From the Seattle Notebooks

Always keep a Swiss Army knife in your truck, if you have a truck. If you don't have a truck, why not?

Dan Patterson

Posted by Dan Patterson at November 11, 2005 7:00 AM

Who was it who said, "If we had some tonic, we could make a gin and tonic, if we had some gin..?"

Posted by Tom Parker at November 11, 2005 8:32 AM

Heard a comment from Ron White that fits: "If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade, and find somebody who life has given vodka, and have a party."

Posted by ed in texas at November 11, 2005 9:23 AM

For three decades I'd carried the same Swiss Army knife; I never thought anything could replace it in my heart. The I found the Leatherman Juice CS4, and something took my SAK's place in it's leather pouch on my belt.

It has the all-essential corkscrew (yes, we have several others in the house, but none of them are ever used), the small-but-sharp scissors, the tiny knife blade, the flat and Philips screwdriver blades...but it's also a pair of pliers. If I have my pants on, I can open a beer or bottle of wine. If I don't have them on, I know where they are, and can typically reach them quickly.

(R.A.H.: "Always be able to find your clothes and weapons in the dark.")

Posted by Blackwing1 at November 11, 2005 10:16 AM

To Blackwing:

Good afternoon. Your comment: "If I have my pants on, I can open a beer or bottle of wine.", is appropriate for the topic. Now, if you had bragged that you could open a beer bottle with your pants OFF, well...


Posted by Dan Patterson at November 11, 2005 11:27 AM

On bum with sign:

Better than a sign saying, "Will work for the opportunity to hallucinate."

Posted by Alan Kellogg at November 13, 2005 4:39 PM