Thursday, February 16, 2006

The TMI Files. Don't Drink And Type.

I just bought myself a new keyboard. I found out the hard way that drink-typing is bad for your (computer's) health.

Last night I was having a glass of wine as I was catching up on the news online (Falcon Ridge 2005 semillon chardonnay), when my mobile phone buzzed. Unfortunately for me, I had the ringtone set to 'vibrate', which it did just as I was lifting the glass.

I jumped out of my skin, the wine went all over the keyboard, and it was all over bar the shouting.

I guess I should be grateful, though - it's the first time that ever happened to me!

Will it be the last?

6 Comments:

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Ben Ze'ev said...

Chardonnay ???? RWDB drinking CHARDONNAY ???????

Btw, a RWDB I have heard of here in Sydney runs an occasional RWDB event called "Reclaim the Chardonnay".

Kudos for your dinoblogging efforts! Suggested additions:
"The New York Times", "The Age" and "The European Union".

Ben Ze'ev.

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

I don't usually drink chardonnay, 6D. Prefer a savignon blanc or sav blanc semillon. This one is really nice,though.

 
At 1:13 AM, Blogger Olivia said...

I don't like Chardonnay. Especially the stuff that tastes like tree. I've had the unwooded stuff but still don't like it. I'm just not a white wine fan. Give me a good Cab Sav, a Shiraz or a Merlot, or a blend of any of those, and I'm in heaven. Penfold's Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cab is my favourite. Just about any South Australian wine is my favourite actually. One day I'd like to tour through their wineries over a couple of weeks.

Haven't spilled any wine on my keyboard. Yet. Every so often I flip it upside down and give it a few whacks. Out comes all manner of crumbs and mysterious debris. Dead ants too. Pretty gross.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger Nilk said...

I'm not a big red drinking. If I am drinking that, it needs to be a merlot blend or something like it.

I don't have the tolerance I used to, so a glass or white every now and then is pretty much all I need.

As for gunky keyboards, I've never found dead ants in mine. Just cat hair and crap. Mind you, my old one was 10 years old, so I got good use out of it.

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Jai Normosone said...

The closest I get to drinking a red is strawberry flavoured milk. The upside is that I'm always the DD and there's no doubt that people will get home alive (well, discounting the driving of others...) :)

I've got to try one of those Vodka mudshake things one day though... will wait until with friends - not inclined to drink on my own.

HA! At least I'm not the only one that jumps when the phone goes off sometimes! :D

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

I don't usually jump, but this time I did. Grrr.

Although, the new keyboard is good value. And it was cheap, too, which works for me. I don't need anything fancy - so long as I can type and hit enter I'm fine.

At the moment I've got the phone on silent so it won't startle me, so it's not a problem.

 

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