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Don’t die… just don’t die…

September 1, 2006, 2:31 AM

My printer went on the blink this evening. I’m sad. I was in the process printing off a resume and cover letter for a job I’m applying to in DC when all of a sudden the thing ate several sheets of paper and made some loud grinding noises. I just beamed the documents, however, to the Internet and downloaded them on my father’s computer, and printed it on his computer. So all is well there. All I have left to do there is to go fax them tomorrow afternoon.

Now I’m just worried about my printer. I’ve had it for about six years, and that includes time in college. It’s endured five moves in and out of the dorm, and its primary duty lately has been to print off my work schedule for the parents and for my own pocket copy. Very glamorous, I know. But with everything being on the Internet anymore…

But here’s the thing: I do NOT want to have to spend money to replace my printer. I have an HP Deskjet 930C, by the way. Nice printer, and the front folds up when it’s not in use. I bought it on Amazon.com back in 2000. I got a nice deal on it, too. However, that “nice deal” was wasted when I decided to get overnight shipping for it. That cost a pretty penny.

Of course, if I do have to replace the printer, I’ll just go to Wal-Mart and get one. But that is the option of last resort. Maybe one day – soon – when I have more time and don’t have important documents I’m trying to print, I’ll fiddle with it and try to get it to work.

But right now, I need sleep.

Web site: All about the DeskJet printer

Song: The music they play on that "Hi-Jinks" commercial where the mother says, "It's... PAYBACK time!"

Quote: If I could afford it, I'd buy myself a color laser printer. But alas, I can't, so I won't.

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