Monday, February 23, 2009

Out Out Dammed Spot

A strange thing happened yesterday. A water bottle leaped across the room and poured itself onto bwo's Macbook screen. It's remarkable that this machine has survived this long in the festerbestertester household. This family is hard on its electronics. Bno googled the wet screen issue and decided that a combination of silica gel, dry heat and "extreme computing" would diminish the blotch. All this has somewhat helped. The stain at the bottom left of the screen now looks more like a blot in a Rorschach test than the map of Antarctica it resembled yesterday.

I was very well behaved and didn't throw a wobbler. Bwo, somehow omitted mentioning the issue during our many calls yesterday. When I got home, bno was instructed to meet me at the door and talk me down. It worked. I had time to get used to the idea before bwo came home from her meeting. It's testimony to Apple's engineering that this machine works at all. Its been eaten on, used as a tea tray, slept on by cats, spent many a night on the hard floor next to the bed and often rolled off the "lap" of a sleeping bwo. All this while being expected to dominate in hundreds of WordTwist games daily. So then, what's a small damp spot between friends?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the reason you started blogging? Wasn't there a point to it? The whole 80% thing?

blackpetero said...

You are so right anonymous. One of the most 80% things I have come across lately is that 80% of all comments to this dammed blog are from anonymous.

BobA said...

If you can figure out a way for our bwo's to make money playing word twist games on Facebook, I'd love to know.

jozie said...

PeterO, you really make me laugh.