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This is what we call an exercise in touch typing. Or actually, since I can see the keys just fine, but can't read the monitor, I guess it'd be whatever the opposite of touch typing is. (Answer: what I do all the time, since I can't type without looking at the keys anyway)

So about 5 minutes ago, my monitor exploded. The "with smoke" kind of explodeing. Though not the "with sparks" kind (except for Hal, since I was watching my QAF dvds. wolfling says obviously they were too hot for my monitor to handle). Nor, luckily, the "with fiery pieces flying off into the room" kind. Just the kind where I have no horizontal hold now, and the screen keeps collapsing in on itself, about every half second. I can see just enough to fumble my way around the screen to click on things, but reading is a bust, clicking on anything smaller than an icon (like, say, the "X" button on a program) is a challenge worthy of... somebody who, unlike me, is not going to have a migraine in the next 30 seconds.

Thus, apologies for those typos that I can't actually see, much less spellcheck, and I'm offline until tomorrow, when I can head off to Best Buy and pick up a new monitor. Hopefully. And cat litter. Not that they sell that at Best Buy, or that the need for same is caused by my exploded monitor. But you know. While I'm out.

P.S. So not going to be a Brian/Justin shipper. I think, Though famous last words and all, and I'll be happy to eat crow if 2 dvd sets from now I'm saying otherwise. Not that I don't think they belong together, because they probably do. I just don't like either of them all that much. There are things about Brian that I admire, and he's certainly hot, but I wouldn't want to actually know the guy. Whereas Michael, Ted, and Emmett, I like as people, not larger-than-life figures. I am told that things smooth out and get better both character and plot-wise once US stops following the UK outline, so I'll keep that in mind. (Probably doesn't help that I'm firmly in the Stuart/Vince camp, but then, I don't really like Brian/Michael as a couple either [granted I'm only on about ep5, though I've also seen the Michael's 30th Birthday ep, which I think is ep11] so it may be more about Brian very much not being Stuart, than the shipping preferences. Brian so far is still getting on my nerves because *everything* he says, he says in a breathy, come-fuck-me voice, like he's high or about to come, and that is actually not sexy when the line is "I'll have a cheeseburger and fries, thanks."


2004-11-06 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thus, apologies for those typos that I can't actually see, much less spellcheck

Ironically, you typed letter perfect not being able to see. ;)


2004-11-07 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee! I could see a tiny bit -- not enough to tell where my cursor was except by erasing the previous letter, etc. And there are 2 typos, one of which isn't readily obvious because it's a comma that was supposed to be a period.


2004-11-06 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

It is touch typing because in theory, you're not using your eyes ... or at least the typing teacher is yelling at you if you are looking. Speaking of which, did you know that the style for wordprocesors using proportional fonts is to only use *one* space after the puncutation at the end of a sentence? oh the hell am I supposed to break that hard wiring! LOL You'll note that I haven't ;-)


2004-11-07 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)

But I'm looking at the keyboard. I don't think I'm allowed to look at the keyboard, am I?


2004-11-06 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Stuart Alan Jones will always be better than Brian Kinney in MY book. Not speaking generally, just for myself and my own preferences. I think it's the Irish accent that does it.


2004-11-07 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

I think they're very different guys, at least from my non-British pov on Stuart's personality, and the fact that I've only seen UK series 2.

Brian is physically better-looking, and I can see where he's meant to be hotness incarnate, but so far his personality puts me off.

That wasn't me. Heee!


2004-11-07 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Carole used my laptop last night. This comment was from her.

Strangely enough I agree with Carole. :D I like Gale Harold as Brian, but he seems like he's trying too hard. I agree that he's better looking than Aidan Gillien. When I first saw ads for QaFUS I thought 'He looks a bit like Simon LeBon from Duran Duran', so yeah, cute.

Just wondering?


2004-11-06 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Have you had warnings that this might occur, such as the sceen 'spitting/zapping' at you and the picture flickering for that moment?

I ask because currently that's what my screen has been doing for approx 3mths. Just wondering if I have a new screen in my future.

Either way, I'm sorry you've had to fork out money in this unexpected way.

Re: Just wondering?


2004-11-07 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

No spitting or zapping; there was some flickering (notable changing of screen size, then flicking back to the proper one) a while back, but that righted itself and everything's been fine for the last month or so. Then suddenly "tssssstttttt...smoke! Oh shit!"


2004-11-07 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)

In honor of International Feedback Day, I'm writing to thank you for all the gorgeous Spander you've shared with us through the years.


2004-11-07 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you so much!


2004-11-07 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Sorry about your monitor woes =/


2004-11-07 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have a new one! *points*

Um. New to me. Old to somebody else. But it's bigger, and it only cost 40$.


2004-11-07 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay! Now you can view even bigger pensises!

What? We were all thinking it.


2004-11-07 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)



2004-11-07 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

I love Vince, so that's maybe why after S2 Michael still gets on my nerves. He's whiny, a lot less likable than Vince, etc, etc. Although, for once (it's a miracle! *g*) the US version of a tv show is as good (if not better in certain aspects) as the UK one, the characters are not the same and it shows in my reactions to them. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the characters after you've seen... say the entire first season.


2004-11-07 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)


So far, though I agree Michael is whiny, he's not really annoying me too much. I loved Vince too (admittedly that's based on only having seen series 2 UK) but Michael has an edge that I didn't see in Vince. Vince was extremely loveable, but there's a sarcastic undercurrent in Michael that I rather like.