October 2006

I’m so not happy with the thought or purchasing ink cartridges over and over again. They cost 20-50USD a pop and I already went through 5. Arbitrarily speaking, that’s more than 100USD spent on ink alone and the darn printer was even that much!

I was on the verge of buying a Brother color laser printer because of the savings. 600USD for the printer and another 600 for the toner. The toners are 120-150USD per toner but that beats spending what I did because I know in the long run, I would be saving a lot of money going the laser route. I can’t even print 100 letter documents before running low on ink. I hate that!

I did some research on t-shirt transfer mediums and ended up buying a new printer and CIS (continuous ink systems). I purchased a brand new Epson R340 & the CIS system. I’m chucking my old Epson Stylus 925 printer STAT! I figure, every time I print something, it’s twenty pages in black/color, so why not waste the money on some new toys!

It’s a 95% savings on inks alone because you fill the mediums with the proper inks purchased from any retailer provided you purchase good ink. The CIS system is equivalent to 700 ink cartridge(s) changes. (700×35(median of 20+50)) – yeah, you do the math! This will be wonderful for my t-shirt transfer hobby! Now all is needed are sublimation transfer papers and an iron! Look out! I’m going to be adding a page dedicated to this hobby! You can be cool like me and use them too! You go HERE

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I was quite nostalgic the other day… Do you ever get the feeling that you are missing something from the pass? I did that one particular day. I had the rhyme, the ring, and the reason: I was delving in the past and how I missed the innocent years. The song that reminded me of this was sung by Merril Bainbridge – Mouth.

During my commute, I was trying to remember this song and thinking of the beat that went with the lyrics- google is your friend because that is how I found her! I was so pleased I paid 0.25cent to download the song! Yay! Now I can delve in the past. I felt as though I was whole again in some distant years ago.

Odd isn’t it? I found it odd and quite fascinating at the very least. I could have just forgotten it and lost the chance of feeling whole? I’ve been writing a lot of things down lately because I want to keep mental notes of everything just in case I forget.

Very simple lyrics:
Written by – Merril Bainbridge
From – The Garden
I feel like I’ve been blown apart
There are pieces here
I don’t know where they go
I don’t know where they go
Kiss me on my salty lips
I bet you feel little crazy but for me
We’ll be famous on TV
Would it be my fault if I could turn you on?

Would I be so bad if I could turn you on?
When I kiss your mouth
I want to taste it
Turn you upside down
Don’t want to waste it

I jump on you, you jump on me
You push me out and even though you know
I love you I’d be inclined to slap you in the mouth
When I kiss your salty lips
You will feel a little crazy, but for me
I’ll be famous on TV

So I got sick of using my water filter that was supposed to lasts 5 years. Boy how the heck did I fall into such a gimmick! I was being cheap plus it would last for five years?!!! Makes me angry because I still have crappy tasting water and ice with residue in it? Yuck!

So on to Home Depot I went. I compared the said water filtration system to its larger cousin which might I add, was fifty more dollars! Same brand, same design but (yeah, there is always a “but”) the thing you don’t pay attention to is that they utilize the same device but different filters. So I said to myself, “why buy the 150USD model when I can buy the 99USD model; when the provided filters expires, I’ll go ahead and purchase the filters designed for the 150USD model”. A stroke of genius I tell ya!

Just picture this filter instead of being yellow, its green. No magical difference in the way it works or hooks up to the device. The only difference is the price. Yellow filter equals 30USD; green filter equals 35USD. The green filter filters like 3 more particles than the yellow one does.

The whole thing cost me 160USD (parts to hook up to my fridge). Now I dont need to go buy bottled water as my main source of water any longer! Yay!

Funny how refridge water lines are 5/16inch and Home Depot and Lowes do not sell these “special” parts. Ace Hardware supplies all these parts at a “PREMIUM”. The connection you see below is 5/16 tube mated to 1/4 tube. The misc. parts in-between make this connection conversion possible!

These are misc shots of the installed filter a few feet above the floor so the young ones don’t get to messing things up.

fridge hook-up water filtration system hook up