Post last updated: October 10th, 2018
I wanted a laptop a year or so ago, could not afford one, and my lovely niece gave me a hand-me-down-laptop. I have thoroughly enjoyed the ability to surf the ‘net from the comfort of my bed. For quite a while, I couldn’t pull up crucial screens in WordPress on the laptop but could on my big computer. I asked my brother to look at the laptop Friday. He decided it was a Chrome issue and pulled up WordPress in a different browser. Worked fine.
The next morning, I was checking my email, Facebook, etc. when all of a sudden, a few bars of music erupted followed by two shotgun blasts. Of course, the volume on my computer is set at wide open because I don’t hear so well and I almost levitated off the bed!
My first thought was, “These things DO NOT happen to normal people!” I went hunting for my Download Folder and couldn’t find a thing to explain the music and gunshots. I searched a few other folders, too. Nothing.
My next thought was, “When did I go crazy? Because I used to be normal!” Even without much of a memory, I could remember that craziness began to waft into my life around 1990 when I embraced a particular hobby that involved creative people. Feeling that I wasn’t as creative, I started reading everything the library had on creativity. One of the books, by Chic Thompson, had a list for looking at things from different perspectives, such as:
- Stretch it, shrink it
- Balance it, unbalance it
- Go backward, go forward
- Do it backwards, do it sideways
You get the idea. You do that stuff often enough and pretty soon you are crazy. Still, none of that explains why my computer is shooting at me.
P.S.: You’ll recall that I live on a family compound. I hope Poppie didn’t catch me walking out in the yard with my camera focused on my hand holding the cap gun. I wanted visual interest for my blog post but I did not want to explain all this …