Thursday, December 17, 2009

Disembodied "W" : Revisiting The Curse Of December 10th!

From For Ellipsis

"The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange."

-G.K. Chesterton

It's been a week since December 10th, and I promised to update you about the day, and if anything strange happened. Well, for the most part it was a quiet day. It was windy and cloudy, so there were strange noises all day, but for the most part quiet. I didn't, however, escape the day without strangeness occurring...

The first odd thing happened around 11:00 AM. I was in my office, playing Slingo Millennium when there came a knock at the front door. I got up, walked to the door, opened it... and no one was there! I check up and down the driveway, I looked all around the house, but no one was to be found. It was spooky.

From For Ellipsis

The second thing has to do with the image you see above. I don't know what happened, but suddenly, on December 10th, this strange "W" has appeared in the upper left hand corner on all new windows I try to open online! It is completely annoying, and I have NO idea where it came from! Is this happening to anyone else? I have run my anti-virus software everyday, and it says everything is fine, but if that's true where could this weird little "W" be coming from?

Is it "W" for "Windows?" Is it "W" for "Weird?" Could it be "W" in reference to George Bush? LOL.

I have to admit, the most annoying part about the weird little "W" is that it instantly reminds me of Dubya. Sigh. Yikes. :(

Do you think George Bush made some pact with the keeper of the Curse of December 10th just to annoy me?


Nah... I am not that paranoid, but gosh, couldn't we give another letter some airtime... like maybe... K, or C or perhaps... Z?

So tell me, have you been seeing the Disembodied "W?" If so, tell me all about it in the comment thread for this entry.

Yay... The Curse of December 10th Lives on!




fredamans said...

Never seen it... but I still don't want you thinkin' my birthday is cursed!!


Patrick said...

Glad you survived the big day!

Never seen a W like that here, but then you know me: one of those fanatical Mac people! :)

Actually, it wouldn't surprise me at all if Bush did work out a deal with the devil just to annoy you. You haven't noticed Ahhhhnold anywhere around your computer, have you? They could be in cahoots!

Call me Paul said...

Are you still using AOL as your primary browser? There's your problem. Aol's been wonky for months. It won't even let me check the "remember me" box for my email anymore, so I have to type in my bloody password every time now. Stupid AOL! Here's my suggestion: download Firefox. Log in to AOL, then minimize it, and open Firefox. Do all your web browsing in that. You'll never regret it.

Jama said...

Never seen it on my browser, I'm using Firefox and never have any problem with pop up as compared to IE.I hope you resolved your problem soon, Carly.

Cindy said...

I use Firefox, too. No wonky "W".