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02 October 2007 @ 05:12 pm
A drive-by about Donovan, my keypad and whatnot...  
Hi all!

Yes, I am still here! My laptop has been fixed...sort of and I still have to use a mouse because the touch pad is toast. Still, I'm mobile again. For the time being. I need to take it to the Apple store to get it fixed completely.

BTW, when I say the laptop is 'fixed,' I mean we had to get a new keypad installed. When hubby called around, he was told to put the keypad into the oven at really really low temps and keep it in there to dry out.

So he did and then he put it back in and it was still toast. So he put it back in the oven and I said 'This is stupid. Get a new keypad or get me a new laptop.' So he ordered a new keypad and forgot that the old one was in the oven until...

Alex decided to make brownies and didn't check the oven. This is what a keypad looks like when it's been cooked:


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Yep...it's toast.

Even though we're getting it fixed this week, I think I know what my Christmas prezzie is gonna be...:)

So I now have semi-laptop capacity today and tomorrow again which means I can write and such until I take it in. Using the iMac in the office is such a pain but I'm gonna give it a shot.

There are other things going on (mainly the kids and the shop) that I don't want to get into right now but it'll all be okay.

I've also requested to have some time just for me so I can write and communicate with everyone on lj (or ij or gj). I think I made my point clear.

Yeah...right.

I'll be spending time tonight responding back to my fb (I'm so behind...:P)

One quick thing before I go...

Under the cut is a piccie of Donovan in Griffon's Halloween costume.



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I wish I could do the whole sepia tone thing and put a faux WANTED border around it. LOL!

I'll talk to you all soon.

Love and smooches!!!
 
 
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Chaos..panic..disorder...my work here is done.: Trex-little armsjillapet on October 3rd, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
You BAKED. Your. KEYPAD.

You SO win at the crazy...

*licks you*
Maria: Happy Tree Friends ketchup in earsslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
I KNOW!!!!

Pet? *gives Spike pouty face*

Could you please please please make me an icon of my keypad?

Something like 'I'll be out for a bit...' or no no no!

Better yet!

THIS IS MY KEYPAD IN THE OVEN...ANY QUESTIONS?

LOL!

*licks you back and gropes you*
my2cats: words of wisdommy2cats on October 3rd, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
ROFLMAO!!!

*Baked Keyboard*...is there a special recipe you are using,lol

Your little Desperado is so cute.
Maria: Spudyman/Alex OTPslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
I know...I know...

Yes, the recipe is called KEYPAD FLAMBE and you can find it in my cannibal cookbook under BONE-HEADED DAUGHTER AND HUBBY. :P

He is such a cutie here. God! My heart melted when he came out dressed like this. :)

And I LOVE that icon! Are there more like that one?
(no subject) - my2cats on October 3rd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
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snow_white79snow_white79 on October 3rd, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
LOL, baking your keypad is def one of those 'this one time at band camp' type of stories that will NEVER get old. ROFLOL... sorry, I know I shouldn't really laugh, but it really is pretty funny!!!
The pic of Donovan is soooo cute. My little boy is dressing up as Buzz Lightyear, and I have to say that I keep cracking up when he wears it because he makes this 'i'm really serious' face and it's just.... hahahahaha.... can I add a picture of it here? I have no idea how... but you'd laugh, I know it.
Maria: Nosferatuslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Hey you! I know you! I just friended you so you can see my locked posts where I posted pics of the kids. I don't know why I forgot to f-lock this one. I just went over to your journal and I saw the pic and OMG! He's so cute and you're right...it's that 'I'm really serious' face. LOL!

Donovan is actually going to be a Jedi (you'll see that one in the last post) and Rowan Princess Leia. The Desperado costume is Griffon's.

And yes, It is funny. Don't worry about hurting my feelings. We all got a good laugh out of it.

That is...after I stopped crying...
bodleianbodleian on October 3rd, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Well, this is one way of getting a new computer.The keyboard looks very interesting. I've borrowed one of my school's brand new macbooks to try out at home. I use a mac mini normally. Because I am a high school librarian the government let's me salary sacrifice for a new computer if I want and I am planning on doing this next year. I think that I will get a new macbook with the leopard operating system. Should be good. I'm not giving up my mac mini though - it's too good. I think that I deserve to have 2 computers if I want.
Maria: Frodo doesn't live here anymoreslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
See? That's what I thought. I need to have this fixed though. Even if I get a new one soon (like Christmas maybe? Yes? Maybe? *crosses fingers*)

We have so many friggin macs in this house. I have my laptop. Mallory has Alex's old ibook which is smaller. Megan has an imac. Griffon has an imac (the one I'm using also now). Joe (hubby) has a super G5. Alex has the latest imac which is totally awesome and hubby also has a laptop (older model though).

Yet, I can't seem to find private time to write. *huffs*

I know the mac mini. I've heard those are great.
firehead30firehead30 on October 3rd, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
So like tasty
Maria, what sort of sauce will you serve with the keypad? I think a nice buttersauce would be lovely. I must confess though, I am stymied as to weather or not you should use fresh beef stock or chicken stock.

YOU BAKED YOUR KEYPAD, that is so filled with the awesome.

I once accidently washed my cell phone and tried to blow it dry, but your baked keypad so freaking wins.

And speaking of winning Donovan totally wins the utter cutness award in his Halloween costume!


*smooches madly*
Maria: BJ Halloweenslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Re: So like tasty
I was thinking of a nice turkey stock...in keeping with the season. :)

I KNOW!!! Can you believe it? I should go down in the BONEHEAD HALL OF SHAME on lj. Do they have that community somewhere? LOL!

My cell phone got wet about a month ago and hubby dried it out with one of his tools. IT WORKED! It didn't go so good for the keypad though...

Actually, that's Griffon's costume. Donovan is going as a Jedi knight. Griffon put all that stuff on him when he got the costume. Big brothers, you know. :)

*smooches and licks you*
shadownycshadownyc on October 3rd, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Cooking a key pad is a new one on me.

You win the trophy for creative way to get a new computer. ;b

Your little Wyatt Earp is adorable.
Maria: Nosferatuslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Cooking a key pad is a new one on me.

Well you know me, if there is a new way to do something, I'll find it. LOL!

Hubby cooked the keypad (actually, Alex did) and he feels guilty now. I can see that ibook shaped Christmas package now...

He is Wyatt Earp, innit he? If I added an Indian blanket, he could be one of Clint Eastwood's characters. :)
singlewoman: snickersinglewoman on October 3rd, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHA!! Baking your keyboard ranks up there with my friend who drank her husband's contacts.

You slay me and in such a good way!.

Your little desperado is adorable. What about the rest of you brood, have they decided on costumes?

Hugs
Maria: My Fandom has chainsawsslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
She DRANK her hubby's contacts! Oh God! Oh God! That's too funny. LOL LOL LOL!!!!

I always say that lj friends who slay together, stay together.

Donovan is actually going to be a Jedi knight. You can catch what he's going to wear one post back. Rowan'll be Princess Leia and Griffon will be the desperado.

We go all out at Halloween. :)

*hugs you back*
mdlawmdlaw on October 3rd, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Hey, did the keys pop off like popcorn? m :)
Maria: Danny Equus Unstable Boyslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Yep! They did! We made our own Jiffy Pop Keypad.

*shakes head in shame*
Jude: facesflashfly on October 3rd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Don't get rid of the remains of the keypad. There's a community somewhere out there on the internets that WILL award you a grand prize for this. You might win a trip to Steve Gates house. Seriously.
Maria: Hudson Game Over Manslave_o_spike on October 3rd, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
You mean Bill? I've seen his house...along with his imported oak trees. *snicker*

Too late. I've already gotten rid of the remains. I know. I know. I just don't like to keep stuff like that around.

Of course, I do have the recipe now...

LOL!
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critic75critic75 on October 3rd, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
Beautiful picture of the popcorn purgatory and Griffon's Halloween costume and TV, but where is Donovan? I see a cheek and maybe a nose, maybe not. No matter, he will be adorable in his Jedi outfit, and score lots and lots of candy.
Looking forward to some of that promised free time you are to be gifted with, and the fruit of the creative muse.

The holiday they created in your honor will soon be here with monsters, aliens, vampires, the deranged and absurd, to stimulate the imagination and cause a wellspring of words to flow forth from your mighty laptop.
Maria: Gale Misunderstood Cannibalslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Donovan's there...somewhere. LOL! Yes, I did do a Jiffy Pop with my keypad.

Only me. *shakes head*

Well, I actually have SO many ideas but I must choose carefully what I want to write or I won't get anything written. Besides updating Justins Baby and *crosses fingers* the cannibal fic, I have a strange crossover planned.

ALSO, I just started a new comm in keeping with the halloween spirit. You must check it out!

Also, I need to find creepy eyes and angry teeth for my trees in my forest. I want to make it look like my trees are going to eat people. :)
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Maria: Bad Mommyslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
Yes. The answer is yes, I am that crazy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the imac.

The only problem is that it's in the office, where everybody walks by and there's just no privacy. I hate writing while everyone's looking over my shoulder.

Things are getting sorted out - never fear. :)
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Maria: BJ Halloweenslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
qaf_maniac altered one for me with a chainsaw but it was too big. :(
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Bluemchenkaffee: galebluemchenkaffee on October 3rd, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
That's so hilarious!
Here in Germany we have a TV show about strange experiments. Maybe I can write them a letter about a new idea for their show: What happens to a keypad when you cook it? :))

I always love the pictures of your cute kids but I think this time the keypad was my favorite. ;)

I hope you'll have some time to write a new chapter of "Justin's baby". Can't wait to read more.

Susanne
Maria: Danny Equus Unstable Boyslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Well you have my permission to show them the photo. LOL!

Yeah, the keypad does win, hands (and keys down).

I am making time for a new chappie. Never fear. :)
girloftheburbs: Laughing Galegirloftheburbs on October 5th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Oh yea, you're back, Maria!! So sorry to hear about your keypad... It looks pretty well done, LOL! I don't think I've ever seen one like that before. :D

Donovan looks so adorable in his costume!


Okay, now that you have a semi-functional computer, you'll be updating "Justin's Baby" soon, right? ;) whee!!

Hugs! Nicole
Maria: Justin's Babyslave_o_spike on October 5th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
And you shall never see one like it again. LOL!

It's actually Griffon's. Griffon just put it on him for fun. He'll be going as a Jedi knight.

Yes, I am writing now as we speak. *hugs you back*