RT: 16 October 2007

When not to say ‘yes’ to a Freecycle ad: The item being given away is listed as a heavy, bulky, cumbersome 32″ television with matching stand. We gave one away and the guy REALLY wanted it but his car was in the shop. Then his ‘Plan B’ transportation person failed and he didn’t show or call us.
The lesson: If one’s car is in the shop, do not say ‘yes’ to a Freecycle ad no matter how desperately you want the item. It’s annoying. The amusing thing was that the next guy who wanted the TV showed up in a compact car with his wife and three kids… and a boot full of stuff.
How he got the TV and stand in there borders on wizardry.

Our bathroom scale (is it scales?) died and I had to get a new one (ones?). It’s Weight Watchers brand and seems to measure everything but the portions on your plate before they do damage. Body fat, pounds, stones, or kilograms, BMI, body water… telling you, it is a fancy piece of kit. The best part? Apparently our old digital scale (dammit, is it scales or scale?) was weighing heavy. That’s right, I’m trusting the Weight Watchers scale and its five pounds of flattery. Neil weighs less too.
Now if I could just convince myself that I’ve gone and shrunk our clothes… 😉

How many combinations of bikini do you reckon I can get out of two bottoms and three tops? That’s, like, math and stuff. I’m curious, but not that curious.
End of season sales rock for getting cheap mix n’ match bathing suit parts.

I’ve already given Neil one of his Christmas presents.
I know, it’s only October. It’s his fault for saying he wanted it…

Went to bed far too late last night. Must now drink wine, read, and fall into bed.

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4 thoughts on “RT: 16 October 2007”

  1. Two bottoms, three tops.
    Assuming you have to wear both a top and a bottom:

    Tops are A, B; Bottoms are 1, 2, 3.
    A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3.
    Therefore, you have 6 combinations. (Which is just 3×2).

    If you aren’t afraid of partial or full nudity:
    Tops are *,A,B; Bottoms are 0,1,2,3
    *0,*1,*2,*3, A0, A1, A2, A3, B0, B1, B2, B3.
    Therefore you have 12 combinations.

    If you are only prepared to go topless, you can have 9 combinations.

  2. I’ll answer the easy question. Scales – used to be a pair of scales on a pivoty thing, fulcrums and all that stuff.
    You’re over excited about your holiday aren’t you?

  3. @Matt: You are one of the reasons I love the interwub.

    @DaddyP: You’re another one. 🙂 I thought it was ‘scales’ but for some reason it just wasn’t sounding right and I was far too lazy to look it up.

  4. I find it interesting that a person steps on the scales to weigh him/her self, but a semi-truck driver stops at the weigh station to scale (not scales) the truck. Why don’t we scale ourselves or weigh a truck?

    *Note to self–get life!

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