Apparently I Love the Letter V


A funny thing happened the other day. My letter V stopped working.

Just stopped. One day “V” worked and the next *poof* nothing.

After the “V” it was a steady decline…”C”…”X”…”Z” and finally “Enter” joined the party. It was a keyboard fizzle-out party.

A bit distressing.

And I didn’t realize how heavily I relied on the letter “V” until the other day. Like all the time. Every other word.

So how am I typing now? I know you’re wondering. Well, I have my laptop keyboard still. Which is great but it’s elevated and hooked up to this and that so to actually type on the laptop keyboard my hands are at eye level. Slightly uncomfortable.

Anyway, I’ve never been in this situation before. I was so distressed I pulled the keyboard all apart and brought it to work for the guys to look at.

Desperate times, right?

So now I’m in the market for a new keyboard. And I’m going to be picky because I really like the one I have. Er…except for the bits that don’t work. I don’t like those bits.

Rough life, huh?

My Teenage Computer


This is an image of my desk at work. And, actually, this is a pretty tidy.

This is from my point of view. Fifty hours per week.

Anyway, my computer is a wonderful machine (and quite powerful), yet is a bit persnickety.

You know, persnickety.

My teenage computer

He puts up with my workload for about six hours straight and then gives me…the black screen of death.

Anyway, so when this happens I become frustrated.

I don’t actually think I’d ever throw the computer off a building though.

Not really.

Anyway, I have been upset with said computer for a while now. Em…like since I have had it. But I’ve made a discovery. Let’s see if you notice what I (finally) noticed.

Let’s read it together. Alkaline batteries. Best for: headphone stereos, shavers, and tape recorders. How old are these batteries anyway? This pack has been operating my computer mouse for, like, a year. These batteries.

I’m considering a slight upgrade on batteries. You know, from this decade or something. Then perhaps my computer will stop behaving like a rebellious teenager.