Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Faster Than a Speeding Texter

I had a plan to demonstrate the wonderfulness of my new keyboard through a pictorial spread, but my photographer had to go to work. Instead I have one shot of me typing really fast.

I moved my fingers as fast as I could to make them blurry, but our camera is just too fast. (I'll have to remember that next time I'm complaining because it's too slow.) Then I got the bright idea to take several pictures from the same angle, then I'd lay the photos over each other so the only thing moving would be my fingers (brilliant, eh?) but Ibis was not having it. Even though you can't tell here, trust me, it RAWKS!

I'm also loving my new webcam - I had a two hour show & tell session with a friend last night; my new speakers - I jump with glee every time music booms through the relatively small boxes; and my new mouse - can you say tracking ball and FOUR buttons? And Ibis loves his new laptop too.

Today is Mexican Independence Day and last night there were fireworks in one of the neighborhoods. Normally we see them from our south facing window, but yesterday they were to the east.

Ooh, ahh.

ETA: My bags arrived last night and aside from several tears and a broken handle, everything looks fine.


Janna Qualman said...

lol! Love your post title! And I love the keyboard, looks like a very cool one. You lefty, you. I see that mouse waaaaay over there on the other side...

Yay for the suitcase! Boo for its damage.

Anonymous said...

Wow, ask and you shall recieve! It's funny that I asked to see pictures yesterday and here one is! Yeah, this keyboard is totally awesome and it makes for better touch typing. I have one also (they're standard on all new mac sales) and I really enjoy it. The only thing I don't like is that it makes using a wrist-rest harder, due to the low height of the keys.

Also, yay for lefties!!! I noticed your mouse on the left also, right where mine is too. I honestly think only lefties notice these things.

Enjoy the new keyboard!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Janna. When I started typing the title an older one popped up - apparently I've used Faster Than a... before.

Aaron, you gave me the idea! I wanted to post about the keyboard before I bought it but Apple doesn't have a very good picture of it. I can't stop talking about how wonderful it is, so I figured a post was appropriate.

Yes, lefties rock. I thought I'd also mention that I put on shorts just for the photo.

Janna Qualman said...

And you were wearing what before?

Melanie Avila said...

Same top, just no shorts. Thank God, too, because I just saw a NFL player's blog where he took a picture of the team playbook but didn't realize his penis was in the picture. Naked blogging is bad!

spyscribbler said...

Longer blogs, woo-hoo! I'm so glad you're home and safe. And your bags, too! New computers rock. How to live without a computer? Somedays I think I could sooner live without a brain!

WendyCinNYC said...

I need a new keyboard. Jealous.

Anonymous said...

You know.... I sat here wondering for about 10 minutes why you mentioned the whole shorts thing and wrote it off as just a joke I didn't get. I'm glad you clarified it! Additionally, naked photo shoots posted to blogs would be a bad thing. lol.

Wendy, those keyboards are USB and should work on a PC. They're not too expensive and you can get them at any Apple store!

Melanie Avila said...

Really Spy? Longer blogs? Oy. :)

Wendy, I don't think I can fully explain HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS THING!

Aaron, I joke on AW about my lack of pants a lot. I forgot some of you may not realize that.

Robin said...

I still didn't get the part about the shorts until I read the comments all the way down! I thought maybe you changed from pants to shorts to show off your tan. I am getting demented. I knew it!
Great looking computer! Will look forward to many wonderful blogs from it. And your hands do look sort of blurry. Very fast.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, you made me snort!

(that actually happens a lot - I'm easily amused - but still)

Ibis kept telling me to type faster... if only you could have seen my face! I felt like Colby in one of her videos. :)

Nadine said...

I like your new keyboard!!!
*looks down at keyboard*
I want one like yours...

Great that your bags arrived safely!!!