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Evidence of a muddled thought process

You know you're not thinking clearly when your thought process goes something like this:

Damn, I'm cold. A bath would be good, a really hot bath. But I'm still supposed to write this evening. Good thing I have a laptop -- nice and portable. I'm sure I could rest it on my knees in the bath.

Even more proof: thinking, even momentarily, that this plan is brilliant.

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leahbobet
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
Erm. I have, ah, considered that.

(But I can rest it on the side of the bath! And plug it into the wall! It'd be fine!)
ksumnersmith
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Well it seems like such an awesome plan, doesn't it? For just a second. Because you'd be warm and relaxed and writing, all at the same time!
leahbobet
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
Yes, the second before the zap bit would be like a small heaven.
ksumnersmith
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
And then the obituary could read: Writing to the end, her sudden death came as a shock.
leahbobet
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Writing to THE END...
mr_ladouceur
Nov. 20th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
very punny.
diatryma
Nov. 20th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
One of the first things hypothermia takes is your judgement.

Also, please don't do that. I would have to mock you at your funeral, and I'd probably be hurt once I started pointing and laughing at the casket.
ksumnersmith
Nov. 20th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Well, to save you the exertion and hurt of all that mocking, I decided to write on the laptop after the bath. A bold plan, I know. *g*
brooksmoses
Nov. 20th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
Normal person thought pattern: Yes, that's a muddled thought pattern.

Engineer thought pattern: No, it's not. It's a failure of technology! We should fix that!

- Brooks, engineer. :)


(Actually, I wouldn't be that surprised if an existing-technology ruggedized Toughbook running on battery would be pretty okay with an accidental quick dunk in the tub. They're specifically designed to operate in pouring rain, after all.)
mattbin
Nov. 20th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
Don't do it! I don't have any more laptops to sell you!!!
ksumnersmith
Nov. 20th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Oh, all right. Since you put it that way.
thesandtiger
Nov. 20th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
::laugh:: The funny thing is, I could so see you trying to do it. But seriously. No matter how cold you are - not a good plan. Better to get an electric blanket.

(Anonymous)
Nov. 20th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
You know, that plan is almost brilliant. The only thing that's holding you back: a big zip-lock bag around the laptop to make sure the water doesn't get in. Or better yet, a canvas reusable grocery bag. Because that's, you know, more green.

Oh yes. Winter is hard.

Dave Nickle
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