Typing?

United States
May 11, 2008 2:26pm CST
I am at my daughters using her puter for some myLotting.But let me say that this really sucks too. I am a hunt and peck typist meaning I use a dew fingers and I stare at the keyboard as I type. Now her keyboard is old and half the letters are worn out that I get lost trying to type. Some day I'll be able to type better. I want her to get a new keyboard. Is your keyboard so old that the letters and symbols are worn off to where you can't see them? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
11 May 08
Grandpa Bob turned into a girl, ewwww. I know how to type and still look at the keys at times. My letters are still good. You can buy a new keyboard for less then $10, hint hint. That would be a nice Mothers Day present for someone.
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• United States
11 May 08
They got me some plants instead as the keyboard works just fine if you know where the keys are.
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@rev1wendy (611)
• United States
11 May 08
Hi Grandpa Bob! Your discussion came into my inbox because I have the allert turned on for your daughter's discussions. I have heard a lot about you. Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Reverend Wendy. My daughter is Edgyk8inmomma. Don't know if you know her, but she is here at the lot, too. Sorry about the keyboard thing. I have a brand new pc, so my keys are all shiny and easy to read. Thank goodness!! I would be lost otherwise. I can use a few fingers. but I still have to look:)! My first typewriter was a 1940's manual and I took a paint marker to it. God bless! Rev Wendy
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• United States
11 May 08
My dad is silly he went home now lol. He thought he was under his account. My keyboard is in rough shape but it works for me.
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• United States
11 May 08
If you would, send him the link to this discussion. Or introduce us. From what I hear, he is pretty cool.
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• United States
12 May 08
Ill tell him about ya his name on here is webeissober i think but he always signs grandpa bob.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
11 May 08
It is confusing that you are typing under her name. At first I thought it was her. As I was reading, I was thinking, I didn't know that she had a grown daughter, LOL. But it is you grandpa. I think I may be good enough now to type with the letters rubbed off, but I sure wouldn't want to have to. But then again, I would learn to type without looking at the letters.
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• United States
11 May 08
I know some of my friends are really gonna wonder lol. (This is Minnie) well hopefully they will see his tag and realize its not his picture lol.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 May 08
My keyboard is old, but I am a typist I don;t have to look at the keys, I learned the old fashioned way in school with the letters taped on a typewriter so that nobody could look at the letters. It is the only way to learn properly, as long as you type looking at the letters you are slower and run into the problems you are facing now.
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
11 May 08
Hi, I certainly used to be a hunt and peck typist. I type so much now though that I have self trained myself and am actually pretty fast. I do always look at the letters however, so when they start to wear out (and they do) I go and get a new keyboard. cheers,
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
11 May 08
I too am a hunt-and-peck typist but by being a member of MyLot I have increased my speed to around 25-30 words per minute...alot better than before.My style is rough on the keyboard of course as I have not learned the difference between a touch and a pounding.Save the money you make on MyLot and get a keyboard.We keep one extra here at all times.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
12 May 08
Found your double post Grandpa, the avatar looks so sexy, good going ..
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• United States
12 May 08
I think he was sad when mylot fixed the glitch and he didnt get to be a woman anymore that he had to steal my pic for a bit.
• United States
12 May 08
Yes, I believe he was missing the dark haired beauty that he used to be..
@GardenGerty (115776)
• United States
11 May 08
I am basically a touch typist, and I do not look. My big issue right now is that the shift key on the left does not always shift when I hit it, so the things I want to capitalize do not get capitalized.. I will say you certainly look lovely today, you should sign in under her profile more often. It will earn her money. Happy day to you my friend.
• United States
11 May 08
My dad is silly he didnt realize he was signed in as me.
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• Philippines
12 May 08
Haha Noticed that too Minnie why you signed as Granpa bob. He must be getting old. Not only was he not able to see the keyboard clearly but not signing in to his account as well.
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@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
13 May 08
I don't know how to type either. I call us type chicken p------. I can chicken peck pretty fast. I found a really cool key board. It's small perfect for a chicken p-----. People i know that actually know how to type don't like it. It lites up too, which is optional. Some times i snack at the computer so i covered it with plastic. Took a gallion zip bag cut it open and taped it on the back side. It's loose enough to easily peck and protects it from everything. The name of the key board is a ZIPPY.
• China
13 May 08
I can type without looking at the keyboard:) so old keyboard do not bother me much. I think if you type everyday, you can make it too.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
12 May 08
i change my keyboard regualrly i think about 2 times in 5 months,i use it as often as i cannot recall,in fact everyday os i cant take the risk of the nalphabets dissappearing.i also dont find it easy working on other people"s system it takes me time to get a hang of it and i go slow when i type on a system that is not mine
@mkb518 (5)
12 May 08
Let me recomend one of the best and easiest typing programs that I have ever found Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. It is fun and in just a short time you will no longer be huntining and pecking. Good Luck
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
12 May 08
I'm not a great typist either, but I used to be. I still have to look at the keys, but not all the time. Sometimes I just get my fingers in the wrong spot so it's all typed wrong, and then I don't notice it right away, and it's a mess.....Any ways, that's me, a mess.
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
12 May 08
LOL! That is funny grandpa, I wish someone is there for you anytime you can't locate it! I have it clear still for me and being here in mYlot for like 6 hrs three times a week make me memorize some of the letters in my keyboard. I am not very dependent but I know my output isn't that perfect too~!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
12 May 08
Yes, the keyboard to my desktop computer is worn and I have one or two sitting around still in their boxes but just haven't changed. I have no problem but my husband is a hunt and peck person also. I remember those eye straining days myself until one day I got a book at the library and taught myself how to type. I took typing back in junior high but just didn't pick it up back then.
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
12 May 08
I dont need to take a look at the keyboard while typing. I used to initially but its a long time now since i have stopped looking at the keyboard. The fingers simply move to the proper keys as i think about the words i want to write. My key board has proper indications on all the keys and are used by my daughers for guidance.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
11 May 08
My key board is fine but like you I can't type fast and I also have to look at what I am typing I try not to look only to mess up so I am just going to do it my way lol.you have a great day.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
11 May 08
hi Grandpa Bob nope my keyboard is old but the thing is I have had about four different keyboard since the original one developed some sort of glitch that was deemed irreparable. Since my son had at least a half dozen keyboards tangled up in his bedroom he just replaced it with one that the space bar stuck all the time. grrrrrr.then when I complained he replaced it with a brand new one that was still in its box.big mistake as it did not suit mymonitor or mycomputer either.I would log on and no keyboard the puter even said keyboard missing. so now I have again the one that has a space bar that' sticks so the words looklikethis instead of looks like this grrrrrr.But at least I can read all the keyslol I learned to type in high school but I still make a zillion typos.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
12 May 08
My keyboard is less than a year old. But I also have another keyboard that is more than 9 years old. But the letters are visible and it looks good as new (with all the typing I do, that's a surprise). Anyways, I've learnt to type and I can touch type without having to look at the keyboard. So, it wouldn't affect me:)
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
12 May 08
Hey...you are logged in to your daughter's myLot account too? How come you didn't log on to Grandpa Bob's account?
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• United States
12 May 08
He thought he was signed into his account hes getting old hehehehe
@SViswan (12071)
• India
12 May 08
lol...funny part...I didn't know you were his daughter...he mentioned a daughter on mylot...but I didn't know it was you! Well, his little mistake helped me find that out:)
• United States
11 May 08
If the keyboard still works OK then you can just buy a set of new keyboards letters to stick over the keys. Why are you using you father's signature? It does not natch with your pretty ID photo.
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• United States
12 May 08
...meant to say match. BTW you can buy all kinds keyboard letters sets real cheap on Ebay.
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• United States
12 May 08
No the question is why is he using my picture. I dont have a duaghter yet and well i know how to type......he hacked into my account today.
• United States
12 May 08
What a rotten thing to do. I hate hackers in any guise but being your father takes the cake.
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