If you all go back in your minds to a serious scare that happened back in October 2010. A terrorist attempted to hide bombs in printer cartridges and then check them onto a plane so he could blow it up. Not funny, I know, but when this story hit the public I heard people asking, "What kind of idiot would fly with a printer?"and "It must have been pretty obvious that it was a bomb because nobody flies with their printer. Stupid terrorist!". At this point, I would have to sheepishly raise my hand.
When we moved to Scotland back in September 2009, we took our printer as a carry on. It was a nice printer (still is) and Branden needed one for school (still does). Luckily this was about a year before the stupid terrorist and we managed to get through without being eyed oddly or having all of our orifices probed. When we had to leave Scotland and go back to the US in 2011 while we waited for the go ahead to move to Ireland, we luckily were able to leave the printer with friends in Scotland. This was a relief since we for sure would have been red flagged and had colonoscopies about 25 years earlier than needed.
Taking the printer from Scotland to Ireland was a cinch since we took a ferry across instead of flying, but we still get odd looks when we sheepishly admit to flying a printer internationally. I am really glad we brought it, as it has been a wonderful printer, prints fabulous photos, and has been essential for Branden's school work. It's a special day for the printer today as it became and official Irish/UK citizen! You may not know this but like DVD's and DVD players, printer cartridges and printers are regional so you can't put an Irish bought cartridge into an American printer or vise versa. Today we got our code to change our printer to Irish so it gets to be the first in our 'household' to become a citizen! Branden and I have to wait 7 more years....if we're lucky.
For those wanting my chocolate cake/brownie in a mug recipe, here is the link from where I got it from
Two Minute Microwave Brownie
I also have some other links to other microwave cakes! Thank you Pinterest!
Cup of Coffee Cake
Salted Caramel Mug Cake
Nutella Mug Cake
Now I haven't tried the 3 above but the 2 minute microwave brownie was a big hit with Branden and me! We had to microwave ours for 2 minutes instead of 1...but that's probably because we have a lame microwave. We also have thought of how adding vanilla, raspberry jam, chocolate chips, or other candy bits would be really nice! This is beyond dangerous now because it's easy, quick, and so tasty! I could be perfectly happy making this my breakfast every day!