Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I don't believe it!

How many times have I been critical of bloggers being foolhardy enough to eat and drink over their computers. Silently critical of course.
Well my mug of coffee has just gone a--e over tip whilst I paused - mug in hand - to check a comment. I've got the keyboard on a towel but it seems to be working. Nobody's perfect.

27 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

Every single time I hold my mug of tea while I go on the computer I tell myself, I won't do this again, I will not drink tea while I go on the computer.

Then I do it again.

Rog said...

I've even given up using my iPhone in the bath.

Pat said...

GG:it was just a spur of the moment thing - not to be repeated. And it's our secret:) Not a word to MTL.

Rog: that sounds like living dangerously. I don't mean for the phone but for yourself? It's a grey area technically for me. Is electricity involved?

Kim Ayres said...

I glanced up at the empty mug on the top of the writing desk above my laptop immediately after reading this...

... but it seems stable enough ;)

LL Cool Joe said...

When I bought my new mac, I had this wonderful wireless keyboard with the computer. I tipped coffee over it and it died. I'd had it less than 24 hours. :D

Pat said...

Kim: read Joe's horror story below and take heed:)

LL Coo Joe: that's just awful. At least this one is practically antedeluvian - and still working. That's sod's law for you.

john.g. said...

OOPS! That is all!

Pat said...

John.G: that's not quite the word I used:)

Ponita in Real Life said...

I've not spilled liquid on mine, but it is often filled with crumbs that must be shaken or vacuumed out. :-\

Macy said...

You'd think Lakeland Plastics would sell a nice keyboard cover.
I think they're missing a major opportunity here. I'll mail them....

angryparsnip said...

Whenever I think of something I should not be doing like your accident, walking with to much stuff in my arms, the minute I think do not drop it, spill it or fall, I do... It is just my luck.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Ponita: I've never tried to vac the keyboard. Good idea.

Macy:It would have to be a cover that you could type through or it would never be on at the right time.

Parsnip: I'm specially careful with stairs and always keep one arm free, even carrying a tray.

lom said...

as long as it's not fizzy pop it will be OK, well this is what I was told by a repairman when I did it. heehee. See we have all done it!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I can top that. I went swimming with my mobile phone in my pocket. In case I got a call at the bottom of the pool, of course.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I must say, I worry about that and I try NOT to drink anything over my Keyboard---Sometimes I eat something, but I am very careful not to eat it over the Keyboard...Because, 'stuff happens', even when you don't want it to....lol! I hope your keyboard keeps working, my dear Pat.

Guyana-Gyal said...

No, no, don't vacuum the keyboard...my friend vacuumed his keyboard and one of the keys disappeared.

How I laughed when he told me.



I'm still laughing.



By the way, does YTL read your blog?

63mago said...

The older keyboards are pretty unempfindlich - impervious? When you open them (six small screws on the backside) you can take them apart easily - and the same way they are put together. The inner parts are easily cleaned. Just allow it all to dry before putting it back together. I once spilled a good beer over a keyboard ...

Reverend Files (Retired) said...

I'm slightly offended at your use of a swear word in the second sentence of your post dear lady. Kindly refrain from using the language of the divil in future please, otherwise you might well find yourself to be expelled from the Devonshire Ramblers Club (we meet every 4th Wednesday of the month except when it rains or my feet hurt)

Nea said...

I could do with a liquid resistant keyboard at work. The last time I was at the dentist, I saw that she was using one and asked her about it. She gave me its name, even offering to write it down for me, but I said I'd remember, and I forgot, until now and you reminded me, but I still can't remember the name of it :(

Ponita in Real Life said...

Obviously, we all need one of these.

Pat said...

Lom: I'm afraid he's wrong in this case:)

UB: fancy doing a silly thing like that. What were you thinking about?

Naomi: it didn't keep working sadly but here I am with a brand new one. Yippee!

GG: MTL doesn't read my blog. I used to read everything to him but than took pity on him and now only read him snippets I think may amuse him.

63mago: now that I have safely got my new one operating I may well take a screwdriver to the other. You have greater faith in my fix-it ability than I do:)

Rev Files Ret:I'm mortified to have slightly offended you dear Rev. Please forgive me and defend me at the Rambler's Club.
Beat wishes to all your motley crew- they are always welcome in this neck of the woods.

Nea: this new one is said to be spill resistant but I'aint going to test it anytime soon:) It's a Kensington - an up-date of my old one. Feels lovely - £9.99!

Ponita: if one had a spill resistant AND one of those you linked it would be a real belt an braces.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

so, is your experience a lesson i should learn the easy way as i remove my own drink sitting here beside my keyboard - crumbs about those crumbs.....do you think tiny flecks of dark rich chocolate will offend the alphabet?

now, if the good reverend finds offense [albeit only slight] over your very ladylike vocabulary here, i'm afraid i shall never be invited to join you and the other good members of the devonshire ramblers club! oh, woe is me! and i do hope you won't allow the reverend's and the club's influence to keep you away from my own little campfire! ;)

Pat said...

Gypsywoman: chocolate and crumbs are safer than liquids in my experience.
The good Rev Ret and his cohorts are not to be taken too seriously and they certainly would not dream of stopping me from visiting your campfire:)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

;) oh, i know, dear lady - the RevRet - i think his preach is much worse than his practice - a shy, quiet, almost timid man, i hear - well, carry on with your new keyboard then - my chocolate waits.... and have a great weekend!

Pat said...

Gypsywoman: perfect description of the preacher man:) You too have a great weekend.

rashbre said...

its not as bad as dropping an iPhone in the loo - which happened around here a while ago.

Pat said...

Rashbre: I hope it was at a not too inconvenient time:)