Monday, July 24, 2006

Mercury

Something has been really wrong over here. Every time I blink, something seems to break. I put together a little photo montage of all the things that have broken in my house in the past couple of weeks.

A bunch of broken stuff

Click to enlarge and read the tags.

When things all start to fall apart like this, I always remember my former friend and co-worker Barbara W. She was in the production department, writing, filming and editing commercials. But her true love was astrology, and she knew her stuff. For quite some time, she had her own astrology show on one of our cable channels. When ever I'd have a bad run like this, she'd say "Well, of course, Mercury is retrograde!! Don't touch anything until it rights itself again". I'm a Gemini, which means Mercury rules my sign. (Pea is a Virgo, the other sign ruled by Mercury, so it's double trouble for us. Are you listening, Christine??)

Once our internet connection decided it felt like working again, I hopped on the web to search for the dates Mercury is in retrograde this year. I wasn't too surprised by what I found. I know a lot of people think astrology is all a bunch of hooey, but clearly I am not one of them. I can always tell when Mercury is in retrograde. I can also feel my old friend Barbara here with me, visiting from where ever she went on that Thanksgiving evening when she passed to another place.

I know, Barbara, hold on for five more days. All will be right on the 29th. I'm listening!!

21 comments:

Scoutj said...

You need to do some Feng Shui in there!

trek said...

Contact Brittany Needles - they'll replace the broken birch.

Sonya said...

I hate it when it's one thing after another. But at least you know what's causing it!

Elizabeth said...

So August 19th is a good day for a yarn crawl, and it's better that we didn't decide to go in July.

christine said...

I heard you.....................boo hoo!
Like I didn't already have some issues......

Kelly said...

I'm a virgo so maybe I should stay away from my appliances!

Melissa said...

Two ACs!! That sucks!!

Dipsy said...

Astrology surely has its very interesting aspects that can explain a lot of things - if done correctly, that is. My sister studied astrology for a couple of years and certain things she had to tell were simply amazingly true!
I can't believe all that you've broken recently, you've certainly gone through a pretty bad spell - but thumbs up, it can only get better! ;)

PBnJ said...

Sounds like you need a((hug)). :D

Hope things get better soon - hang in there!

Stitchen for Kids said...

Oh my! That is alot of bad luck! I am glad you found out the reason. I sure wouldn't start knitting anything complicated until the 29th! :)

I surely wouldn't use your new Knit Picks needles! We love them too much to break!! :)

Abigale said...

Hey - Mercury goes direct on the 28th - hang in there, it will get better. (It's my dad's fault about the Astrology stuff) - but I always know when Mercury is Retrograde because of all the stuff breaking/getting lost/messing up... Usually I call me dad, and ask - "Daddy, is Mercury in Retrograde?" Sure nuff - usually is.

My sun and moon are both in Gemini - and my rising sign is Virgo, so I usually get a triple whammy!

Mercury Retrograde is a good time to do "re" actions - review, repair, rearrange, reduce, reuse, recycle... just don't try to do anything new, and don't sign any important documents, or make any big life changing decisions.

Stitchen for Kids said...

Thanks for being my number one blog visitor! It is so fun to get your comments and read your blog now! I am glad that we met (sort of!). I have never been to Connecticut but would love to someday! Maybe we could meet face to face then!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I also recently broke a Brittany, they are so nice about replacing--they'll send you a full set if you email them! I also blew my modem and it wreaked havoc with our phone--I just thought it was a spate of bad karma, but now I see otherwise. ;)

Ragan said...

Wow, that is a lot of boo-boos! I hope that all is back to normal soon! Wow!

Olga said...

I totally believe in all that hooey! Read Susan Miller's astrology column every month at www.astrologyzone.com, she'll tell you when to watch out for pesky Mercury in retrograde!

It turns out my boyfriend is a Gemini, and guess what? I'm a Virgo! I haven't noticed too many things breaking these days, but I'm in the middle of moving and that's enough chaos for me.

Stitchen for Kids said...

Sooooooooo..........since you can't knit, what are you doing with time? I would go crazy! I couldn't do it!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Giving you cool soothing thoughts to help get things back to normal.
=:8

Purl Needlemeyer said...

Thanks for explaining to me why my bathroom light no longer works, why the weed whacker is whacked, why the light on my printer won't stop blinking.

Katt said...

Oooh aaah!! Glad you dont live near me you might come and visit and break something! lol

Hope all ends well after 29th then!

Stayed clear of knitting have you? Who knows what might happen.

Katt

Nathalie said...

better leave those socks alone for another few days then... get it? leave? leaves? nyuk nyuk

Casey said...

Sorry you have so many broken things. At least you have a pretty headband and market bag! I love the idea of a skinny little headband from leftover sock yarn.

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