Jennifer Hillier

writing all in lowercase just isn’t my style, dude

May 6, 2010 | Uncategorized

My computer is fucked.

the other day, one of my keys was sticky, so like I’ve always done, I pulled off the key and cleaned underneath it.  Pulled out more than just a few cat and kitten hairs, some mysterious food particles, and tons o’ dust. this, of course, made me want to pull off just about all the keys to clean out the crap that’s gotten trapped underneath.  seriously, have you checked your keyboard lately?   Have you really looked at it?  Is it gross?  I’m betting it is.

the keys to my Dell laptop snap back on very easily. always have, and I’ve never had any problems with functionality after cleaning… until now. for some reason, I must have done something differently because the following keys are now loose, stick, and/or require a helluva pounding to work:

Print screen
shift (right side)
caps Lock
alt (right side)

this is kind of/sort of/most definitely a motherfucking pain in the pass.  Yes, I’m swearing.   I can swear because this is my blog and if the excessive cursing bothers you then you can just skip this post but I’m frustrated as fuck-all and there has to be nothing more irritating to a writer than trying to write a novel when the above keys do not work properly111

See that?  those 111‘s are supposed to be !!! but I didn’t hit the shift key hard enough.  and all the sentences in this post that don’t begin with a capital letter are because that damned shift key doesn’twork. and there should be a space between doesn’t and work but the backspace key is fucked up so iif I make a typo it’s a pain in the ass to correctit.
Oh and I forgot to mention that the enter key doesn’t work either, so creating new paragraphs is also a pain in the ass.

I took this as a sign that it was time to buy a new computer.  I’ve heard too many horror stories about repair shops and since I was planning on buying a new computer in the fall anyway, I figured I might as well buy one now. this one is starting to show it’s age.  and I’d really like a bigger screen.  so I ordered a new computer yesterday, and yep, I’m pretty excited about it.

In the meantime, I’ll be writing, but probably not for extended periods of time.  because after an hour or so I feel like I want to kill something.

and this post looks all wrong to me but I can’tbe bothered to fix it.