REMEMBERING A BOOK

For every worthwhile book you read, there will be one statement or story you’ll remember for a decade or longer. — Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas

 



 

REVIVING A COMPUTER AFTER A FIRE

If a computer’s plastic casing has not been deformed by the heat, which begins to happen at 250 degrees F, then the computer will work. — Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California

 



 

INKING A RUBBER STAMP

The finer the detail on a rubber stamp, the less ink it takes and the easier it is to get a good impression. — Alan T. Whittemore, YMCA Physical Director, South Deerfield, Massachusetts

 



 

LOOKING FOR ELEPHANTS

If you want to see an elephant, look within 300 meters of water. — Thomas W. Neumann, anthropological archaeologist, wildlife ecologist, and field crew crisis manager

 



 

CHECKING YOUR EXHAUST

Blue smoke from your exhaust may mean your car needs a complete engine overhaul. Black smoke usually means a maladjusted carburetor. White smoke: Ignore it if the engine is cold, but if it keeps up after the engine has warmed, you may have a leaking head gasket. — Reader’s Digest, reported in Bottom Line Personal

 



 

GETTING SOMEWHERE

If it takes you a half hour to walk somewhere, it will take you one minute to drive there. — Anonymous

 



 

WAITING FOR RAIN

If there’s dew on the spiderwebs in the grass in the morning, it won’t rain. — Pete Stewart, auctioneer, Armagh, Pennsylvania

 



 

FEEDING A COW

A cow should have 3 pounds of hay per day for every 100 pounds of weight. — Roger Seeley, Albany, New York

 



 

PICKING A NEW PLACE TO LIVE

You can live happily in a new house or apartment if, on your first visit, you immediately can visualize yourself and your family engaged in your normal activities among your current possessions. If you have to stop and think about how you’d use each area or how your furniture would fit in the place, forget it. — Andrea Frankel, computer scientist, engineer, holistic health practitioner, San Diego, California