February 25, 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to the studio...losing control, David Campbell and those darn fullstops!

***I've decided that I need to share more of myself as a person, so I am going to. Of course if you are only here for the art and you want to skip the ramblings then avoid reading any of my posts that are titled "a funny thing happened on the way to the studio".

This morning I was typing on my laptop and noticed some of the keys were sticking...could this be because I type while I snack? Who knows? I have had the laptop for two years and have never cleaned it...so today I ripped the keys off and lined them up next to me so they wouldn't get jumbled.
There was enough blue and black hair to crotchet a small doilie...there were what appeared to be crumbs of corn ships...which makes me hungry for chicken enchiladas!...don't ask!...it's just the way my brain works. I also found fragments of paper, fibers, fusible film and what I believe to be the limbs of a gummy bear!...I envision some sort of gummy bear mafia stashing the body parts of some problem-causing gummy bear under my keys.

I cleaned the mess, and began replacing the keys when the phone rang *insert absence while on phone call for approx three minutes*

I return and sit down to continue...all the while listening to the crooning of David Campbell *insert dreamy eyes*
I picked up the right angle bracket key and swipe it with my cloth...damn...can't get that dot off!...it took me about five minutes to realise that the dot is in fact a full stop...my excuse is that I was distracted whilst listening to David Campbell!...back to the keys...I see one is missing...I try to think what it could be...not that it matters because it's friggin missing! *insert puzzled look and growing frustration as I rearrange the lounge room to find the missing key* twenty minutes later I find it sitting by the phone...and what had I lost?...I had lost CTRL (control).


Jenni Hodge said...

Oh how I love you Linda! I feel a little more normal each time i stop by. I loooove your new designs too :-)

Crafting Queen said...

Love this post, hope your got back your 'control'! :)

Diane Kelsey said...

Glad you found all the keys. Never knew you could take the keyboard apart to clean it. A friend of mine has a can of air to clean her's, but my is still as the factory made it, plus god know what hidden away,

sandra de said...

You are so funny, good to see you found control.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the smile- I understand about how hard it can be to be more personal on your blog- it's a struggle for me too:)
Anyways, I'm so glad I found you at OWOH and I laughed and commiserated with your key board story- and losing control; LOL- how perfect is that?

Laura Spano said...

ok, I didn't know you could do that so I tried and POP, right off. ick. Also my screen is semi-detached because my daughter used it as a makeshift dance floor (she was only 18 months at the time) while is was open since I had music playing. Love this post

D' Mommy said...

hahaha what a fun post, I don't really like going thru all that to clean my keyboard what I do I take advantage when my hubby is cleaning his and I say "hey honey while you at it could please clean mine" So he does it. Thanks for sharing : )