fun with office supplies

Little Mischiefs, Part IV: Online Obfuscation

The human female is nearly as finicky about her writing utensils as the human male.  While she does enjoy a good fountain pen, for every day use there’s a particular brand of needle-tipped gel pen she strongly prefers.

A year ago, she didn’t know a thing about them.  Then someone left a rainbow-colored set behind in one of the labs and they ended up in the lost and found.  When no one claimed them, the human female pounced.

I will admit, they are very fine pens–in all sense of the word. They write a very fine line, they glide like greased weasels on wet ice, and they don’t smear.  (When you do as much head-desk napping and drooling as the human female, this is important.)

She has now completely used up a few of the pens and is searching for more.  Most of the local stores don’t carry them, so she is looking online.



Found some!

She’s quite excited to see that they come with a warranty!

pens with printer cartridges info

Wait, what?

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Let’s Play a Little Game

Mischief is my raison d’etre, my very dear hobby, and my middle name—no, really!  “Loki Mischief Laufeyson” is what it says on the tags in all my clothes.  Still, not everything can be laid at my doorstep.  Your job is to figure out which of the following are my pranks and which are someone else’s doing.

  1.  All of the human female’s rubber bands are brittle and break-y, and all of the paperclips are conjugating.


2.  One of the Christmas mousies is already minus a tail


3.  Glass + tile countertop = smash


4.   A really Texan, really stupid way to announce,”It’s a boy/girl!”


5.  And if you don’t have a gun to do number 4, you could win one!


6.  Pretty sure the sign for the shocky-thing should not be on the floor.


7.  The break-room fridge makes wicked, pointy ice cubes!

weird ice

8.  This plan for a busy local intersection, which will eventually feature the  Diverging Diamond of Death and about a million opportunities for collision.

9.  A couple of fun little bugs:


10.  And finally…

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  1.  Totally me
  2. Not me.  Probably Taffy
  3. Me again
  4. The explosion part is cool, but the whole idea is so stupid, only a mortal could have thought it up
  5. This one’s on the Governor
  6. Me
  7. Also me
  8. This one scares even me.  Blame TexDOT
  9. Can’t pin this on me, but oh, the schadenfreude!
  10. Oh, sure, blame the Frost Giant!  Since the human female was not personally affected by the horrible winter weather, you can assume it wasn’t me.  Wait until the weather goes to Hel when it’s time for her to order termites and then we’ll revisit the question!

Oh, Look! It’s a V. I. P.

The human male was helping sort out the flotsam and jetsam from a lab whose Principal Investigator has decamped for a different academic backwater.  Amongst the left-behinds was this wire whatsit.

No, Sigyn, I’m not sure what it is either.


Oh, of course!  It is a Very Important Paperclip!


Sigyn is beyond thrilled because not only is it RED, it has a great big “S”!


What?  Where are you going with it, my love?


Ah.  I bet I know…


She’s going to add it to her growing collection of red fasteners.


All contributions to which, gratefully accepted.

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