The lamest thing happened to me this afternoon. I spilled soda into my laptop keyboard. I’m not sure yet how I can blame it on Alex, but I’m sure that eventually I will figure out a way.
It sucks. I’m on my secondary laptop right now. (BIG first world problems, I know.)
I only spilled a little soda, and it went into the keyboard, not the ports or anything, but I can sense the aspartame corroding the innards of my computer. It makes me kind of sick every time I think about it.
The computer seems to work fine (knock on wood, knock on wood, oh dear lord, knock on wood), but four of the keys don’t work anymore. I was testing them one by one and writing down the ones that don’t work:
I kid you not.
My computer is laughing at me.
Cruel irony aside, it turns out that they are important letters. Especially if you’re trying to Google something like, “I spilled soda on my keyboard,” or “how do you clean out a laptop keyboard after your husband tricks you into spilling soda on it.”
What I’ve decided to do is power it down and walk away from it for 24 hours or so. I figure that if I ignore it for long enough, it’ll start to work again. Right? Right? Please tell me I’m right.
I’m so screwed.