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09:36 am: A Cat In The Hat Birthday

Dear Diary,

For one's birthday, one always hopes that one will receive a visit from the Birthday Bird of Katroo. (It's a family tradition, reading Dr. Seuss's Happy Birthday To You on our birthdays.) But...this morning saw instead, the Cat in the Hat.

In an incident that seemed right out of The Cat In The Hat Comes Back, black powdered in from a printer ink cartridge splattered all over the living room and the kitchen (and was quickly tracked into the dining room by little feet.) And this from a cartridge that would not print any more (which is why I foolishly tapped it on the arm chair in hope of loosening up the additional 5000 pages of ink that was supposed to be inside it to begin with.)

Juss, bless his heart, immediately volunteered to do his "old job" of washing the kitchen floor (currently that's Orville's chore, but Orville is away at camp.) and helped clean up very cheerfully.

Things are much better now...but does anyone know how to get ink out of carpet?


Oh, and PROSPERO LOST is now officially out in paperback.
 




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From:juliet_winters
Date:June 29th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
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I never liked the Cat in the Hat. I thought he was a pain in the ...
Here's a suggestion on the carpet:
http://www.essortment.com/articles/printer-ink-out-of-carpet_101961.htm

Congrats on the paperback!
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From:carbonelle
Date:June 29th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)

Excellent!

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Thank you. This is a big step up from our method: covering it with a matching carpet remnant...
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 29th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've got some good advice and will begin tryin git. (Hadn't thought of the matching carpet thing.;-)
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From:princejvstin
Date:June 29th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!

(no hints on getting ink out of carpet, though. Sorry).

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From:jjbrannon
Date:June 29th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Carpeting tips

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And "Best Wishes"! while I'm at it.

JJB
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 29th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Carpeting tips

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Thanks!
From:von546
Date:June 29th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)

celebrate

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Many "Happy Returns" on the anniversary of the day you were born. Eat chocolate to celebrate...von
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 29th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)

Re: celebrate

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"Uncle" Bill took me to lunch and bought my favorite...chocolate covered marzipan. ;-)
From:von546
Date:June 29th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)

Re: celebrate

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Sounds like a good start on celebrating...von
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From:marycatelli
Date:June 30th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
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Many happy returns of the day!
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From:bojojoti
Date:June 30th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!

I hope the ink comes up for you.

Congrats on the paperback.
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From:bojojoti
Date:June 30th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
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Oh, and this is the craziest thing, but perhaps the reason your ink cartridge stopped before it was empty was due to an expiration date. I've encountered this, and it is maddening. It makes one not buy an extra cartridge when they are on sale for fear of not getting it used in time.
First question:
http://www.inktonerblog.com/?p=172
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From:arhyalon
Date:June 30th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
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A lovely theory, but no... It's because I bought 3 for $140 from a cheap company instead of paying Dell $99 each.

Though the other one from the same batch has worked much longer and allowed me to refresh it by shaking it.

Weird.
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 1st, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that is just wonderful!

I hear there's a Totoro in Toy Story 3.
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 1st, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
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My friend Mark said he saw it there, but do ask about it!
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 3rd, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
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Cool!
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