Monday, October 25, 2010

My Poor Coffee Maker

I think I killed it. :( Cue sad music. I thought I would be really responsible and try to clean the wonderful machine. It has after all provided those around me with a fair chance at life. Me without caffeine is a very scary thing. So I cleaned up the black and chrome device and realized the inside was pretty gross looking. That commercial said CLR is great for cleaning these types of things. I thought I would give that a go. It did do wonders on my shower head. I ran the mixture of CLR and some water to dilute it through the machine. The little beeping that happens cued it was complete. I waited a little and tried to run just clean water through to get rid of all the chemical. All it did was beep. The water never ran itself through the machine. I then went online to see if anyone had any suggestions. There was one suggestion that said unplug it for an hour. I did that. I tried again. Nada. Still just beeping. I'm getting a little worried now. I unplugged it for three hours. Tried another time. Nope. The machine will not put the water through. :( When I get home from work tonight I think I will take it apart and see what is going on. I can't possibly do any more damage to the poor little device.
Let us recap then. My headset for my pc has gone under the radar. It likes to remain undetected. My camera has gone into vampire mode. My coffee maker just wants to beep. I should stay away from all small appliances and electronic devices. I wonder if I can train the cats to operate those. They can't do anymore damage than I have done.
I was surfing the net this morning and came across an interesting article involving Randy Quaid. You all remember Randy? He was in such movies as the National Lampoons Vacation movies, Caddyshack, Moving, and a ton of other flicks. I actually had no idea how many films he has been in. Anyways, the article goes on to mention how Mr. Quaid and his wife would like to seek asylum in Canada. They fear for their lives. Their friends have been getting picked off one by and one and they worry they are next. I thought that was very interesting. I've never had that level paranoia myself. I don't think I could pull it off as successfully.
I'm off to dismantle a coffee maker and work on a pair of socks. See you all later.