The Booze to Keys

I've got a lowball glass here full of Aberfeldy 12 year old single malt Scotch whiskey, a little Perrier, and one giant 2"x2" ice cube. I was swirling it around in my glass to mix things up all posh like and wound up sploshing a big splash of it on my HP KU-0841 keyboard in the process. This serves me right for getting all bougie with my booze handling.

It's not like this is the first time this kind of thing has ever happened with me. I am reminded of an occasion, many years ago, when I tipsily spilled a Yuengling lager on my keyboard and shorted out the left shift key and spacebar. At this point in time I was living in my parents' basement and scrounging around for spare change to buy cigarettes, so I certainly didn't have money on hand to run out and buy a new keyboard. In those days a cheap one would run you 50 or 60 bucks. It took me a couple of weeks to scrape up the money to mail order the cheapest model I could find online and then another week before it was delivered. So, for about 3 weeks, I had to cut and paste the spaces into everything I wrote orelseeverythingIwrotelookedlikethis.

Fast forward to 2014 and I'm pretty sure you could submerge an HP KU-0841 in dirty dishwater overnight, sponge it off the next morning, and it would work just fine. You can pick one up for yourself for under $25. We've come a long way, keyboards and I. Sure, we're still doing pretty much the exact same things we've always been doing, but we're much better at it anymore. To be fair, most of the credit is due the keyboard. I pretty much just follow along behind while it takes me to interesting places.