Perferences>>Keyboard & Mouse. Click the Modifier keys button and there is a subscreen for Caps Lock Key. You can make several choices here:
  • No action
  • Control
  • Option
  • Command

Since I don't really have a problem with the position of any of those keys, I chose "No Action".

This has been a major annoyance on any keyboard, but leave it to Apple to come up with a pref for it that is really easy to get to.

Might be pretty obvious to some of y'all, but not to me.

This hint is almost worth the price of my subscription to Mac World!

Thanks Fellas!

Captain Obvious To The Rescue?!
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A Lawn Crisis

About a month or so ago the guy that was servicing my yard just up and disappeared. Silly me, I thought he was just on vacation or something. But after 3 weeks or so (in addition to the 1 or 2 before that) I called him. He said he could no longer service my yard.

When I asked him why, he said was quitting because, "My yard was too dirty,"

Say What?!? So he couldn't give me a phone call? Said he thought I would figure it out. That didn't sit too well with me. And I told him so. Very forcefully.

Since then we have been looking for someone to take up where this fool left off. I finally asked y next door neighbor who was cutting her yard and did she have a card from the guy. Left him a message. And another.

He did finally call me back. We chatted about the yard and he said he would call in the next few days. Well, he hadn't by the time I write this. If the yard went another few days though, we would need a hay bailer to get the grass cut.

Enter The Queen. She works for a landscaping company, although she does interiors, she should have been able to get someone from Exterior to deal with this. And she finally did. The guy showed up last night. Around 8:30. With his nephew. As a translator. We haggled there on the front stoop, until we came to an agreement on a price for the cleanup. He also gave me aquote for regular maintenance. I think it is a little high, but after all he apparently needs to come from quite a distance. So I was noncommital about that. But agreed he could do the clean up.

I still want to hear from my original dude. His quote was quite a bit less expensive.


A Family Affair

At any rate, Miguel showed up around noon today. With his wife and little daughter. He did the power stuff, while the wife and kid manned the rakes and bags. They mowed, trimmed, edged, and bagged for an hour and a half. Until the skies opened up and the bottom fell out.

They were mostly finished anyway. I paid them and turned them loose. Front yard looks great! The backyard was pretty far gone. It looks good. But not like the front. They raked up a bunch of crap in the back though that had been preventing the spread of grass. So maybe there is hope after all.

It is a good day...Rain and all.

What's the Difference?

Three women friends, one in a casual relationship, one engaged to bemarried and one a long-time wife, met for drinks after work. Theconversation eventually drifted towards how best to spice up their sex lives.

After much discussion, they decided to surprise their men by engaging in some S&M role playing.

The following week they met up again to compare notes:

Sipping her drink, the single girl leered and said, 'Last Friday at the end of the work day I went to my boyfriend's office wearing a leather coat. When all the other people had left, I slipped out of it and all I had on was a leather bodice, black stockings and stiletto heels. He was so aroused that we made mad passionate love on his desk right then and there!'

The engaged woman giggled and said, 'That's pretty much my story! When my fianc got home last Friday, he found me waiting for him in a black mask, leather bodice, black hose and stiletto pumps. He was so turned on that we not only had sex all night, he wants to move up our wedding date!'

The married woman put her glass down and said, 'I did a lot of planning. I made arrangements for the kids to stay over at Grandma's. I took a long scented-oil bath and then put on my best perfume. I slipped into a tight leather bodice, a black garter belt, blackstockings and six-inch stilettos. I finished it off with a black mask. When my husband got home from work, he grabbed a beer and the remote, sat down and yelled, 'Hey, Batman, what's for dinner?''
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