Julie Lyles Carr: The Smoking Sharpie

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Smoking Sharpie

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Sharpie markers are a high-altitude-dwelling, elusive item around this house.

As in, I hide them up as high as I possibly can.

But I have spawned children who are far smarter and creative than I.  Me.  I.

Plus, I get distracted.

A lot.

And they know it. And they use it against me.

And they lure those Sharpie markers down from the heights and they bid them to do evil marking deeds.

(...or it could be that I was on the phone and got distracted and was failed to keep proper count of the Sharpie population...but I'm sure that's not it...sort of....kind of...maybe...)

I turned the corner into my office and found that my computer screen had been, ah, altered.

And the keyboard...

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Sorry for the blurred effect of the crime scene. The Sharpie Bandit was still at large at this point. I was hasty in my photography.

For the record, a desperate internet search yielded a possible cure for my defaced computer. Behold:

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100% acetone nail polish remover.

Worked like a charm. And as of this morning, there is no burning hole in my computer screen. It's something about luring the non-polarity nature of a Sharpie with the likewise non-polarity nature of acetone, kind of like e-Harmony for stain removal.

Or so I hear.

I did find the Sharpie Bandit, a smoking, still-uncapped marker clasped in the Bandit's hot little hand.

Wanna see the culprit?

You sure?

Okay...

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Shame on you if you assumed the guilty was 8 of 8. Poor guy.

It's his twin who was the mastermind. This time.

Many thanks to all of you who entered the Bibleman Giveaway! The giveaway is now closed and Miss Lindsay Lewis is reading through all the entries! We'll be posting the winner tomorrow....and announcing a great new giveaway!


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