Apparently a saying with maritime roots...you would be under the weather bow, the sharp end of the ship that takes the brunt of all the crappy weather (from "Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions" by Bill Beavis and Richard G. McCloskey (Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 1995)). I guess sick or unwell sailors also went below deck to get away from the weather. I'm also sure that all the rocking and rolling of a ship during bad weather would contribute to sea sickness. I love words, phrases - their meanings and origins. Fun Stuff... the meanings keep coming =) I love the image too, couldn't find the author, it nicely illustrates how pissed off I feel when I'm under the weather as well!
So I have been a bit under the weather. Probably explains how I managed to screw up my laptop while setting up and testing the Epson scanner for photos, and I'd hoped, journal pages. Apparently I was completely misinformed or rather delusional. Apparently there is no way to scan a handwritten document and convert it into a Word Document via a character recognition software program. I guess OCR software is reserved for converting scanned images of things already typed. So basically digitizing things that are typed or printed. Got it... now... hours later after corrupting my MS Word program through Adobe Acrobat export from PDF to Word doc... attempts. Any which way if I hadn't been "under the weather" perhaps the apparently obvious would have dawned on me sooner. And, no, it should not be possible to create a file with an Adobe product that will consequently corrupt a standard Microsoft product. I can prove it, however, if you're interested. I think this is why people like Apple better? Not sure...
What shall I create this day to amuse and delight?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
Fibber McGee's closet!