Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I could scream!
I could just scream at the very top of my smoke-filled lungs! Evidently, there is something wrong with my computer. Last Friday when I was reading the post of another blogger, I clicked on the You Tube box in her post to listen to a song that she had in her head. It was a particularly good song and I was thoroughly enjoying it. All of a sudden my computer completely shut down. Went blank. I went through the whole "restore" process which apparently is just a ruse to make you think what you're doing is correct. Meanwhile behind the scenes, there are little gremlins laughing and pointing at me, slapping their knees and bending over in big belly laughs yelling "This has got to be the dumbest one yet." I can picture the tears rolling down their ugly little faces as they enjoy a good guffaw at my expense.
My computer has not been right since. Even though the little green light is on, if it goes into sleep mode it takes forever to come back up. Unlike before where all you have to do is move your mouse or hit a key. Then come the flashes. No, not the one induced by menopause. I'm talking about the monitor. I would say the first 2 minutes are replete with flashing black screens; scaring me into thinking it's shutting down and then after realizing that it's just toying with me, I go crazy. I asked my husband to look at it last night. Well apparently, look is all he did. It's not fixed.
Early in the morning I type up my new post for the day. (See yesterday's post about routines and habits.) But since I couldn't quite put all my thoughts together this morning I waited. At about 5:30 I had decided what I wanted to say. (You'll just have to wait for that; right now I'm venting.) I couldn't sign in. I couldn't read comments. I can't check other blogs. 6 hours later, I still can't. My mother is posting this for me. Since yesterday I ranted and raved about people not indulging me and my request to post every day - I had to get something on it. Now, I'm not so full of myself that I think people are waiting on baited breath to read my posts - but what comes around goes around. And I'm sure that right now there are hundreds of thought-provoking, spiritually-fulfilling and laughter-inducing posts floating around in blogland that I can't access! But, I'm with you in spirit!!
Keep your fingers crossed that: my computer gets fixed, it doesn't land outside via my brand new windows, and my husband's head doesn't appear on a platter later this evening. Come to think of it, maybe you should all say a prayer.