02 December 2009

Ingenuity...? Sure, let's call it that.

So today while at work, I discover a new habit I've developed: utilizing the exhaust from the laptop on my desk. But before I go about telling you how I do this, I think we first need to tackle that fat elephant sitting in the last sentence: exhaust? Are these exhaust fumes emanating from this tiny little machine? I'm not sure what they are technically called, but I CAN tell you that the term isn't catching on. From here on out, a laptop emits exhaust fumes from its side.

And now to the fun part- how AM I going about harnessing this energy, and for what noble cause? Well, if you are still even vaguely interested at this point, I should alert you to the fact that YOU ARE NOT NORMAL. If you are just reading this out of some hidden sense of masochism and are bored but really want to get to the end and just know how the hell I did this and are wondering why I keep rambling on and on and on and wasting your time when I clearly stated a point at the beginning of this post, then your answer is I wanted to see how long you would keep reading (I win). Aaaaaaaanyway, I realized today that I reflexively now place the cookies I bring back from lunch directly next to the laptop, where the flames come out (they've graduated to flames) so the cookies get all heated up and melty and nice. I also stash my earbuds there, so that when I put them in after a quick break, voila! toasty buds in my ears.

Before I saw these opportunities, I was quite unhappy with the exhaust function. It makes your legs hot and is all talk, no show. Thank goodness I saw the light and am now putting it to good use.