Thursday, June 19, 2008

The blog curse

Many of you may not know about it so I will let the cat out of the bag for your protection. There is a blog curse. It is very deadly and destructive. It is worse than any internet virus and so simple, yet it can affect anyone. Here is how it works. If you blog about it, it will happen. It’s kind of like” If you build it, they will come” but different. If you write about something on your blog, you can expect something similar to happen. Well at least that is how it appears this morning.

I recently blogged about not having AC when I was growing up and yesterday, without warning and for no good reason, our AC went on the blink. It just has to be the blog curse. I am thinking about giving up blogging altogether because it is just way to dangerous. I mean what else could cause a perfectly good AC unit to fail. It has been working just fine for the 20 years it has been installed. The cooling fins were only a little bit dirty. The temperature has only been in the 90’s so far this year. It’s the curse I tell you.

Maybe it had a little bit to do with being 20 years old but I am leaning toward the curse. Ok I am just kidding about the curse. In fact I don’t believe in curses. I hear people always saying not to talk about things because they will come true but I don’t believe in that garbage. I mean I have talked about being wealthy all my life and it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe I should blog about it. :)I do occasionally knock on wood but I am not sure why I do it since I don’t know why I am doing it. I just do it because people say: “Oh you better knock on wood”. I recently heard that it has some biblical origin. Maybe one of my readers knows the answer to that. Something about knocking on a tree maybe?

I believe that things happen for a reason. I don’t always know the reason but there is a purpose for the things that happen in life. I may never know the reason this happened now but I am sure that some good will eventually come out of it. Maybe the money that I would have spent elsewhere was a bad idea and this is a better place to spend it. Maybe this will remind me to appreciate some of the things that we have become accustomed to in life and not become so dependent on luxuries. Maybe my nephew who will be looking at our AC unit this morning really needed the work. Who knows, so I am just going to go with it and not complain.

Ecclesiastes 3;1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every purpose under heaven:

I guess it was our AC unit’s time.
Have a great day,


Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I'm a firm believer in thinking that everything happens for a reason......

There are way to many theories that surround the origin of that term....."Knock on Wood".....

Katherine Aucoin said...

Hiya George! I believe the curse is real...maybe I'll blog about winning the lottery tomorrow, you never know! ;)

Greg C said...

****Update**** My nephew was able to revive it. It is alive!! Yes we again have AC.

happyone said...

That is a good attitude to have.
Glad it's back and running. No need for AC here in Maryland. Sunny days in the 70's. :-)

Lori said...

Glad it has been revived. I know what you mean about talking about something and then it happens. That seems to happen to me all the time. At least it gave you something to blog about today!!

Janice Thomson said...

Actually Greg I think you have a point there on two accounts. I think if we focus on something strong enough, good or bad, it will happen. For instance if we are always complaining or depressed or always thinking the worse will happen then we attract the same to our lives. The same holds true for good things too. I also agree everything has its time and place and happens for a reason.
Glad to hear your AC is back :)

Wanda said...

Most entertaining and good writing ~~ Of course it's no fun to be with AC. You style of humor reminds me of Mark Twain.

I so enjoy coming by each day for a dose of Greg's General Store talk.

Don't even think about stopping this post !!! that would be a curse.

Angie said...

Glad to hear you got it up and going again. I'm thinking about putting a window unit in our living room. It would be hidden behind the couch. If power ever went out, we have a generator, but then there's the gas issue. In this day and age, we're going to have to learn some flexibility.

Sandy said...

hahahhahaha...the CURSE....yeah I've had that happen too!

We are having 100 plus weather and I am not going to mention a thing about the equipment that keeps my house cool....I won't even spell it.

hope it all works out behind you, there is a black cat sitting there on top of a broken mirror..


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

LOL!!!! Not about your AC breaking, just the way you wrote about it. Too funny!

And I just read that Bible verse in Ecclesiates on someone elses blog recently... hmmm, you all are on to something. As far as the knocking on wood part, I don't remember anything in the Bible about that, just some old tale from somewhere else proabably.

Have a great weekend and hope you get that air fixed soon. Oh, I just read down three comments and saw that it's fixed. Good. What a nice nephew! See how God provides? Cool! (literally)

Kati said...

Sorry to hear about the AC, Greg! Hope you've found another way to keep cool (lemodaid and a hammock under a shady tree, perhaps...)! Have a great weekend!

Lori said...

I'm glad you could see a bright side of all of this.

You lived through this trial and learned a little without spending alot.



Lori said...

Good morning Greg,

I thought I'd head over this a.m. to see if you have an update from your weekend. I'll come back soon!

Isn't life just grand!


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