look at this. it’s made with frozen coffee cubes, and mint chocolate non-dairy creamer – an idea i based off of this one. sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? don’t let its innocent appearance fool you. as it turns out, this drink is pure evil in a cup. or maybe it’s the cup itself that’s evil? this heavy-duty mug, with the slippery sides, which, when full of a delicious icy drink, may slip out of ones hands, if one happens to be adjusting one’s grip?
while it may be argued that adjusting one’s grip on a slippery mug, over a laptop computer, while sitting on a couch in one’s favorite pj’s is not the smartest choice one can make, i still prefer to blame the mug itself, or the icy liquid inside, for my fumble.
friday night, while finishing up my last little bit of geekification before stargate atlantis was to come on, i dumped iced coffee into my keyboard, onto the couch, and all over my favorite pajama pants. i am now quite literally shiftless, as the left side of my keyboard is full of keys that either don’t work at all – shift, ctrl – or work intermittantly – z, x. notice i used dashes instead of parentheses here. parentheses require a shift key.
given the fact that this messed-up keyboard isn’t the only thing that’s problematic with this computer, i’d much rather run right out and buy myself a new laptop than retrain myself to use the shift and ctrl keys on the right-hand side of the keyboard. unfortunately, it seems my bank account is getting a good laugh about all of this and saying ‘suck it up, kid – there are two shift keys for a reason.’
sigh. my hands used to just fly over this keyboard with nary a concern. looks like those days are over until my wealthy benefactor turns up an bequeaths me a new laptop. wealthy benefactor, if you exist and you’re reading this, i’d also like it to have a widescreen monitor, please. thank you.