Procrastinating my writing by way of typecasting...
My SM9 is good, but not *that* great. I wonder if it needs servicing. Say, have you tried making your own fruitcake? Who has your grandma's recipe? I used to hate both fruitcake and eggnog, now I like small tastes of both.
Nah, I haven't tried making it myself, but my wife did a couple years back. I'm sure we'll give it another go and maybe get lucky.As for recipes, I think I have them all, its just that some of the stuff I remember her baking and cooking aren't in with the rest.
Thumbs-up to both eggnog and fruitcake.A presumptive thumbs-up to the SM9. Since I only have the SM4 and SM7 to base that presumption on, I feel I'm on pretty solid ground.
I love eggnog! No one else besides my brother can stand it either haha
Typewriters. Letter-writing. Egg Nog. Retrotech. Fruit cake. Are we seeing a trend here?
No nog here! Never tried fruitcake but I think that now that I have good dental insurance I should give it a go...I hear those things can get stale in a hurry. True?And only 150?? I've always thought I'd like to live for as long as possible, but I don't recall ever putting an arbitrary number to it. Perhaps it's a good idea. If you have an end point perhaps things would be sweeter...
Actually, just the opposite with fruitcake. Those things can last forever. My favorites have a ton of candied fruit and nuts and the batter is really only there to hold the good stuff together and often-times, the whole thing is soaked in alcohol.From my experience, the longer its sits in the fridge, the better it gets. Unfortunately, it never lasts in my fridge long.Haha, yeah, but in 150 more years, I"ll be 184. I can deal with that:)
I once had an SM-9 that was near perfect. I got it for $25 from the original owner. It had the manual and cleaning tools. It typed like a dream. I had to sell it off a while ago but I sure wish I still had it. I will find one again.
Yeah, they are out there for the taking. I found mine on ebay the week before Nano 2009. I messaged buyer, as she was local and asked if I could just pick it up. She agreed. Then I got impatient and offered her $40 if she sold it to me and took the auction down. She denied my request, gracefully and wanted to see the auction through.Ended up winning the auction for $21. I gave her $25, cause I felt bad, but she insisted on giving me change. Class seller.The only thing lacking, and I do mean only thing, is that its a late-model. So, its got the the orange circle-i on the front and white crinkle paint with grey dual-tone. Had I not known there were earlier models or heard that the later models "just aren't as solid as the older ones", then I wouldn't even think about.But now that that's in the back of my head, I continue to wonder if my wonderful typewriter could be outperformed by an older SM9...Yup, I've got issues:)
Hey, that last sentence is close to the same one I've used a hundred times. "I wonder if _______ would be nicer to type on than this ________ that I have here." And so the addiction continues.I've also used the ol' "I had one of those once. Maybe I need one again."
A big Yes to 'nog, 'cake, and 'writers.