At the time of writing, I'm in DC.  I ran into a little problem that created another little problem.

The First Problem: My Cell Phone's Battery Life

I'm not really sure I need to type anything here.  Many phones don't last a full day anymore.  Mine included.  Because of that, I decided to buy a rechargeable battery (like a Minty Boost, only less cool because of the Duragizer® logo.

The Second Problem: Blister Pack

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Not wanting to wait an instant on getting this little thing charged, I got back in the room and realized that since I flew here with no checked baggage, I have nothing to open this with.  Nothing except an inkpen and a Maguiver attitude.
I used the pen like I was trying to kill the back side of the blister pack, which is so unlike the calm slicing I would normally do with my pocket knife.

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So after a few stabs, I started to notice that the pen was giving it's all.  It had, with me at the hand, decided that some plastic was not going to stop it.

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At first, it just showed around it's tip.  But it wanted to press on.  It was NOT going to give up.  I thought I heard it say "Live free or die!" as I stabbed two more times.  With a crack, I realized the pen had given all it has to give. 

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All was not lost, however, the last stab that took the pen's life... er... tip was a critical hit to the blister pack.

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It was up to me - my own bare hands - to finish the job.  And finish, I did.

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Goodbye Washington Hilton pen.  Goodbye.  Until we meet again at the writing desk in heaven.

This was posted from my phone. As such, the formatting and spelling may be a little off. Also, this was meant to be funny. I'm an engineer, not a comedian, so it very well may be boring. But the part about me hearing the pen, that was fake. The rest of this is real.


Category: General Stuff

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Andrew is the owner of this blog and enjoys computer programming, building things, and photography. He's a pretty busy guy, which explains why updates to this blog are so infrequent.

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