Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Out of the cave and into the 21st century

Am I thrilled or what?
Yesterday, having nothing better to do with my time, I decided to finally setup my scanner cum copier cum fax machine. I say finally, because I got it for free when I bought my PC about two and a half years ago!
The first task was actually finding the blasted thing! Not an easy task I might add. It involved the use of ladders, shifting boxes, cleaning up wardrobes, etc. You get the picture.
The setup itself was pretty straight forward, as it usually is with such equipment these days. The exception was looking for the USB cable. It took me ten minutes, and a variety of Greek words, to find the original packaging of the PC and digging it out.
Ten minutes for the software to install and we were cooking! All that sweat-it is still quite hot over here-rearranging of boxes, cleaning and tidying up wardrobes, had paid off! I then went through some photocopies of fun stuff that I've been keeping in a folder, and scanned them through to my PC. If you behave yourselves, I'll share them with you in due course.
I also scanned some drawings I had made all those years ago, while I was bored senseless, in an empty house, when I first started working in Nigeria! Those, are not really worth sharing with you because they are pathetic!
It is only the one below that is perhaps worth showing. I drew it looking at the image on a promotional packet of Camels (there's one good thing smoking did for me). Feast your eyes world:



PS. For all my American friends out there, Happy Independence Day!

17 comments:

Uncle Phatato said...

Wait, you drew Joe Camel...but aren't you going to try to stop smoking so you can buy that iPhone you so seem to want?

Hmm...

Hidden messages :)

Uncle Phatato said...

Oh..OK...you drew them YEARS ago...I jumped the gun.

Epimenides said...

Yeah, uncle phatato, this must be at least 15 years old! :)

HollyGL said...

Let's see some pics of your life in Greece!! :)

Epimenides said...

Still contemplating that hollygl! Shy by nature, one of my flaws I cann't fight! I promiss I'll try! :)

JYankee said...

That'S neat. Who knew you were SUCH an artist!!!! Be looking out for more!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Hey my face lit up when I saw Hollygl's comments! Yeah come on, would love to see some scenary of Greek :)
You're one good artist. You do have a talent! :)

Amel's Realm said...

Pretty nice drawing! :-DDD

Random Magus said...

...I have been meaning to set up the scanner for as long as I can remember... just never get it done. Good to hear there is someone else who had it for more than 2 years before setting it up...

P.S: This has got be a camel that belongs in novel - so suave... 'The Great Camelsby'..

Epimenides said...
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Epimenides said...

What an artist indeed, jyankee! (and with both ears intact, too!) :)

I'll post some photos from my life in Greece soon, mother hen!

Thank you Amel!

As they say, rm, never do today something that can be done tomorrow! Hehehe... :)
PS. How did your exams go?

Blur Ting said...

Nice camel! I have a scanner tucked away something too. Gota go bring out that ladder..if i can find it, that is. Oh, what a hassle.

David said...

Epi, there's an awful lot of cum in that first sentence. ;)

I can't wait for the day I draw like that. Old Joe. I do remember him from my smoking days. Camel Filters my man, sometimes Camel Lights.

I have a good scanner at work but I use my digital camera anytime I need to capture art or text. It works well.

Epimenides said...

Ting, I know what you're saying. It took me two years!

David, I just hope that I am right in thinking that in this context it means "plus". If not....
I've always been a Marlboro cowboy myself!

Blur Ting said...

Ha ha David. Only you noticed that word. What were you thinking! tsk tsk tsk!

Epimenides said...

ting - It is correct that I've used it in the context of "plus", isn't it?

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