Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guess Who's Not Handy Manny

Do you want to know what other dumb stuff I've been up to lately? There's a reason why I've always been under the impression that I'm a tech spazz (the direct opposite of a techie in my mind). It's because I don't know beans about technical matters and because I'm a thoroughly spastic klutz (redundant? just wanted to stress how clumsy I really am). Anyway, Marguerite knocked over my hand while we were watching Glee performances on YouTube. Incidentally, it was the hand that was carrying a spoonful of oatmeal to her mouth and all this resulted in oatmeal seeping through the keys of the PC keyboard. I wiped up what I could but I could still see a nice puddle of porridge forming at that place below the keys. I thought the way to remedy the situation was to open up the keyboard, so I got out the screwdriver and feeling all Handy Manny, I got to work. Um, it turns out, the oatmeal didn't reach that area (given that I'm not familiar with the workings of anything mechanical, technical, electronic, etc, how was I to know that?) and before I even completely opened up the thing, these little rubber cups came tumbling out and Marguerite started grabbing them to play with and in the face of a tech crisis compounded with Marguerite getting in the way, I just sagged resignedly and watched control spiral away from my reach.

In less klutzy news, Marguerite and I finally finished the "Harvest" bunting we were working on. Look above and below.


Vera said...

Haha, that's a funny story though I know you may have been near panic when you saw all those rubbery stuff pop out from the keyboard. My officemate and I (a long time ago) decided we would clean our keyboard too so we opened it up, it took us HOURS to get it back together - and working too!

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Vera! Obviously I didn't get the keyboard back to working again, but, uh, I did get the rubber things back in, lol