Buying a Printer Cartridge – Like Playing Bingo


Is anyone else TOTALLY confused when you go to purchase a refill printer cartridge?  Honestly, I had so many numbers in my head I felt like an air traffic controller when I walked into Office Depot.

My CX6600 printer takes a T044120 black cartridge and the T044220, T044320, T044240 color cartridges.

But WAIT!  They didn’t have them so I had to revert to the on-shelf cross-reference catalog that reads like my high school trigonometry book  and search for a “compatible” store brand cartridge.

Finally, I succumbed to the pressure, turned in my Man-Card and asked the Store Manager for help.  Off the top of her head, she spewed that “the T044220 could be replaced by the generic BG77G1 model or the store brand 8J4-MQ.”  Then she gave me that “That-was-so-obvious” look… just like my mother used to when she would send me to fetch  a can of something out of the pantry and, after 10-minutes of my mindless searching, she walked right up and snatched what she sent me for from the 2nd shelf, 4th row, third can in from the left in about .000182 seconds.

But back to the manager, she fired off the “T044220,  BG77G1, 8J4-MQ” numbers and letters so fast, that some older lady, who was in the store looking for scrap-booking supplies, instinctively yelled “BINGO” and her friend was yelling at the caller for calling the numbers too fast.

The bottom line… can we just name replacement printer cartridges simple names like 1, 1-A and 1-B like the exits on the Parkway, Ya Jagoffs??


Speaking of Bingo..I will be following KDKA’s David Highfield as the next Bingo Caller at the Outrageous Bingo, December 7th.

Click the pic for details and tickets.

Outrageous Bingo Logo

Steelers Win! (But not without anxiety induced cheese curl eating mess!)


Being on Twitter during a Pittsburgh sports event is like watching the game with 10,000 other people as you sit in your living room… but you just don’t have to yell, “DOWN IN FRONT!” or “Shut the SOAPWORD up so I can hear the TV!”

As I side note, if my dad was on Twitter, he would tweet NOTHING during an entire Steelers game other than “GET HIM!”  and “THROW THE BALL!”

So when the Pirates were doing the playoff thing last month and lost the day game here in Pittsburgh, I received a tweet that said,

Now I’m going to eat my weight in cheese curls…so depressed


We transferred tweets about Cheese Curl eating during stressful situations.  And then, when the Pirates lost the series, this tweet came across from her:

It’s ugh-ugly :-( Not sure there’s enough cheese curls in the pantry to drown my sorrows in..sigh


So, yesterday, as the Steelers were putting us all through more emotional ups and downs than Charlie Sheen and 2 Kardashians on the Kennywood Park Jack Rabbit ride, it was a MAJOR cheese curl event.. they were going down in handfuls.  If there had been a cheese curl truck somewhere within 3 miles of me, I know I would have picked up it’s scent like a anxious male dog picking up the scent of a female in heat!

Then during the 4th quarter, @BankerMom, tweets this:

#CheeseCurls The Ultimate Self-loathing snack side, cheese finger stains camouflaged by #TerribleTowel

That’s exactly right… it’s why you don’t eat chocolate or bacon-and-barbecue-laced-water-chestnuts during a tense game… cheese curl finger marks are WAY easier to get off of your touchscreen than the other two as you’re feeding your stress and going through the various gyrations of  your SFTP (Steelers Fan Twitter Psychosis)…. things like:

Fire Todd Haley!! #BringBackBruceArians

Ike Taylor couldn’t catch a could. #USuck

Good call Todd Haley! #Genius

Ben, get rid of that ball earlier?? #TakeTheTrade

Ben, you’re awesome! #PittsburghLovesYou

That’s it.. I can’t watch anymore! #HadEnoughofSteelers

That interception was awesome.. (Yes I’m still watching) #HereWeGo

I hope that I can get the yellow-fingers gone before I go in public… I kind of look like a cheese curl mechanic …I don’t think my fingertips will ever come clean.

But the bottom line is, I watched the game to the end.. despite what it cost me in cheese curls and sodium/cholesterol levels.   ‘Cuz as I have said before, watching the Steelers this season is going to be like looking at 90-year-old-woman-cleavage…. you don’t want to look.. but you just HAVE TO!  And look until the very end.

So for those of you that were at the game, getting cold, getting wet and getting irritated and left the game before halftime… you missed an awesome 4-cheese-curl-bag winning finish, Ya Jagoffs!




The SATURDEE Survey: Pens Jersey Choices


This is the YaJagoff SATURDEE Survey (i.e, The Saturday Survey for non- Pittsburghers)

We’ve all done the “Wilma or Betty” and “Ginger or MaryAnn” stuff and the NEW version, Abby or Ziva.  So here’s one:

Penguins Standard Blue Jersey or Penguins Winter Classic Blue Jersey? (Comment Below)