Thursday, January 17, 2013

Writer-porn

Writer-porn  by Maree Anderson  (for Writers Gone Wild)

Hi y'all,

So. It's my birthday on Monday, and the family have been bugging me about what I'd like for a gift. I'd have said "money" or "gift vouchers" but my mom and my in-laws have gotten in first with those. And my family say money and vouchers are "boring".

Boring? I think not!

Anyhow, since the pressure was on for me to come up with something I asked for a new keyboard. You see, my old wireless keyboard started playing up a while back and finally decided to give up the ghost altogether, forcing me to plug in the clunky old reeeeally old keyboard I'd kept as a backup. You know, for when the wireless keyboard runs out of frickin' batteries, and the kids have pinched all my spare batteries... again. (Nothing worse than sitting down to type and having nothing happen because your keyboard's batteries have gone flat. Or your mouse batteries. And then you have to haul out the old dungy keyboard or mouse and find a spare USB port on your harddrive before you can do any work. Neat. Not.)

So DH and the kids hauled me to the local shopping center to check out keyboards. First place had none on display. Duh. Who the heck is going to buy a keyboard they haven't even tried out? Not a writer, that's for sure.

Next place had a bunch of keyboards on display, but they were all on a high shelf. Cue shortass moi standing on tippy-toes, wishing I'd worn heels instead of sneakers, doing the old "The quick brown fox" thing on each keyboard.

Narrowed it down to two keyboards. And one was on special. Score!

Then DH wandered up and pointed out the even fancier version of one of the keyboards I'd chosen sitting on a bottom shelf. Of course this isn't one of the keyboards on display, so I had to go seek a storeperson to take it out of its packaging for me to try. Cue another embarrassing moment of shortass moi standing on tippy-toes with an audience to try out this fancy keyboard... which was so NOT on special. Yikes! But man, was it fabulous. Drool....

So of course I told DH the cheaper one was fine. And, wonderful man that he is, he ignored me, and took the deluxe version up to the counter. Even better, he set it up for me as soon as we got home, and didn't make me wait till Monday... although I suspect that might have a little something to do with the fact my old keyboard is so loud it keeps him awake when I'm pulling a late-nighter. No exaggeration, apparently. DD informed me today she can hear me clicking away from her downstairs bedroom *wince* She, at least, finds the sound "comforting". Unlike poor long-suffering DH.

Wanna see a pic of my wonderful, sleek, smooth, quiet new keyboard (that even has a battery indicator!)?

Here it is:



Mmmhmmm. Now that's what I call writer-porn!

;-)

Maree


3 comments:

Gail Hart said...
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Gail Hart said...

Good for DH, not letting you be all self-sacrificing! Oh, and happy birthday. :-)

Maree Anderson said...

Yeah, he is a sweetie :) And thanks for the birthday wishes, Gail!

 

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