Wednesday, December 5, 2007

some free advice

Here's some free advice.

One day you might find yourself in a position to help a child with a science project involving a disposable camera. Do not open said disposable camera and touch things willy nilly. You might get an electric shock. That shoots up both your arms. Apparently, there's some magic going on in there between a capacitor and some electric charge. 'Nuff said.

I'll update the potato tomorrow. Probably.

Have a great day, everyone!

20 comments:

barb said...

I am hoping that your journey into the photographic arts didn't result in yet another emergency room visit. Your family seems to be racking them up this year. Who would have thought you could receive a significant shock from a disposible camera? Not me.

Sherry said...

What's that old expression, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?? Science project? Opening a disposable camera?? Should come with a warning sign "do not try this at home"!!! Hope you are okay!!!!

Barrie said...

Barb, the good news is we've met our deductible. Last night at drugstore (Child #2 has both an ear and sinus infection), our prescriptions were free. Yay!

Barrie said...

Good morning, Sherry! I agree. Who knew? But....a similar situation'll work great in book #2!

spyscribbler said...

You are kidding! Okay, I know you're not.

That's hilarious!

Your progress meter rocks, by the way.

Sherry said...

Oh yes Barrie..life provides some of the best "fodder" for books!! :) As long as you "change the names to protect the innocent" LOL!!

J.K. Mahal said...

Owie zowie!! I'll remember that.

Ok, now I'm curious what the science project was.

icanseeclearlynow said...

hi barrie. i lift my hat to you on posting a progress meter. i'm working my first book. but i can not talk about it until i am done. thanks for stopping by.

:)

Trish said...

Ow...electric shock? Both arms? WIll you be able to use the keyboard tomorrow to fill us in? This should be good...

*making popcorn*

barb said...

What no potato? I must be a editor at heart. I am not sure if child #1would agree. He doesn't always appreciate my input which usually includes 'write more'. Seriously, I really am not concerned about the potato. It just sounded funny.

Shari said...

Thanks for the warning. At least it wasn't thrown in the garbage...it's "disposable". ;)

I never used a disposable camera.

bella said...

Now I know.
You have the very best advice.

Marilyn Brant said...

Oh, now you've got me worried... I've got 2 unopened disposable cameras that I was saving for Christmas. Dare I pull them out, or might we shock Santa in more ways than one? :-)

L.A. Mitchell said...

Barrie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I, too, wrestled with the various ways I could advertise to the public just how much I WASN'T getting done on my manuscript, then decided on the Twitter thing. One new line each day from what I've written. Keeps me honest and writing, but doesn't lock me into numbers. I enjoyed your posts. Visit anytime :)

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh my - that sounds like good advice, learned the hard way - thanks!

Sara Hantz said...

Yikes...... and did your hair stand up on end???

Laura said...

Yeek! Electric shocks! CRAZY!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

I have been reading some of your posts....very enjoyable - thanks for sharing!

Joanne Rendell said...

arck! advice heard and recorded. i will not be fiddling with that disposable camera which has been gathering dust on my refridgerator for too many years...

Joanne Rendell said...

arck! advice heard and recorded. i will not be fiddling with that disposable camera which has been gathering dust on my refridgerator for too many years...

Stacy said...

Thanks for the warning. That would definitely happen to me!