Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Telltale Heart Clock



Something in this house is conspiring to drive me mad. For the past few days, every time I sit down at my computer I hear a quiet, subtle ticking. An incessant ticking. A maddening ticking. A drive me to distraction ticking.

Why don't I just remove the offending object, you ask? Because I Can't. Find. It!!! My watch doesn't tick, the clock doesn't tick, the dvd player or digital clock on the oven certainly don't tick. I have no freaking idea what is ticking. I'm starting to wonder whether it's something in the new laptop itself, not that I've ever heard of a computer ticking before. Whatever it is, it's driving me mad. MAD, I tell you.

All I know is that I am starting to feel an awful lot like the protagonist in The Tell-Tale Heart. (And oh my god, did you know that someone has actually turned The Tell-Tale Heart into a musical?! Or rather, a musicabre as he's calling it. Amazing. The Tell-Tale Heart - a musical. Good grief.)

15 comments:

TnMomTo3 said...

That would drive me nuts!!! It's not your computer making some sort of maddening noise, is it?

Hope you find the source soon!!!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I had a 'crickety' sound in my bedroom last night but found no cricket!

Hope you figure this out soon---it'd drive me batty.

And, some stories should never, ever be turned into a musical.

LaLa said...

That would drive me nuts too!! I hope you figure it out before you go mad!!!

Oh, and a musical of that...no thanks!

Jo said...

Yep, making me nutso just reading about it.....don't know the story, off to follow the link.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Got any lights on timers?

Janet said...

ROFLMAO! Um...I hope you find it soon!

Carol Anne said...

LOL1 hope you find it soon!

Oh and thanks for the support on my blog!

Jen M. said...

You're kidding - that would put me over the edge! Also, it would weird me out. You have to tell us what it is when you find it.

Rachel said...

O.M.F.G!!! The Tell-Tale Heart a Musical?!?!?!?!

The mind can't even comprehend.........

Denise Patrick said...

The Tell-Tale Heart as a musical - somebody's not right in the head! I just can't fathom it.

grace said...

I don't like to hear the ticking of the clock either! All our timepieces at home at the silent types.

Robin said...

The best I can come up with is that it's something in the hard drive of the new laptop. I only hear it in the mornings when I'm home alone. By afternoon there's enough other noise in the house that I can't hear it.

Amy said...

OK... you sound like me. This has happened to me a LOT before. Where I am like "please find that noise and shut it off!!"

beautyredefined said...

Hi! I popped over here from ravensroads, and I couldn't help but be reminded of this video. Though I imagine your ticking is from some other source. Hope you find it soon!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XIm6q4r4

Robin said...

That is hysterical. Thanks for the link.