March 28, 2014

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 66 (Kleenex assault, dirty socks, suspicious Siri and more)


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Here's a tip for other married men out there. If your wife's about to sneeze and you toss her a box of tissues, be sure that you don't hit her in the nose with the box. Yes, this happened to me the other day. But on a positive note, the surprise of getting hit in the face with a tissue box curtailed my wife's urge to sneeze.

 

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I don't know much (actually nothing) about dirty sock syndrome in home air conditioners. While three different A/C guys suspected this was a problem with our system, they had differing opinions on what to do. A/C guy #1 recommended a $970 UV light system. A/C guy #2 was somewhat frightened and said he would never live in a two story house because it's impossible to fix A/C problems and recommended calling an out-of-town expert to take a look. A/C guy #3 fixed the problem in about 10-minutes at no additional charge above the standard service call fee.

This isn't really what causes dirty sock syndrome [courtesy: horizonserviceinc.com]

 

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Now I'll show you some clean socks. My seven-year-old daughter was excited the other day when we both wore our stripy socks. I'm not usually one to post feet pictures on social media. (Don't really want to see other people's feet!) But this moment was worth capturing.

 

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Sometimes my daughters like to get down to business on their computers. They look like two little telecommuters.

 

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Once in a while spam makes me laugh. Just like with my email accounts, once in a while I'll visit the spam comment folder on the blog just to make sure there's nothing legitimate in there. This one was especially funny:

"Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a 30 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone! Also visit my web-site; [link]"

 

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All iPhone owners should know never to trust Siri. On March 20, I told my daughter it was the first day of spring. She said, "Really?" So I told her I'd prove it by asking Siri. Well, here's what Siri said.

Apple needs a new calendar

 

 

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That wasn't the only suspicious seasonal Siri-ism. I also asked "her" what the first day of winter is. This answer was even crazier. Since when does winter start after Christmas? And what does it have to do with Kwanzaa?

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