Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Black Hole

Welcome to my blog.  Do any of you have a black hole at your house or place of business?  You know - the mysterious place where the very thing you're searching so diligently for has disappeared?  I have several of them.

There's one in my car.  I've lost untold numbers of eyeliner and mascara in it.  (Of course, my theory is my teenage daughter has decided to "adopt" said items.......but she vehemently denies it....every time.)  I've also lost business cards, my kindle, lots of glasses - reading and sun.

Black holes exist all over my living room too.  My husband recently discovered my kindle (yes, my kindle adores black holes, wherever they may be.) just outside the living room black hole.  It languished in the black hole over three weeks causing me to purchase a replacement, much to the joy of our son, Jonathan who now inherits the black hole dweller.

But the most treacherous black hole of all is the one at work.  I haven't lost anything significant in it YET, but I am acutely aware of its existence.  So much so, that whenever I work on a file - I could be returning in 5 minutes - I refile it.  I do not leave it on my desk.  You see, where I work, there is a whole lot of desk sharing.  I find things that are not mine on my desk on a daily basis.  I'm pretty sure a black hole lurks closely to my desk.  I'm suspicious every time I sit down.

Not only that, but there is a black hole on my laptop as well.  Multiple users of all ages and all tastes=multiple hiding places for files, bugs and photos.  It's a law of physics, I'm certain.

I've heard that if everything is in its place consistently, black holes begin to shrink in size.  The challenge is, how can everything be in its place when there isn't enough place for everything?  There's no space to purchase more things to create space and the "stuff" seems to be pretty important - especially when it falls into the black hole.  Therein lies my dilemma.  If you have any ideas, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. In my house, only my kitten knows where the black holes exist. He hides everything in them. Apparently, I don't miss most of what he hides.