I very much enjoyed Karyn’s post Thoughts on SLIders and I wanted to comment on it.
I first remember having SLI experiences in my teens, there wasn’t a name for it way back then. I even had one driving home at around 3 am that may have involved missing time after the street light went out. I say may have because in all honesty I had been drinking (I was a teen what do you expect, but I wasn’t drunk) and I was incredibly tired so I don’t know if I fell asleep at a stop light that never seemed to change to green or if I actually lost about 30 minutes.
Anyone who is a daily reader of my Debris Field blog knows that I am often plagued by strange electrical problems. I normally blame this on experiments at Kirtland and Sandia just across the road. I know they are doing EMF testing over there, but maybe it isn’t these experiments, maybe it is just me.
It is always me that these things happen to. I am the one that flips the light switch only to have the bulb pop. I am the one who plugs in the vacuum and without even turning it on blows the fuse. I am the one continually shocked by materials that are not suppose to conduct electricity. I am the one shocked by the shock resistant plastic cover of my I-pod enough that arm is sore for days and my I-pod batteries are so drained that it takes over a full day for them to charge. Britton gets static electricity shocks too, but not so much that they actually burn things out or from materials that aren’t suppose to conduct electricity. Then there were two years in a row, on November 29th 2006 and November 29th 2007 that all the electricity went totally dead. In 2006 it was as easy as flipping the breakers, but in 2007 someone had to come out and flip some switch on the pole.
The date of those occurrences along with Richelle’s story about being angry and having a huge spark leap out of the stove at her makes me wonder if this isn’t caused by emotions. November 29 is near Christmas and could easily make me stressed just by thinking of all that is ahead of me. That would especially be true for the past 2 years when things happened around that time that had not much to do with Christmas, but caused me added stress, along with sadness and anger.
Also these weird electrical things don’t happen to me on a daily basis. There will be a few days, a week or two of it and then it will go away for months. I think I may start observing my emotions during these times more closely and see if there may be some connection.