Wednesday, October 3, 2007

If The Shoe Fits, Buy Another One Just Like It !

I'm a logical and reasonable man (what? Shut up !), so when I see an idea that makes sense, I usually follow it. Sometimes, this is not a good idea. On a computer scan from AOL two days ago, a screen came up and said that there was a newer version of 9.0 available called AOL 9.0 VR, the VR, I assume, means Vista Ready. It went on to say that it was free and that I should load it, which I did.

Realistically, I only see minor improvements  over 9.0, but some of the other sites I go to are now giving me small problems. This leads me to my point, which is, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. That, in turn, leads me to the 50-50-90 rule (kindly submitted by my pal, Anne). Anytime you have 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90 percent probability you'll get it wrong.

Rules of law and probability work well in some areas, such as (a term learned watching the Miss Teen America pageant) blackjack or poker. In my world, Mr. Murphy ('s Law) and I work hand in hand to insure that, together, we can screw up a one car funeral.


The Pictures: My perfect martini, some of Murphy's Law, and the "usual suspects".

This Date In History: 1922; Rebecca L. Felton becomes the first female senator in U.S. history. 1935; Italy invades Ethiopia 1952; Britain successfully tests it's first A-Bomb off the coast of Australia (which I'm sure thrilled the hell out of the Aussies). 1990; East and West Germany are reunited.

Birthdays: Gore Vidal, novelist, playwright and essayist (1925), Eddie Cochran, rock and roll singer (1938).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Odds and Ends (Thanks, Anne)

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well. Those who live by the sword are usually shot by those who don't. I'm not saying the bride was a slow thinker, but when the priest asked her to say her vows and she said, "A,E,I,O, and U." The things that come to those who wait may be the things left behind for those that didn't. Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool. One of my girlfriends is going through menopause. The other day she was having a hot flash, came into my cold bedroom and it started to rain. A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries. When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve jurors who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

That's it for today, my little nutty buddies. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


midwestvintage said...

 The jury duty one was just a hoot.   Everytime I loaded a new version of AOL I had problems also.  Darn thing.


ksquester said...

New and improved?  AOL/new and improved, is that an oxymoron?  Who know that Italy ivaded Ethiopia?  This little "nut buddie" is having walnuts right now.  Anne

mpnaz58 said...

I hesitate to mess around with AOL...I have enough problems without adding, taking away, downloading, etc.  I might have to call tech support and talk to someone off shore...thats another story!
xoxo ~myra

bamawmn46 said...

My laptop came with AOL-VR. So far, so good, such as, so far, so good. <grin>

I'm tired, but at least we on on the south side of hump day!

rdautumnsage said...

Love the picture of the pueblo. I used to try to upgrade all the time. Like you I've found it makes more sense to leave things be if they work for you. (Hugs) Indigo

acoward15 said...

Jonny Wilkinson has upset more Australians than any A bomb ever could.