I abandoned my wireless keyboard a couple of weeks ago because I think I can type faster using the little keyboard on my laptop. And, because the wireless one was very NOISY! And because, for some reason, I prefer the stealthy nature of the little built-in keyboard. I know it won't matter on the exam because I'll be wearing my earplugs, but still...
So, because I haven't typed on this little thing in quite a while, I find myself hitting keys I didn't intend. A lot. Did you know that hitting the shift key five times in a row turns on something called StickyKeys? When my mind tells my fingers to delete that last word (which sometimes happens to be longer than five characters), but my mind still thinks I'm typing on the big keyboard, I end up tapping feverishly on the shift key. And after multiple taps on the place where the delete key used to be, I get to cancel StickyKeys. Again.
The muscles in one's fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and neck that get sore after a week or so of constant typing, get better again after a couple of weeks.
When you're hungry in the middle of the afternoon and don't want to take the time to make something, and even the 5-7 minutes it takes to heat up a Lean Cuisine seems like an eternity, Dreyer's chocolate chip ice cream is a fine substitute. It's best to eat it right out of the carton because it's got a built in timer that tells you when to stop. Unless, of course, you like really soft ice cream. But it's only satisfying to eat when it's right out of the freezer because when it's really cold you actually feel like you're eating something. You have to chew it a little because you're in a hurry and you want to get back to typing on the little keyboard and canceling StickyKeys or else you would have taken the time to heat up that Lean Cuisine that's in the freezer right next to where you keep the ice cream. And the ice cream has sugar and calories to keep you going, whereas the Lean Cuisine has ... what... 180 calories? When I eat one of those I'm hungry again in about an hour. At least with the ice cream I want to go back and eat again in an hour.
Thanks for the encouragement. Appreciate it, I do.
Now, back at it, I am.
And for all of you who think I didn't work hard enough the first (and second) time; hush.