Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Things in My Head

Well...kind of a scary premise? My head could be part of the great unknown. Some might describe it as full of air. Others might opt for a lot of loose screws. Neither or both could be correct.What I'm referring to here are the things in my head that keep me awake at night, some trivial and others troubling. Let's focus on the trivial.

The trivial are the constant songs or parts of songs that keep running endlessly, looping, in my head. A couple are especially prevalent. "Break My Stride" is a prime example. Another one is "Hopelessly Devoted to You" I have probably guaranteed myself another sleepless night merely by thinking about them.

I have also discovered that playing an online game of Scrabble or working a Soduku puzzle are equally problematic before attempting to get some sleep. I am constantly filling in grids...numbers or words depending on which one I was foolish enough to be working on before bedtime.

I have also discovered that I can come up with any number of bon mots before getting to sleep. Of course they are completely irrelevant then. And I can't even begin to tell you what wonderful letters and poems I can compose prior to drifting off to the wonderful bliss of sleep. Of course, if I can even remember them in the morning they don't seem quite as earth-shattering as the did the night before.

Being inside my head is scary....even to me!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

They Light UP My Life

Going to bed the other night (About 4 AM.. hey,it's still night to ME), after the lights were out , I noticed a multitude of glowing red, green, blue and amber lights. WOW!! It's like constant Christmas. There are about 8 on my DSL modem and router alone. There another 2 on the CPU, 1 on the computer speaker, 1 on the keyboard,2 on the Wii charger, 1 on the Wii, 2 on the Tivo box, and 1 on the DVD player...and that's just in the living room.

Next offender...kitchen....about 5 on the laptop, 2 on the phone, 1 on the stove, 1 on the microwave, and 1 on the smoke detector.

The other rooms are less culpable. Curiously, there are no lights in either bathroom...maybe I should put some in there...I mean, at least I could see what I was doing!!

Who needs Christmas...my lights are always with me.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Directions

Have you ever had the misfortune to ask a man for directions? If so you have probably gotten some such nonsense as "go North 5 miles, go 5 more miles and turn East and you'll be there. Now, that's all well and good if you know where North and East are. I don't. I lack a sense of direction. North, South, East, and West don't have any meaning to me. And then, to add insult to inury there are those who throw in such refinements as south southeast, north northwest, etc. PUHLEESE! I thought, until I was an adult, that I was always walking North as long as I was going forward. That assumption was due to the fact that in grammar school, my teacher told me that North was in front of me. I thought she meant it was always in front of me. I could go South only by walking backwards! Imagine my surprise when I discovered the sad truth.

If you want good directions you can get them from women. Things like "turn right out of your subdivision, turn left at the 7-11, and when you see the red house with the purple shutters you're there". Now that's comprehensible....unless you don't know left from right and everyone knows that. Right?

I guess I see a GPS in the future. Besides, I love everything electronic.