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Tuesday, March 18, 2021

taking the finger
When I first got my iPod Touch, I was amazed that I was able to manipulate the touchscreen controls and keyboard so effortlessly and so quickly. I was afraid that my fingers wouldn’t be thin enough to accurately tap the onscreen keys, buttons and sliders, thus making my experience with my shiny new toy less than ideal.

Well, for some odd reason, the last few days have seen me regress in my iTouch adroitness. I’ve had to tap on the little sucker’s screen twice, three times even, to fast-forward to the next track or adjust the volume. Keyboard typing has been better, but even there I’ve been less accurate than usual.

In short, I’m completely off.

Have I gained weight in my digits? Unlikely. At least I hope so. I wouldn’t want to resort to having my fingers surgically “whittled” thinner, like some people have, just to cut down on my iPoding errors. It seems like an extreme solution.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 03/18/2008 10:48:54 PM
Category: Tech, Society, Science
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A friend of mine related the mishap of her live-in boyfriend’s kid sister, who, last night, overdosed on spicy green curry sauce while dining at a Thai restaurant in Jersey City. End result: She was throwing up like crazy this morning in said friend’s bathroom.

Since yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, I couldn’t help but observe that, well, at least kid sister’s puking was in reaction to something green. I give her props for being unconventional, rather than go with the old-hat green beer. It’s all in the spirit of the holiday!

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 03/18/2008 10:09:08 PM
Category: Food, New Yorkin'
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