Thursday, May 13, 2010


This is my Microsoft Trackball, which I L-O-V-E and can't imagine living without.  If you click on the picture, a larger one (hopefully) will open, and you'll be able to see the arrows pointing to the miniscule beads which allow the ball to "connect" as it directs the cursor/pointer where you want it.  The arrow with a yellow star points to the one bead that has a proclivity to fall out and roll to Lostville unless/until I'm able to locate it.  The first time it came out, I was aware of what had happened and was fortunate enough to find it . . . on the Berber carpet!  This afternoon, I may have had a little fit because the Trackball was being sluggish.  I may have slapped and pushed it to the point of sending that one little bead to Lostville.  This time, however, I had no idea the little bead had taken a hiatus.  Imagine my horror when I returned to my desk later to discover my little bead buddy was missing!  Yikes!!!!!  [Freeze!  Nothing and no one move!]  I'm so sorry for being mean to you, little bead!!!  I carefully scanned my desk, which was fairly clean--cleaner than the picture I posted a day or so ago--and no bead.  I slid my chair away from the desk and got on hands and knees to search the Berber carpet which, to a tiny bead, could be a gigantic new world.  Believe it or not, it didn't take long for me to find it--WOOHOO!!!!!!  This time, I decided to put a little drop of Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive to help hold the bead in place and, so far, all is well.  The more I think about this little scare, the more I think my little bead buddy was really just wanting attention--reaching out, so to speak.  I just hope I find another Trackball to replace this one when it stops working because I really and truly will have a hard time learning to use something else.  The moral of the story is . . . A bead in the Trackball can easily cause many beads (of sweat) on the forehead.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

You crack me up!