Thursday, July 20, 2006

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Sadly, I never really learned how to type. I have not been hunting and pecking this whole time however... let me tell you a story.

My monitor 'blossomed' yesterday. For those of you who missed the livid tale told to me by the geeky trifecta at my Mac Repair shop, 'Blossoming' means it's an ugly old maid. It means it finally lost it's virginity, and then died a horrible death into the black dot. Yes, my computer monitor is a whore.

And they wouldn't even trash it for me. To trash it costs $50.

So I packed my behemoth of whore monitor back into my car, and journeyed off to Fry's Electronics to get a newer, younger, thinner, spiffier, black, trophy wife model.

If you've never been to a Fry's, you're missing out. It's the Disneyland of geek-dom and the size of your local Wal-Mart. Complete with monsters. You see, each Fry's has a theme - mine is 'Alien Invasion'. So it's a huge warehouse of an electronics store with aliens, robots, a giant octopus climbing out of the computer section, and military jeeps fighting said aliens in every aisle. And a gigantic space ship 'crashed' into the top of the building. Far more entertaining than Radio Shack.

So, Sammy is my new monitor (Samsung) and so far it's brilliant beyond all my needs. Bigger. Say it with me girls....Size matters.

However, there is one fatal flaw. It does not illuminate my keyboard with it's focused glow. So once again, I am relying on 'ol qwertyuiop to remember where the keys are. You'd think by now I could type without looking at the board, but it's just not so.

But it's not lkie slpnielg maertts mcuh anwyay, rhigt?


Hyperion said...

I feel like chastising women for saying size matters, but since I'm the beneficiary of it, I'm totally torn.

Hope your life improves, girl, or they're going to start making a Lifetime movie about you.

(But maybe you'd get to write the script!)

Cheryl said...

Um, Sara, do you have a desklamp? They're these new, high-tech gadgets that are great for illuminating keyboards.

P.S. The Fry's of my youth was tiki-themed. Not nearly as tech-appropriate as aliens, but fun nonetheless. If only they'd served mai tais.

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Hypey - Um, thanks for the visual. And can Melissa Gilbert play me?

Cheryl - See, I like writing in the dark - I hate well illuminated rooms. And Tiki Frys?? Is it still there? Let's go!! We can bring our own MaiTais!

Tracy Lynn said...

Dude, you need a clip on book light to attach to your monitor, so that it only illuminates the keyboard. Sweet, in a noir way.

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Fine! I got a lamp. Happy now? You biyatches stop complaining about lamps...word.