Why Are There No Letters On My Keyboard?

Cuz I've literally worn them all off by writing. So. Damn. Much. Observe:

*yep*. That's my keyboard. Not to be confused with THIS lovely one. *sigh* I loves the Think Geek precious, I loves it.

Most of it's the freelancing, paying-the-bills type stuff. But sometimes? Y'all. Sometimes it's the type of writing that lands me this:

50065 / 85000 words. 59% done!

And how can you be mad at that? You can't be. Unless you're my husband, who finds himself chagrined when sitting down to use my computer:

Hubs: *hunt* *peck* *hunt. Hunt. Huuunnn--* GOD! I hate typing on this thing!
Me: *innocent* You look at your fingers? *sigh* Move over. I'll drive. Gawd. *smug little smile cuz I gots to fiddy-nine percent on account of them thar letter-less keys. :D


Stina Lindenblatt | April 26, 2010 at 8:37 PM

So there you go. Another advantage of knowing how to type without having to look at the keyboard. :D

Anonymous | April 26, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Okay, so you weren't kidding about not having letters on your keyboard! LOL!

Congrats on the word count. Your keyboard is much used and therefore much loved. ;)

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Zoe C. Courtman | April 26, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Hey, Stina - thanks for commenting :D It's DEFinitely an advantage (except for when it comes to teaching my son to type. Oops!)

Hey, Laura! My husband wishes I were kidding, lol. Used, definitely. Loved? *sigh* Maybe when the writing comes easy - which it has NOT done lately :D But that video over on Elana's blog helps keep things in perspective :D Thanks for stopping by!

Lydia Kang | April 26, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Yep, good thing you don't actually need those letters anymore, right? You've rubbed them right into your skin. You are the letters!

Alexandra Shostak | April 26, 2010 at 9:22 PM

59%!! Hooray, go you! Haha, yeah who looks at the keys when they type? Goodness. :-P

Deb Salisbury | April 26, 2010 at 9:28 PM

LOL! I had wondered how you'd named your blog. Too funny.

That's one way to be sure no one else uses your computer. ;-)

Danyelle | April 26, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Wow! You are amazing! Love this. :) And congrats on your word count!

cipherqueen | April 27, 2010 at 12:51 AM

That's truly admirable... but I can see that happening to my old keyboard (my new one seems to be laminated, tsk). I still two finger type, but I don't look at the keys and can type as fast as any high schooler with all 10. ;D (Assuming they can type)

Congrats on the word count!

The Alliterative Allomorph | April 27, 2010 at 2:20 AM

Wow, that's pretty impressive! LOL Well, it sure tells ya which letters you use the most ;)

Liza | April 27, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Good for you! And, I must say, another reason why our kids should be offered typing lessons before they graduate.

Falen | April 27, 2010 at 10:34 AM

omg i love that keyboard - you could put the keys that you use the most in a certain color. I think it wuld help increase your typing (well if you're like me and watch your fingers)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) | April 27, 2010 at 4:04 PM

OMG that is scary to think you can do that *checks fingers for letters*...but cool. I agree with Liza on the whole typing lessons thing too :)

Lizard301 | April 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

I LOVE THE THINKGEEK KEYBOARD PRECIOUS!!! I want the black one with the LED letters, cuz I prefer my flash to be subtle. It starts out looking unpretentious and mundane, but just when you're about to look away, BLA-DOW! Flash. :)

I wonder if JP can touch type? I'm half tempted to move some letters around on my own keyboard to see..... *rubs hands together mischievously*

Voidwalker | April 27, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Haha, nice picture. I love it. Your husband has a right to be ticked... BUY A NEW KEYBOARD! lol.

Ooh, or you could play a practical joke on him and move some of the keys around, like put the A where the R goes etc...

Zoe C. Courtman | April 27, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Ooh, Lydia, I like the idea that I've absorbed the letters!!

Thanks, Alexandra - I hope to clear 70 % by next week. We'll see, right??

Deb - now there's something I hadn't thought of. Ha! Now I'm never changing keyboards *evil grin*

Thanks, Danyelle. I'm working like hell to find some kind of schedule that will KEEP the word count increasing. Haven't found the one yet...

Haha, Cipherqueen. Don't sweat your personal typing style. Mine's a crazy one, but it works for me!

Ooh, so true, Jessica. I guess now I have to start using words with more Ws and Js in them, lol :D

Hey, Liza. Kids DEFinitely should be typing more!! Especially with all the texting going on :D

I know, right, Falen? Love that keyboard!!

Hiya, Lindsay! I think I just actually have a cheap keyboard, lol :D

LISA!! I love it when you drop in unannounced like that :D I told Kev that ThinkGeek keyboard is MINE come June.

Voidwalker, I like the way you think!!

Lola Sharp | April 27, 2010 at 6:38 PM

My last Dell desktop (my pre-mac life) had the same color keyboard and I wore the same letters off, 'cept my Y and U were gone too. I tried to white permanent marker the letters back on, but they just came right back off.

Maybe husband needs to buy you that rad illuminated rainbow keyboard, if he doesn't like your invisible letters.

Incidentally, my macbook keyboard is still kicking ass and taking names, even after two novels, revisions, blogging, emailing etc. I do have my share of Oreo and Dorito crumbs wedged under a few letters, but so far they still work.

LOVE that you used this to name your blog. Bitchen.

Zoe C. Courtman | April 27, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Hey, Lola! Thanks for dropping in. Mine's not a Dell, but some crappy eMachines brand. *sigh* One of these days, I'll get a REAL machine!! Look out!! LOL. Might be time to go Mac :D

FantasticFiction | April 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Holy crap, wow! You need a new keyboard!

Rayna M. Iyer | May 5, 2010 at 5:07 AM

That sort of describes my keyboard too. Or at least, did. The husband replaced the old one,because he actually looks at the letters while typing.

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