Thursday, October 26, 2006

Oh Say an You ee?

Please friends, file this entry under "Don't Try This at Home." For the past several days, my spae bar has not been working; even though I would hit it at the appropriate plaes, allthewordswouldruntogether. Well, this has happened to me one before, so I thought I would try the same fix.

My omputer is overed by Apple and I should have just taken it into the store whih they reently opened at the mall near me. Not neesssary, I thought. So I shut down the system, turned my laptop upside down and gently tapped it to dislodge whatever was under the keyboard. Well, that didn't work. So I shut it down again and got the vauum out. Remember, I have done this before.

So I took the leaning tool of the vauum and vauumed the keyboard. Just like last time. All of a sudden, I see a key missing. Uh oh. Uh oh BIG time. I grabbed a pair of latex gloves from my studio and emptied the vauum bag onto some sheets of newspaper. I then had to break apart and squeeze all the dust and dirt in the vauum bag. Dust and dirt that I never thought I'd ever have to see again, having vauumed it one already. I finally found the key after feeling my way through three quarters of the ontents of the vauum bag.

So my spae bar works well now and I hanged the vauum bag, whih really needed it. But I still have to go to the Apple store tomorrow. In ase you haven't notied, I'm missing the key between x and v.


Kat Campbell said...

oooh, yuck. I feel your pain, the stuff that lives in the vacuum cleaner bag is my worst nightmare. Amazing that this post was completely readable. Proof that we read in clumps not by letters. Have a nice weekend!

The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

This sounds like something that would happen to me! Actually though, our home computer keyboard is the one thing that Alex keeps clean (his room, however, is another story). His little brother eats while playing at the computer and at least once a week, Alex can be found with a small bowl of water and a drying cloth washing each key INDIVIDUALLY and dusting underneath! It takes everything I have not to laugh hysterically while he does this.
Hope your keyboard is soon restored to health!

Dr.John said...

And you still spell better than I do.

Sunflower Optimism said...

Yes, Kat I will have a niCe weekend now and I won't wait so long to Change the vaCuum bag next time, LOL.

Children are strange, aren't they Rev. Kate? Be proud of your son, the Keyboard Kleaner! My son's room at home is a pigsty. What is really sCary, however is that he is the neatest of three roommates, at College. Keyboard is all better - the Apple Genius (that's what they Call themselves) took a little tool and popped that "C" back in seConds!

Dr. John, as we always told my dyslexiC son - spelling doesn't Count - it's what you have to say that matters.

Velvet Sacks said...

Hahahahahaha! Sunflower, this post is hysterical. I'm sure the experience wasn't much for you, but you did a heck of a good job writing about it.

Feel free to use some of my C's until you get your computer fixed. Cut and paste at will:

Velvet Sacks said...

Er..."wasn't much FUN for you..." My keyboard works fine and I still can't get it right.

Sunflower Optimism said...

Thank you very much for the use of your cccccccccccccCCCCCCCCCCCCcccccccccs, Velvet. That was right neighborly of you :-)

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Sunflower Optimism,
simply love the title of your blog and the humour of your post.
Writing a whole post when you are missing the letter between B & D can be fun I ceee.
PS- Not that it matters, but if you are into your family and jewellery making, may I ascribe you a physical gender, missing from your profile

Poetry in Motion,
love the magical potion
deepest physical devotion
Life full of rythm & emotion

Sunflower Optimism said...

Glad you enjoyed, Q9; hope you stop by again. By the way - "I am woman, hear me roar. . . " - or are you too young to know that one? Well, if you are a Time Traveller, you can figure it out ;-)

Betty said...

I hope all goes well and everything gets fixed.

Sunflower Optimism said...

Yes, Betty, thanks for asking - everything is baCk to normal!

I love your rose - what kind is it?

Heimdallr said...

Lol. Sorry to laugh, but you are so funny, sundlower. :-) Good to see, per above comment, your "c" is back.

Good advice well noted for future sticky keys.

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Sunflower,
sunflower optimism never fades
your words capture many shades
outerspace or the jungle wades
autumn colours from everglades

Sunflower Optimism said...

Well, Sandy, the way I see it, you can cry, kick and scream - or laugh. I try to laugh, whenever possible :-)

All's well that ends well!

fat_toad said...

thats a hilarious one