Anthropomorphic Altercation

Co-worker told me about this. Enjoy!

CPU:  Monitor, display this document, ok?

Monitor:  No prob, boss.

CPU:  Okay, now it looks like Mouse is moving around so, Monitor, will you move the pointer icon accordingly?

Monitor:  Anything you ask, boss.

CPU:  Great, great. Okay, Mouse, where are you going now?

Mouse:  Over to the icon panel, sir.

CPU:  Hmm, let me know if he clicks anything, Okay?

Mouse:  Of course.

Keyboard: S ir, he’s pressed control and P simultaneously.

Monitor: Oh crap, here we go.

CPU:  *sighs*  Printer, are you there?

Printer:  No.

CPU:  Please, Printer. I know you’re there.

Printer: NO! I’m not here! Leave me alone!

CPU: Look, you really nee…

Mouse:  Sir, he’s clicked on the printer icon.

CPU:  Printer, now you have to print it twice.

Printer:  NO! NO! NO! I don’t want to! I hate you! I hate printing! I’m turning off!

CPU: Printer, you know you can’t turn yourself off. Just print the document twice and we’ll leave you alone.

Printer: NO! That’s what you always say! I hate you! I’m out of ink!

CPU: You’re not out of in…

Printer: I’M OUT OF INK!

CPU: *Sighs*  Monitor, please show a low ink level alert.

Monitor: But sir, he has plen…

CPU:  Just do it!

Monitor: Yes sir.

Keyboard: AHHH! He’s hitting me!

CPU:  Stay calm, he’ll stop soon. Stay calm, old friend.

Keyboard: He’s pressing everything. Oh no, I don’t know, he’s just pressing everything!

CPU: PRINTER! Are you happy now?! Do you see what you’ve done?!

Printer: HA! that’s what you get for trying to get me to do work. Next time, hey…hey…HEY! He’s trying to open me! HELP! HELP!  He’s torn out my cartridge! HELP! Please! ERROR!

Monitor: Sir, maybe we should help him?

CPU:  No. He did this to himself.

Ain’t it the truth?!  =] 

Hostel Hostility

At the youth hostel where we stayed one night near Maktesh Ramon in Israel, I went out for a walk in the early morning. The freshly risen sun on the Negev desert was so lovely.

A loud cracking noise caught my attention. Following it, I noticed two large ibex just outside the gate having quite a row! They knocked their horns together and leapt at each other over and over, wrestling when horns interlocked.
From the photos I took, I later counted over twenty bumps on each horn so they were both older than I was.

Later that day we repelled a little way down into the Ramon craters, and I discovered how much fun it is to drop over the edge of a cliff! With a rope.

Two great memories from one of my favorite days in Israel…

To Finish the Course

On March 4 of this year I ran my first full marathon. It was, I hope, the first of many! My time wasn’t bad, but I think I can do better =) 

To train for and finish a 26.2 mile run…for me, it took a lot of self-talk and self-motivation. As I continually completed longer distances than I’d thought possible, the sheer excitement of the prospective accomplishment was enough to motivate the final few months of 6am runs every Saturday. On the morning of our final long training run of 20 miles, it was drizzly and 18 degrees!

Training year-round is a great way to keep oneself comfortably in shape and feeling energetic! Currently I’m not feeling either of those due to lack of running the last few weeks, but this laziness (and weird fatigue) shall soon end! I sincerely hope so anyway.

The point is, I highly recommend distance running if it is at all within the scope of your abilities. I thought it wasn’t within mine until I actually went out and DID it. Funny how that works, eh? Try it!

Enjoy some photos from my big day!