Drugs and Flashing Lights

Omigod!

Which came first – the drugs?  Or the flashing lights?

I have so many things to share with you, (like my nipples!) but my MacBook has gone bonkers and the middle of my screen has turned into an Alien Being composed of rainbow-colored flashing lights.

I am emotionally, and most often physically, attached to my MacBook so I'm freaking the hell out … it's about to DIE on me.

Dear Santa,

Please bring me a MacBook (Pro because it would be nice to step up a level as long as you're stopping in)  TODAY  NOW!

And yes, all my data on my possessed laptop is backed up.

If you don't back up your computer you should.

Because the aliens are coming!  

And they've come to my laptop first.

Which is really no surprise when you think about it.

But I can't think about it because STOP THE FLASHING LIGHTS!

Also?  

I didn't mean, just a minute ago, to say I intend to share my actual nipples with you.  I meant – I have a funny story about nipples to share with you.

My nipples.

The story, I mean, is about my nipples and a funny situation they found themselves in.

Also?  

A computer-savvy person told me my laptop most likely "only" needs a new video card or something like that – which made no sense to me because I don't watch many videos.  However, I don't think I've turned my MacBook off for more than five minutes since the day I got it.  Maybe I used whatever is inside it all up by now.

Who can say?

I'm not even understanding myself – how about you?

Someone stop the flashing lights!

Pleeeeeeease.

Ok, and then there's the deal with the drugs.  Because – are the lights really rainbow colored or is it a figment of  my imagination  the pain meds?  Are there even flashing lights at all?  I feel like I'm on LSD (which I've never taken) but I'm quite sure taking LSD feels exactly like Flashing Rainbow Lights In The Middle of A MacBook Screen.

By the way, for Christmas, The Torturer gave me quite a bit of time off.  (Yay!)  But when I went back to PT yesterday he decided to make-up for all the time off by turning me into a weightlifter/body builder in just onthree hour session.

Yes he did!

With real weights!  The Torturer made me do things (sounds naughty, doesn't it?!) with a half pound weight, a one pound weight, and a two pound weight … which I can't lift without his help.

I know I'm pathetic, but I'm way less pathetic than ever before.

He's trying to kill me, I'm sure of it.  Or make my arm fall off which would really be a blessing, I think.

Which is why I ended up taking pain meds.

I'm writing a lot of fragmented and run-on sentences today? 

I'm trying to rush, ya see – in case the entire computer dies this very second from the flashing lights   aliens.

Also?

Did I mention the Aliens  flashing rainbow colored lights  are making it nearly impossible to look at the screen?

Which means I'm typing with my eyes closed.

I'm a really good and incredibly fast (!) typist though, so it's probably okay.  (?)

Also?

Calendars!

Several of you requested I make Twenty Four At Heart 2010 calendars available with lots of pretty beach photos.  I've been busy.  I thought it was a great idea, but I've had no time.  I decided I would make ONE and see how it came out.

Beautiful!  

It came out fantabulous!  I'm so excited because it looks like a REAL calendar.

By now, most of you probably already have 2010 calendars?  I'm ordering just a *few* more to have on hand.  Maybe for a giveaway?  The photographs I selected look so pretty blown up all big-ish for a calendar.

I'll tell you more about it when they arrive, but what do you think?  Is there anyone out there who still needs a 2010 calendar?

© Twenty Four At Heart

87 Responses to “Drugs and Flashing Lights”

  1. SSG

    love the way you’re writing today- i am stuck in the library writing my thesis and that definitely cheered me up!
    Also, calendars, yes, where can we get them? Anything that has pictures to take my mind off the cold-and-dark-with-orange-street-lights reality that awaits me here is always great. Mmmm sunshine, when I read about you having breakfast on the restaurant that literally stands over the sea, i was very, very, jealous!

  2. SSG

    love the way you’re writing today- i am stuck in the library writing my thesis and that definitely cheered me up!
    Also, calendars, yes, where can we get them? Anything that has pictures to take my mind off the cold-and-dark-with-orange-street-lights reality that awaits me here is always great. Mmmm sunshine, when I read about you having breakfast on the restaurant that literally stands over the sea, i was very, very, jealous!

  3. SSG

    love the way you’re writing today- i am stuck in the library writing my thesis and that definitely cheered me up!
    Also, calendars, yes, where can we get them? Anything that has pictures to take my mind off the cold-and-dark-with-orange-street-lights reality that awaits me here is always great. Mmmm sunshine, when I read about you having breakfast on the restaurant that literally stands over the sea, i was very, very, jealous!

  4. Beth

    I cried when Horatio (my laptop) stood at death’s door. Horatio and I are very close and the fine doctors at HP were able to revive him. I hope your Mac can revive, too.
    BTW, I’m impressed that you’ve backed up. Note to self: back up yo stuff today.

  5. Beth

    I cried when Horatio (my laptop) stood at death’s door. Horatio and I are very close and the fine doctors at HP were able to revive him. I hope your Mac can revive, too.
    BTW, I’m impressed that you’ve backed up. Note to self: back up yo stuff today.

  6. Beth

    I cried when Horatio (my laptop) stood at death’s door. Horatio and I are very close and the fine doctors at HP were able to revive him. I hope your Mac can revive, too.
    BTW, I’m impressed that you’ve backed up. Note to self: back up yo stuff today.

  7. Mo

    Having some trouble with flashing lights? Just a hunch. I’m observant like that.

  8. Mo

    Having some trouble with flashing lights? Just a hunch. I’m observant like that.

  9. Mo

    Having some trouble with flashing lights? Just a hunch. I’m observant like that.

  10. di

    My last iMac did that alien thing and it was the video card. BUT, with all the pain drugs you take, who knows….. could be something else at play. LOL
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  11. di

    My last iMac did that alien thing and it was the video card. BUT, with all the pain drugs you take, who knows….. could be something else at play. LOL
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  12. di

    My last iMac did that alien thing and it was the video card. BUT, with all the pain drugs you take, who knows….. could be something else at play. LOL
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  13. Stephen

    Having done acid one time, albeit unwillingly, your description of the lights is pretty spot on. My brother slipped a purple microdot into my beer. I should have known something was up when he offered to go fetch a cold one for me. I remember squeezing my eyes shut as tight as I could and then when I would open them it was 4th of July in wonderland. I did it over and over until about 4 a.m. Close eyes, open eyes, explosion of color, repeat. I was sooooo pissed when I found out, but the lights were kinda cool. stephen

  14. Stephen

    Having done acid one time, albeit unwillingly, your description of the lights is pretty spot on. My brother slipped a purple microdot into my beer. I should have known something was up when he offered to go fetch a cold one for me. I remember squeezing my eyes shut as tight as I could and then when I would open them it was 4th of July in wonderland. I did it over and over until about 4 a.m. Close eyes, open eyes, explosion of color, repeat. I was sooooo pissed when I found out, but the lights were kinda cool. stephen

  15. Stephen

    Having done acid one time, albeit unwillingly, your description of the lights is pretty spot on. My brother slipped a purple microdot into my beer. I should have known something was up when he offered to go fetch a cold one for me. I remember squeezing my eyes shut as tight as I could and then when I would open them it was 4th of July in wonderland. I did it over and over until about 4 a.m. Close eyes, open eyes, explosion of color, repeat. I was sooooo pissed when I found out, but the lights were kinda cool. stephen

  16. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Oh no, so sorry about the laptop; Santa brought me an external hard drive for Christmas and I guess I better put it to good use fast.
    That Torturer, does he realize he makes you all loopy? Not that we don’t enjoy it…
    Calendars, what a great idea! Especially looking out at all this ice and snow today.

  17. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Oh no, so sorry about the laptop; Santa brought me an external hard drive for Christmas and I guess I better put it to good use fast.
    That Torturer, does he realize he makes you all loopy? Not that we don’t enjoy it…
    Calendars, what a great idea! Especially looking out at all this ice and snow today.

  18. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Oh no, so sorry about the laptop; Santa brought me an external hard drive for Christmas and I guess I better put it to good use fast.
    That Torturer, does he realize he makes you all loopy? Not that we don’t enjoy it…
    Calendars, what a great idea! Especially looking out at all this ice and snow today.

  19. yvonne

    Still need a calendar… I cannot believe I haven’t gotten one yet. Normally I am inundated with a gazillion of em!

  20. yvonne

    Still need a calendar… I cannot believe I haven’t gotten one yet. Normally I am inundated with a gazillion of em!

  21. yvonne

    Still need a calendar… I cannot believe I haven’t gotten one yet. Normally I am inundated with a gazillion of em!

  22. Jojo

    I’m with Yvonne… the new year snuck up on me and I haven’t bought a calendar yet.

  23. Jojo

    I’m with Yvonne… the new year snuck up on me and I haven’t bought a calendar yet.

  24. Jojo

    I’m with Yvonne… the new year snuck up on me and I haven’t bought a calendar yet.

  25. Kelly

    well as long as you’re way less pathetic than ever before! LOL!
    I’s love a beachy calendar. Count me in!

  26. Kelly

    well as long as you’re way less pathetic than ever before! LOL!
    I’s love a beachy calendar. Count me in!

  27. Kelly

    well as long as you’re way less pathetic than ever before! LOL!
    I’s love a beachy calendar. Count me in!

  28. Linda

    You’re lifting weights?? You’re lifing weights!!! How awesome is that?!! I am so proud of you! Really, this is great and such a huge improvement! Way to go 24! (Keep pushing her Torturer!)
    And yes I still need a 2010 calendar. I’m currently working with one month at a time printed from my email.

  29. Linda

    You’re lifting weights?? You’re lifing weights!!! How awesome is that?!! I am so proud of you! Really, this is great and such a huge improvement! Way to go 24! (Keep pushing her Torturer!)
    And yes I still need a 2010 calendar. I’m currently working with one month at a time printed from my email.

  30. Linda

    You’re lifting weights?? You’re lifing weights!!! How awesome is that?!! I am so proud of you! Really, this is great and such a huge improvement! Way to go 24! (Keep pushing her Torturer!)
    And yes I still need a 2010 calendar. I’m currently working with one month at a time printed from my email.

  31. Bridget

    Would love to have a calendar with beach pictures instead of the free bank one I am using now.

  32. Bridget

    Would love to have a calendar with beach pictures instead of the free bank one I am using now.

  33. Bridget

    Would love to have a calendar with beach pictures instead of the free bank one I am using now.

  34. christy

    BOOOO!!! at the laptop freaking out on you.
    YEA!!!! on lifting weights.
    I am calendarless this year also. Well…kinda… Hubby works at a factory and they gave out a calendar but it has a porn star nearly nude straddling an A/C unit and I do not want to hang that in the kitchen for a year with 4 and 5 yr old children.

  35. christy

    BOOOO!!! at the laptop freaking out on you.
    YEA!!!! on lifting weights.
    I am calendarless this year also. Well…kinda… Hubby works at a factory and they gave out a calendar but it has a porn star nearly nude straddling an A/C unit and I do not want to hang that in the kitchen for a year with 4 and 5 yr old children.

  36. christy

    BOOOO!!! at the laptop freaking out on you.
    YEA!!!! on lifting weights.
    I am calendarless this year also. Well…kinda… Hubby works at a factory and they gave out a calendar but it has a porn star nearly nude straddling an A/C unit and I do not want to hang that in the kitchen for a year with 4 and 5 yr old children.

  37. Jan

    Oh, I can ALWAYS use a calendar.
    I hope you were there when your nipples had their interesting experience – I so hate to hear about stuff second hand. 😛
    Oh, and I don’t know really anything about Macs, but if it’s a laptop, you might as well just get a new one, even if it IS just the video card, since most components in a laptop are integrated.

  38. Jan

    Oh, I can ALWAYS use a calendar.
    I hope you were there when your nipples had their interesting experience – I so hate to hear about stuff second hand. 😛
    Oh, and I don’t know really anything about Macs, but if it’s a laptop, you might as well just get a new one, even if it IS just the video card, since most components in a laptop are integrated.

  39. Jan

    Oh, I can ALWAYS use a calendar.
    I hope you were there when your nipples had their interesting experience – I so hate to hear about stuff second hand. 😛
    Oh, and I don’t know really anything about Macs, but if it’s a laptop, you might as well just get a new one, even if it IS just the video card, since most components in a laptop are integrated.

  40. Hallie

    Where the hell is the interesting nipple story? Dif I miss it?
    Drugs or not, that’s just mean.
    Hallie 🙂

  41. Hallie

    Where the hell is the interesting nipple story? Dif I miss it?
    Drugs or not, that’s just mean.
    Hallie 🙂

  42. Hallie

    Where the hell is the interesting nipple story? Dif I miss it?
    Drugs or not, that’s just mean.
    Hallie 🙂

  43. Jenn in Tenn

    Oh! I could totally use a 2010 calendar! These awful 20° days are killing me over here. And woo hoo for you and your big weightlifting self! I need to get off my arse and do a little of that myself!

  44. Jenn in Tenn

    Oh! I could totally use a 2010 calendar! These awful 20° days are killing me over here. And woo hoo for you and your big weightlifting self! I need to get off my arse and do a little of that myself!

  45. Jenn in Tenn

    Oh! I could totally use a 2010 calendar! These awful 20° days are killing me over here. And woo hoo for you and your big weightlifting self! I need to get off my arse and do a little of that myself!

  46. Kari-Mel

    I would totally buy one of your calendars! Especially since all I see out my windows right now are snow covered yards and roads. I need the sand and the surf in my life again!

  47. Kari-Mel

    I would totally buy one of your calendars! Especially since all I see out my windows right now are snow covered yards and roads. I need the sand and the surf in my life again!

  48. Kari-Mel

    I would totally buy one of your calendars! Especially since all I see out my windows right now are snow covered yards and roads. I need the sand and the surf in my life again!

  49. Issa

    You got the alien of death? Oh that makes me want to cry for you. I hope it’s fixable…or that you get a new one.

  50. Issa

    You got the alien of death? Oh that makes me want to cry for you. I hope it’s fixable…or that you get a new one.

  51. Issa

    You got the alien of death? Oh that makes me want to cry for you. I hope it’s fixable…or that you get a new one.

  52. Sandra

    I wouldn’t mind replacing the Dale Hardware calendar my husband brought home. =/

  53. Sandra

    I wouldn’t mind replacing the Dale Hardware calendar my husband brought home. =/

  54. Sandra

    I wouldn’t mind replacing the Dale Hardware calendar my husband brought home. =/

  55. Deidre

    I don’t want to sound like a perv, but I kind of wanted to hear about the nipple story…

  56. Deidre

    I don’t want to sound like a perv, but I kind of wanted to hear about the nipple story…

  57. Deidre

    I don’t want to sound like a perv, but I kind of wanted to hear about the nipple story…

  58. mama llama

    Hm…seeing lights, I take it? 🙂
    And my curiosity is piqued…did the nipple story have anything to do with The Torturer?
    Sorry…just curious! Hope your Mac problems are resolved in a, well, flash.
    Be well, 24.

  59. mama llama

    Hm…seeing lights, I take it? 🙂
    And my curiosity is piqued…did the nipple story have anything to do with The Torturer?
    Sorry…just curious! Hope your Mac problems are resolved in a, well, flash.
    Be well, 24.

  60. mama llama

    Hm…seeing lights, I take it? 🙂
    And my curiosity is piqued…did the nipple story have anything to do with The Torturer?
    Sorry…just curious! Hope your Mac problems are resolved in a, well, flash.
    Be well, 24.

  61. Mad Woman

    Oh my gawd. I just giggled my way through that whole thing and was able to finish it off with an audible “Pick ME! Pick ME!” for the calendar. Did you hear me? I want a 2010 calendar that’s all 24 special!!

  62. Mad Woman

    Oh my gawd. I just giggled my way through that whole thing and was able to finish it off with an audible “Pick ME! Pick ME!” for the calendar. Did you hear me? I want a 2010 calendar that’s all 24 special!!

  63. Mad Woman

    Oh my gawd. I just giggled my way through that whole thing and was able to finish it off with an audible “Pick ME! Pick ME!” for the calendar. Did you hear me? I want a 2010 calendar that’s all 24 special!!

  64. Denise

    Hanging out my window…waving, over here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Put me on the list for a calendar! I love the beach, sun and water. It would be a huge *pick-me-up* to see your pictures every month. Save one for ME.
    Denise 😉

  65. Denise

    Hanging out my window…waving, over here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Put me on the list for a calendar! I love the beach, sun and water. It would be a huge *pick-me-up* to see your pictures every month. Save one for ME.
    Denise 😉

  66. Denise

    Hanging out my window…waving, over here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Put me on the list for a calendar! I love the beach, sun and water. It would be a huge *pick-me-up* to see your pictures every month. Save one for ME.
    Denise 😉

  67. Momma Pixie

    Oooo Beach and Sunsets! I need to feel the warmth of both of those! Can’t wait to hear about your *ahem* nipples. 😉

  68. Momma Pixie

    Oooo Beach and Sunsets! I need to feel the warmth of both of those! Can’t wait to hear about your *ahem* nipples. 😉

  69. Momma Pixie

    Oooo Beach and Sunsets! I need to feel the warmth of both of those! Can’t wait to hear about your *ahem* nipples. 😉

  70. jennster

    i totally do!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i want to win it, cause i’m a cheap bastard like that. HAHAH

  71. jennster

    i totally do!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i want to win it, cause i’m a cheap bastard like that. HAHAH

  72. jennster

    i totally do!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i want to win it, cause i’m a cheap bastard like that. HAHAH

  73. Cate

    You make me giggle. Count me in for a calendar. Absolutely!

  74. Cate

    You make me giggle. Count me in for a calendar. Absolutely!

  75. Cate

    You make me giggle. Count me in for a calendar. Absolutely!

  76. Trina

    I would love to have a calendar with your great pictures. They make me feel like I am right at the beach!! I think it would be a beautiful giveaway too!

  77. Trina

    I would love to have a calendar with your great pictures. They make me feel like I am right at the beach!! I think it would be a beautiful giveaway too!

  78. Trina

    I would love to have a calendar with your great pictures. They make me feel like I am right at the beach!! I think it would be a beautiful giveaway too!

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