Sunspots and other Monsters
There’s nothing that makes me contemplate reality quite like being computerless for two weeks! My graphics card had a major meltdown this week. The monitor’s fine, but I have no red. The Internet looks very weird without red. All the WordPress headers and avatars here look like they’re from another planet. (Maybe you all are from another planet and I’m just seeing that now 😉 ). I put up with this for three days, then finally took the beast into Best Buy. It’s still under warranty, but because my graphics card is attached to the motherboard (apparently) I’m informed my beast must be shipped to northern California for a replacement.
I’m sure the geek squad is used to customer reaction while delivering such proclamations, because my geek stepped back several paces just as I began to shriek “Two Weeks??!!”
That was it: The full extent of my emotional outburst had burst out. Thence forward I was resigned to my latest version of reality, which includes Not Having A Computer for Two Whole Weeks.
I’m writing this post on -*gasp*-a piece of paper! I will quickly type it up on a long-suffering friend’s [read: “Angel of Mercy’s”] computer. I’m borrowing an hour of computer time here and there when I can. I’m sure two weeks, in the scheme of things, won’t seem like that much time, but right now, it’s Now! This is forcing me to contemplate my seemingly only portal of connection to the rest of the universe. Time and its nature are much on my mind.
I anticipate reporting from the land of Luddites from time to time. But, for now, my lovely, delightful friend is looming: “Gotta check my email, dude!”