Thursday, August 12, 2010

Normal

What is "normal"?
I'm not trying to be philosophical here and questioning what each of us consider "normal".

What I'm questioning is my computer.
Huh?

Well, here is my dilemma...
I keep getting a message that my Hard Disk is full and to trash any unnecessary files, etc...
I'm trying my best to do that. That is the normal response, right?
Well, I then open my trash bin and try to empty its contents. Normal, right?

Except that another box tells me: "normal" is in use. Well, thank goodness for that. I mean what would I do if "normal" wasn't in use. I'd find myself questioning my abnormalcy.
It says that I can drag "normal" out of trash...which I assume I better do quickly because "normal" is in use....which is what we want in the first place, right?
So, I drag "normal" out of the trash, trying not to exacerbate "normal" feelings of abnormal behavior. Then "normal" sits looking happy amongst my other desktop icons.
It knows that I am acknowledging that "normal" is in use.

So, I open "normal" now that I have dragged it out of the trash. It opens so proudly and shows me...
a blank Word document. Now, I can "add" to it, I can "save it as" (which I wouldn't change saving it as anything other than "normal), "copy" it, and do all those other lovely Word applications you can do to a document...
except delete it.

So, "normal" stays either on my desktop where I can check every once in awhile to make sure that I am still using "normal". Or if I get mad at "normal" which sometimes happens because I've actually never been called "normal" and kinda like that fact...
I rebel against "normal" and drag it into the trash...
until I want to empty the trash and then the process starts again...
and I go back to dragging "normal" out of the trash and onto my desktop again where the circle starts anew

:) Hope you all have enjoyed this post as much as I have had writing it..
and yes, this really is a real problem on my computer.
"Normal"ly, I wouldn't care about emptying my trash except that I have way too much "stuff" on it and have to empty quite a bit every now and then!

4 comments:

lailani said...

lol! funny post!

I am trying to remember what was up with normal when it was being ornery, but I honestly can't remember. I wonder if that is normal?

mythopolis said...

I am not too computer savvy, but I would dump it into a cheap flash drive, and then, throw it in the local dump! I don't have much interest in being normal, but I would hope not to have my PC crash in some kind of internet pity party about it's self! : )

Chironaut said...

Hi. You probably already figured this out, but your hard disk being full has nothing to do with the trash bin. You need to go through your hard drive and start deleting things you don't need, and burning pics and that sort of stuff to CD's or DVD's then deleting the them from you hard drive. Or buy a big external drive and move everything other than your OS to that.

GutsyWriter said...

Chironaut seems to know more than I do. I ask my husband to help whenever soemthing doesn't seem "normal." Funny post though.