I'm the kind of person who always gets the weird health problems. I don't just get sick - I have to get the most exotic kinds of sickness (no swine flu yet, thank goodness ... but I'd probably get, like, ostrich flu or something a little cooler than just regular ol' swine).
Well, I spend a lot of time at my keyboard, and as the weather has gotten warmer, I've developed another interesting problem. My skin sticks to my keyboard and whenever I lift my hand, I'm peeling myself off the plastic. This isn't a problem once in a while, but when I'm the computer for two-hour stretches and I'm raising my hand every minute or so, that's a whole lot of skin peeling, and my wrists and palms have been getting tender. My forearms, too, from resting on the desk.
I spent some time online looking for products and gizmos to help me, to no avail. The closest thing I found was a gel wrist rest that had "stick to me!" written all over it. (Well, not really, but you know ...)
Never underestimate a woman with a glue gun.
I raided my daughter's fabric box, asked her if I could have some of her wide black satin ribbon, and went to work. I glued a strip of ribbon along the edge of the desk where my forearms touch, and another strip along the bottom of my keyboard where my palms and wrists touch. Voila!
I think it looks classy, almost like my desk and keyboard are wearing tuxedos.
Best of all, I haven't stuck once since I did it!