Tuesday, September 16, 2008

IKE!

Ike winds knock out power, but I'm working on samples for a client-requested glow-in-the-dark night sky (star-gazer ceiling), so I can keep working.
I finish my samples, light candles, and prepare for an electronic-free evening. I go out and buy ice cream and cottage cheese as a faith-offering to Indianapolis Power and Light. I do yoga for the first time in years. I get an art idea from the light fixture as a lie in the corpse pose with my glasses off. Life is good.
A few hours later I try to eat more ice cream. It's starting to melt. I decide to paint some doodles by blacklight.

I drink wine and go to bed. No power until noon the next day. I plug in my powerstrip and push start the computer. Crackle, crackle, pop, shit! The computer is fried.

The power goes back out an hour later and I start to get annoyed. (It's on now).

Will know in 3-5 business days if computer is deep-fried or just lightly sauteed. Being without power and without my computer should not be this disrupting.

4 comments:

rk said...

Are you posting this from your imaginary computer?

Anonymous said...

The doodles are really cool, they look like deep sea creatures.

Anonymous said...

I love the last one. But the next to the last one looks like a sonogram of twins.

Do you want to come over and use my computer?

Lisa

Carla said...

I would so love to have an imaginary computer! It would not require an entire program called "Big Fix".

I got my computer back today! It was just the power module, and Eagle Micro Computers are great (in Castleton, across from Best Buy).

I ordered a better grade of luminescent paint. It uses an entirely different compound with which to glow, and I'll have more colors. These are gimicky in a fun way, and would be good for auction requests, or other fair-type show opportunities.