Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
My study has always been filled with Hewlett-Packard products. I wrote my first novel, Vegemite Vindaloo (published by Penguin in 2006) on an HP desktop PC. When I had to get rid of the PC, I carefully put it back in its original carton and stacked it away in the garage.
There are two large desks in my study, each with an HP desktop. When I travel, I use a great Hewlett-Packard widescreen notebook. And two years ago, when I first tested the Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart 8230 printer, I thought all my Christmases had come at once. It is a magnificent six-cartridge printer with magnificent capability.
The other day I was changing one of the cartridges and the camera was sitting a few feet away from me, so I had to pick it up and take a shot of the clip-down cartridges. As I prepared to write this post, I thought of a funny line. Like I do with most of my daft one-liners, I ran it past one of the Authorbloglets. He just gave me the standard response - the eye-roll and the fixed grin that loosely translates to "Can you try a bit harder, Dad?"
Nonetheless, I'll share the quip with you. If cartridges aren't functioning well, is it because they're a bit "off colour"?
Fess up. Did you just give me the eye-roll and the fixed grin? Did you?
(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)