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19 October 2006 @ 08:39 pm
Somewhere around 900 words this morning I caught a cold, and by 1500 words I had to take some cold medicine, which has resulted in a very floaty head. I can't tell if it's now wearing off, causing my head to be newly floaty, or ... that's probably it, but man. Woogh.

Uh. Man. Having a hard time focusing. Took about 3 hours to get the first thousand words this morning, which was just awful. I seriously wanted to give up and just crawl into bed, which would have been extremely counterproductive. But now I think (I hope and pray) I've gotten through the sloggy bit and can charge on. Ended up with 5100 words after it all, so...well, thank God. :) Oh, and I hit 475 pages. *tired laugh* Yesterday shadowhwk said she could take a look at the part I was stuck at, if I wanted, and I was like, "Oh god no, it's already 450 pages long, that's too much to ask anybody to slog though," and she went, "!" and said, "I was thinking of the beginning part where you're having trouble," but sadly, I was starting at page 322, which would require a lot of slogging to get to. :)

I checked today. I do in fact, as I believed, use the left shift key almost exclusively. I couldn't find anything I used the right one for in the several sentences I Typed Like This To See Which Shift Key I Used While Making Up Words Like Zuggaboo To Check Letters I Don't Use That Much Because I Couldn't Think of Alpha Beta Carrot or whatever it is. :) But to make up for it, I only hit the spacebar with my right thumb. :)

wow. teh tired, teh tired.

Ted and I finished watching season 1 of Tru Calling, and are pre-emptively disappointed it got cancelled in season 2, because the season finale pretty much rocked, and set up a great antagonistic dynamic for Tru. We really enjoyed it. And we bought season 5 Smallville and accidentally watched the entire first DVD last night. Last night? Night before? Night before, I think. Ted worked last night. The days, they are blurring.

ok, i got nothin' else. :)

miles to Isengard: 309
ytd wordcount: 348,400 (wow)
Current Mood: lethargichead-floaty
Current Music: phantom of the opera
desperancedesperance on October 19th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
I am myself a nine-fingered typist (I learned from A System that my big sister was allegedly using, and The System declared that there was no use for the left thumb, and lo, it was so), tho' this may possibly change if I ever get my yearned-for Maltron keyboard, where proper usage may demand double-thumbing on the separate spacebars. But I do cross-shift automatically, depending on where the shifty character is, and can't really imagine why one wouldn't (unless, of course, one was a heretic who had not signed up to The System).

Tired. Yes. I am sitting here in my bathrobe, with water in my ears, and just spent a full five seconds trying to remember if I'd had my bath or not. I shall blame it grandly on Teh Sickness, and take the cat to bed.
kitmizkit on October 20th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
My own work keyboard is totally split: http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/evolution.htm (photos of mine, and my captain's chair, are, um, here: http://photos.mizkit.com/haus/haus_014 (that and the next couple). It was when I started using that keyboard that I discovered I only hit the spacebar with my right thumb. :)

And I did learn to counter-shift when I learned to type, but as some point, probably a very long time ago, I ceased doing that. I suspect it has something to do with the pinched nerve in my back, which is aggravated by use of the right pinky (it's the ulnar nerve that's pinched). Probably when it started to hurt to use the right shift, I stopped doing it. But it could go back before then. No idea. :)
desperancedesperance on October 20th, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
Ooh - that is a very cool workstation. No desk, though, no clutter - where do you put Things? How do you have Things, with nowhere to put them? (Okay, I guess that's the point, but - coffee! Wine! Cat! Books! Paper! Where does it all go...?
kit: lucyhelpsmizkit on October 20th, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
Well, my actual current workstation has a desk for the monitor (as this house is a rental, and I don't especially like putting holes in the walls of rentals), but much of the idea was in fact to *not* be able to pile crap around me. I do paper edits at the kitchen table, usually, or on the couch in the living room, so the general workspace is uncluttered. And the cat goes on my lap, obviously (see userpic)! I do love my setup, though. :) (she says, as she tries hard to avoid it, as should be clear by the fact that i'm answering LJ comments instead of, y'know, *working*...)