Posts Tagged ‘cute’



April 29, 2010


Vanilla Icecream causes Car Failure

April 29, 2010

For the engineers among us who understand that the obvious is not always the solution, and that the facts, no matter how implausible, are still the facts …

A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors:

“This is the second time I have written you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I kind of sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of ice cream for dessert after dinner each night. But the kind of ice cream varies so, every night, after we’ve eaten, the whole family votes on which kind of ice cream we should have and I drive down to the store to get it. It’s also a fact that I recently purchased a new Pontiac and since then my trips to the store have created a problem. You see, every time I buy vanilla ice cream, when I start back from the store my car won’t start. If I get any other kind of ice cream, the car starts just fine. I want you to know I’m serious about this question, no matter how silly it sounds: ‘What is there about a Pontiac that makes it not start when I get vanilla ice cream, and easy to start whenever I get any other kind?‘”

The Pontiac President was understandably skeptical about the letter, but sent an engineer to check it out anyway. The latter was surprised to be greeted by a successful, obviously well-educated man in a fine neighborhood. He had arranged to meet the man just after dinner time, so the two hopped into the car and drove to the ice cream store. It was vanilla ice cream that night and, sure enough, after they came back to the car, it wouldn’t start.

The engineer returned for three more nights. The first night, the man got chocolate. The car started. The second night, he got strawberry. The car started. The third night he ordered vanilla. The car failed to start.

Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe that this man’s car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He arranged, therefore, to continue his visits for as long as it took to solve the problem. And toward this end he began to take notes: he jotted down all sorts of data, time of day, type of gas used, time to drive back and forth, etc.

In a short time, he had a clue: the man took less time to buy vanilla than any other flavour. Why? The answer was in the layout of the store.

Vanilla, being the most popular flavour, was in a separate case at the front of the store for quick pickup. All the other flavours were kept in the back of the store at a different counter where it took considerably longer to find the flavour and get checked out.

Now the question for the engineer was why the car wouldn’t start when it took less time. Once time became the problem — not the vanilla ice cream — the engineer quickly came up with the answer: vapour lock. It was happening every night, but the extra time taken to get the other flavours allowed the engine to cool down sufficiently to start. When the man got vanilla, the engine was still too hot for the vapour lock to dissipate.

Moral of the story: even insane-looking problems are sometimes real.

(via plant-maintenance)


Interesting Person of the Day – Saaya Irie

March 29, 2010

Saaya Irie hasn’t really done much for society, I admit.. Aside from how off her young body. Seriously. This girl is young. How young? Well, she has the same birthday as me. Therefor, as of right now, she just turned 16. She’s been doing modeling since 2005, and is seen as a Japanese idol. I admit, she’s a cutie, but the fact that she’s been doing photoshoots since turned 11 creeps me out. I think the above picture is from when she was 11, actually. (Correct me if I’m wrong, I’m not a fan, I wouldn’t really know.)

I guess the real reason I found her interesting was the fact that 1. She’s cute. 2. She’s famous. 3. She has the EXACT same birthday as me.. 11/15/1993. Neato!

Saaya, you keep showing off that cleavage in bikini shots if it makes you happy! Um.. but.. please, never.. ever try to make a singing career ever again. The stunt in a music group made my ears bleed. (Don’t youtube it. You’ll regret it.)

(info via wikipedia)


sunshine and hello kitty

March 28, 2010

Well, okay, I can’t say much about the sun part.. I walked out once to get the groceries, but I really haven’t been outside today.

My mom & dad bought me a gift from Target!

Easter hello kitty plushie! (The one on the left.) They bought me the one on the right for valentines day. I LOVE these! They’re just so cute, and soft!

Today was very good though. I read Life of Pi, worked out, watched a TON of youtube, and it just flew by.

And now I shall get some rest! zZzZz


crying – note to self

March 26, 2010

(via robotswithfeelings)


The Midnight Knitter in NJ

March 26, 2010

An unknown person or persons – dubbed ‘The Midnight Knitter’ by West Cape May residents – is covering tree branches and lamp poles with little sweaters under cover of darkness. Mayor Pam Kaithern says police are looking into the knitted graffiti, which is technically against the law, as it is being done on public property without permission.

However, the mayor and many residents admit they’re delighted by the woolly rainbow of colours that has popped up.

roflmao. Wow! That’s pretty neat. They also have a website full of their creations if you wanna check it out. Kudos to them, I just hope they don’t get caught. I think it’s quite neat, graffiti as it is, but if the residents and the mayor like it, what’s the big deal? Ah, the popo ruins everything. 😦




March 26, 2010

(via i can read via silver on love)

Resisting the urge to correct the grammar…. But ah, despite that, it is true. Very, very true. 😉