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Nov. 17th, 2004

I'm practicing mousing with my left hand today because my right thumb is...acting kind of weird.  Like I get little pains and stuff and I don't want to be one of those sorry-ass employees who walks around wearing bowling gloves.  And also, what if my right arm got hacked off by a machete-weilding lunatic?  What would I do then?  WHAT WOULD I DO THEN?!

It's going pretty good.  Highlighting is a little tricky but far from undoable.

I'm also still starving.  I'm going to put my manicotti in the microwave while my patient is still on the table.

I just reached my right hand out for the mouse which is on the left side of my keyboard.

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hamadryad
Nov. 17th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC)
Did you remember to change it to left-handed settings? Because, dude, it matters.

You probably did.
democritus
Nov. 17th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
I was JUST thinking that. I'm going to do it now. It's too hard to double click with your middle finger. ;-)

Thanks!
democritus
Nov. 17th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
Aaahhh much easier!
hamadryad
Nov. 17th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah...it helps billions to have the more-clicky button under your index finger. :D
vengeant
Nov. 18th, 2004 02:24 am (UTC)
And also, what if my right arm got hacked off by a machete-weilding lunatic? What would I do then? WHAT WOULD I DO THEN?!

Clearly, you'd get a wooden false arm. Duh.
metrochic
Nov. 18th, 2004 06:07 am (UTC)
I just restarted a book and the nutball girl does crazy crap like pretend she only has one arm in case she ever loses the other in a freakish woodchopping accident. Puts one in a sling and everything.
democritus
Nov. 18th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
What book?
metrochic
Nov. 18th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC)
Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore. Here's a sample:

As I rushed to his office, I wondered if I would be able to brief him in only ten minutes if I didn't have a tongue. I could probably come close if I was equipped with markers and flip charts and more advanced charade talents than I currently possessed, but it would be tough. I'd been told I had very expressive eyes though, so as long as I could use those...oooh, no tongue and blind, now that would probably stump me. How exactly would I go about --

"Can I help you with something?"

Senator Gary's sarcastic impatience put an end to my planning by alerting me that I must have been standing in his office looking like an entraced idiot for a good ten seconds. After a quick calculation I decided to pass on explaining that I had been musing a blind, tongueless existence and just get straight to the briefing.
democritus
Nov. 18th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
OK, that sounds awesome.
metrochic
Nov. 18th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
I'll send it to you when I'm done. :)
democritus
Nov. 18th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
Put yourself in there too.
metrochic
Nov. 18th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC)
See, now *that's* what I'm talking about.

Say it with me: NoLA, NoLA, NoLA!
berlinvirus
Nov. 18th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Frankly speaking - i think I could learn to do most anything left handed. wiping my ass comes to mind as the thing that would be the most difficult to master.

democritus
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I could see a lot of "dirty fingers" trying to get the hang of that.
democritus
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
HEY!
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