high voltage alert
i have some kind of strange electronic disorder. you can read a little bit about it in a recent post i wrote here. it has not subsided even a little.
recently i gave a talk at won temple which was video taped for the website. 2 days later the temple monk e-mailed to inform me that she had no idea what could have happened, but the video camera broke and my talk was not recorded. she asked if i would be willing to come back and do it over in front of the camera? how do you explain to a monk that it has nothing to do with the camera. i don’t know if boilers count as electronic devices, but right around this time my boiler broke too.
for the 3rd time since november, my itunes crashed completely.
on saturday i had a podcast interview scheduled. when the interviewer called to begin the interview she was surprised to find that her recording equipment was not working. she called me back 3 times to start over and each time the equipment failed. since i don’t know her that well i kept quiet and resisted the urge to tell her she should simply pick another person to interview and her problems would be solved. we rescheduled for sunday.
as i left to drive into the city for temple i noticed the time on the clock in my car read 52. the time remained 52 all the way into the city but fixed itself before my drive home in the afternoon.
this morning when i woke i turned on the lights over the vanity on my way into the bathroom. with a very loud crackling noise, they all blew out. since i changed all 4 light bulbs less than 3 weeks ago, it must have been a blown fuse. i probably shouldn’t attempt to deal with the fuse box – at least until after i meditate.
the cable box clock in the living room which read 1000 again yesterday displays no time at all. today it says “hold” – a clear sign that i made the right choice about meditating first. (note: the living room & bathroom lights are on 2 completely different fuses)
after meditating, i walked ivan. we arrived home to find all 4 light bulbs on in the bathroom. on my way out of the bedroom i noticed my alarm clock which was working just fine when i woke an hour earlier, now reads 100. not 1:00, – 100. i don’t attempt to reset it because i think i will just wait & see what it may do on it’s own. i will check my e-mail instead. once online, i see a giant banner across the top of the screen of my laptop informing me that my “shockwave plug-in has crashed”.
i should make every attempt today to avoid people who may have a pacemaker.
electromagnetic – again
wikipedia says: Electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental interactions of nature. Electromagnetism is responsible for practically all the phenomena encountered in daily life, with the exception of gravity.
i’m not entirely sure what that means but i think i may be exceptionally electromagnetic – again. it comes in waves. it was only in the last 10 years i was able to wear a watch. before that they would stop within 5 minutes of putting one on. every type of watch would just die. cheap watches, expensive watches, underwater watches – i just couldn’t wear a watch. i also couldn’t pass through an airport security system without beeping – way before 9-11 – needless to say it was not my watch. or anything at all. i would just set off metal detectors, probably still do but everyone seems to at the airport these days.
i have a bit of a challenge with electronic devices too. in the last 7 years i’ve gone through 6 computers. – 6 – all brand new. 2 hp’s & 3 dell laptops & my last desktop which died for no apparent reason at the age of 3 in 2004.
i’ve had more telephones than anyone i know. my guess is somewhere around 5 or 6 land line phones and approximately 7 cell phones in the last 10 years. if you don’t believe me, just ask ellice. she’ll tell you it’s true. i usually call her when i’m having an electronic meltdown, so she knows what i’m talking about.
sometimes i blow out light bulbs just by walking into a room. i have 4 rooms in my apartment and blew out 4 light bulbs today.
i buy batteries by the case. i watch tv for about an hour at night and yesterday i replaced the batteries in my remote for the 3rd time since june. who does that?
i should probably get off my computer now.
just this week i blew out 2 light bulbs, which were both replaced less than 2 months ago, my tv remote decided to stop working for no apparent reason and the batteries in the dvd remote completely corroded. i can only get internet service in one small spot in my apartment – unless of course it’s raining or even just extremely humid, in which case i cannot connect at all. i’m actually grateful to have tv / internet at all since i canceled all services with time warner cable on april 12th due to my current financial circumstances. the cable guy felt sorry for me so he left me with hook up to the basic channels 2 – 13 (minus channel 12 for some reason). i hook on to the one internet network in the building that isn’t locked and wake up in fear each day that the person who unknowingly shares it with me will move. all of that, i can live with – but now my notes have vanished.
i have an ipad with a ‘notes app’ that syncs with the notes on my phone. i use the note pad regularly to record everything. it’s the record of my life. this morning i opened my ipad notes and all pages were blank. no notes. nada. i rushed to my phone hoping for a back-up copy and found only blank pages there as well.
i’m wondering about the message here . . .
february 20, 2013
it is only twenty days into the month of february and i have replaced 5 light bulbs in my one room apartment. my favorite antique floor lamp that was newly re-wired by my dad several years ago has completely stopped working.
let’s see what march brings . . .
“One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.
- Dalai Lama