Teletyping

I’m trying to type without making any noise because everyone else is asleep (this is the only time I can think in complete thoughts). That’s pretty much impossible though since Toshiba put tiny clickers under each of these keys on the keyboard. Good thing I don’t have nails or else it would be double tap tap tapping. This bothers Du like nothing else. Well, it bothers him a lot when I eat M&Ms too. Something about hollow teeth or me purposely crunching loudly. If I had a bag I’d start munching now ’cause I couldn’t make much more noise than I already am and chocolate sounds divine at this moment.

It would be great if someone would invent a way for me to think what I want to type and have it show up on the screen, no?! No noise. No typos. Heck, no effort. Just think and type. Knowing my propensity to stick my foot in my mouth I would think a very ugly thought and think-hit the enter key before I could monitor what my brain was doing. It has a mind of its own, you know.

Oh come on, you know you have those ugly thoughts too. Not that I have them a lot, but I am getting better at controlling mine so I guess the teletyping would not be my friend. Can we all agree though that I will shout “I thought of that first!” when the technology does finally emerge? Unless the technology is already out there. Then I just need a subscription to Popular Science. And a teletyping speed monitor with a manual enter button override. I am going to patent that.

Lots of things to tell you about that will just have to wait. If you’re friends with me on Facebook you already have an advantage. What we’ve been doing. Where we’ve been going. Things we’ve been seeing. It includes church in a movie theater. And no, that’s not worshipping at the throne that is whatever the current “it” movie is. What is “it” btw?

Quick list:

  • Nationals baseball game (technically the previous week, but I haven’t talked about it)
  • Alexandria’s 260th birthday party
  • Utz potato chip factory tour
  • Utz potato chip gorging (chocolate covered ones are the best)
  • Play grounds
  • Magicians
  • Mad scientists
  • Libraries and their summer reading programs
  • Harmonicas
  • Horse petting and feeding (including Sgt York, the one that carried Pres. Reagan’s boots in the stirrups for the funeral procession. Great story here.)
  •  (Used) horse shoes
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • National Parks Passport
  • Malls
  • Malls
  • More malls
  • Parks
  • Parks
  • More parks
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry at 5 bucks a week
  • Oh yeah, and church in a movie theater

What did you do this past week?

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6 thoughts on “Teletyping

  1. Danyelle says:

    Have you ever read Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series? In one of those books (not the first one, but I can’t remember exactly which one) Ender has a thought technology dealie. (He names her. Jane I think.) Jane doesn’t read his thoughts exactly, she is implanted in his ear/throat and reads his sub-vocalization. So just get yourself a Jane and you’re good to go.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/12/voiceless-microphone.html

    Oh, but I don’t think they have the technology to allow you to sub-vocalize and crunch M&M’s with hollow teeth at the same time. Not yet.

  2. Y’all stay so busy. Meanwhile, it’s all we can do to muster the strength to walk down to our pool. Then we jump and splash and flail about like mad dogs, before staggering back up to the house and collapsing into a heap of wet limbs.

    It’s why we have the pool, aka vacation in the backyard.

    I need to see pictures of all this.

  3. Du says:

    I love you! I know you don’t type any louder than I do (I can’t say that on the chip or candy crunching 🙂 , but its my inability to focus on reading that is the problem. If I put in ear plugs, then we can’t talk. If I don’t put in ear plugs, I just hear all of the noises and can’t concentrate. I’ll have to work on that! I can’t ask you to not snack – that’s your life blood 🙂
    XOXO

  4. That sounds like you’ve been busy!

    Isn’t there a way to turn off the keyboard sounds?

    The church sounds cook, but I can beat your movie theater church…in Topeka, I attended a church in bar. I guess they trusted that we wouldn’t steal the booze!!!

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