Thursday, October 23, 2008


My COM Surrogate has stopped working. It stopped working the other day too. Not only does it stop, it gets itself in a big loopy knot. I don't think a new computer should have surrogate anythings. My tin-opener has also gone missing. I wonder if the two are connected.

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You wouldn't have to walk far into my home to realise that tidiness and neatness are not my strong points. I blame George; he's handy in that way.

But there's one area where I am slightly obsessive. (Can you be slightly obsessive? Or is obsession ones of those words like unique? Either you are or you aren't.)

Anyway, I am whatever I am about my mugs. This photo shows how they look when someone else puts them away. And this photo shows how they look when I've re-arranged them. It's not quite so obvious because they are some mugs missing from this photo. Normally I would have another Kelloggs mug next to the three on the right, followed by a Duncan Jones rugby mug, followed by a white mug with black dogs on.

If they're not in the 'right' order I can't just ignore it: I have to re-arrange.

Is that normal?

The only tin opener we can find in the house is a weird one that neither Younger Son nor I can work out how to use so I'm going to have to go and buy a proper tin opener before I can finish making curry sauce for dinner.

Is that normal?


I don't have to buy a new tin-opener. At least not this evening. George bit it and Younger Son knifed it.


James Higham said...

I don't think a new computer should have surrogate anythings.

Classic line, Liz.

Dragonstar said...

I'm a bit the same over mugs - surely they need to be tidily arranged!
I'm glad you managed without the tin-opener, and I'm sure you're right to blame George!
I've no idea what a COM Surrogate is!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit lost with the surrogate computer thing... he did'nt sleep last night!!!!

I have black cat mugs too... I have the opposite of OCD ;0)

CherryPie said...

I don't do the rearranging in my house ;-)

leslie said...

It's only me here so I'm not "too" fussy about how the mugs get into the cupboard, but there are a few things I'm insistent upon. Oops, ended a sentence with a preposition - there you go! that's one of my gripes! GRAMMAR - LOL
So glad you got the tin opened in one way or another. LOL

Louis la Vache said...

The solution to your computer problems is spelled M - A - C! ;-)
Once you Mac, you won't go back.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Ever heard of obsessive compulsive? I have that, too, especially when it comes to work...actually it's probably more pedantic than OCD...sad, isn't it?

As for your tin opener...maybe George ate it??

jmb said...

I have no idea what you are talking about in the computer bit but may I recommend an electric can opener which sits in full sight at all times and never goes missing?

Jay said...

I live with a man who has a few quirks. Your line up of mugs is nothing. LOL!

Nice mugs, by the way! But as he would say 'where are the rest?'

Rinkly Rimes said...

There's no such thing as 'normal'. It's our oddities that make us so charming!

Furtheron said...

Might help

Suburbia said...

It's not 'till I read your life...that I know mine's OK ;)

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