me: howdy. sorry i've been away from the computer all morning. the system was updating their servers so [program in which I do all of my work] was down. There was nothing i could pretend to be doing on the computer while really chatting.
Abby: THAT SOUNDS TOTALLY TRAGIC.
I'M NOT YELLING AT YOU, I'M JUST DOING DATA ENTRY AND OUR CODES ARE IN ALL CAPS.
YOU'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT BECAUSE I'M NOT SMART ENOUGH TO REMEMBER TO FLIP BACK AND FORTH.
me: do you remember the SNL skit where Will Ferrell couldn't control the volume of his voice so he was always yelling? that's the voice i'm hearing in my head while reading your all-caps message.
Abby: NICE. NOW I'M HEARING IT TOO AND IT'S HILARIOUS.I'm kind of sad that we never actually played that game.
me: i know, right? who knew data entry was so funny
Abby: IT'S NOT. MY FINGERS HURT.
I THINK I'M GETTING CARPAL TUNN... I DON'T THINK TUNNEL IS RIGHT BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE REAL WORD IS.
me: no, you're right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunnel
Abby: REALLY? LIKE A TUNNEL UNDERGROUND? THAT DOESN'T SOUND VERY MEDICAL.
me: "in the human body, the carpal tunnel or carpal canal is the fibro-osseous passageway on the palmar side of the wrist that connects the distal forearm to the middle compartment of the deep plane of the palm."
Abby: CRAP. MY SPELLING IS GOOD, BUT NOT MY DEFINITION. MY KNUCKLES ARE REALLY STIFF, I GUESS THAT ISN'T REALLY C.T.S.
Abby: SURE. THAT SOUNDS FUN.
me: that's really the only other thing i know of that affects hands. i was going to start making stuff up like "lockknuckle" (a relative of lockjaw) but i decided my brain is too tired to make up fake medical syndromes
Abby: IT DOES SOUND LIKE A FUN GAME THOUGH. LETS PLAY IT LATER THIS WEEK WHEN IT ISN'T MONDAY AND MY KNUCKLES AREN'T ANGRY