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16 February 2011 @ 09:00 pm
Error. Abort/retry/fail?  
So, my brain had a pattern recognition error last night.

I went up to bed, replaced the towel on the drying rack with the new one (we can't leave the towels downstairs, because they get wetter during the day than leaving them there overnight will dry) and moved the other one to the other side, piling it on top the bar on the rack. I turned around to take my shirt off, and when I turned back, there was a girl standing there with her hair over her face, reaching out for me. I took a step backward and raised my hand to ward off whatever it was...and then my brain reprocessed its input and resolved the "girl" into the clothes hanging from the rack and a vaguely-head-and-hair-shaped towel on top.

Once my heart started beating correctly again, I was able to appreciate it as a neurological lesson, especially since it reconfigured itself from J-horror ghost to unwisely arranged clothing before my eyes. For a moment there, though, I thought I was doomed. :p
Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: Nothing
ccamfieldccamfield on February 16th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
That it, no more horror movies for you!
slarnosslarnos on February 16th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
"'Abort, Retry, Fail?' was the phrase some wormdog scrawled next to the door of the Edit Universe project room. And when the new dataspinners started working, fabricating their worlds on the huge organic comp systems, we'd remind them: if you see this message, always choose 'Retry.'"
- Sid Meyer's Alpha Centauri
dorchadas: For the Horde!dorchadas on February 17th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
+1, would read again, lol, etc.
deathfromafardeathfromafar on February 16th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
That sucks. I hope you don't have that happen too often to you.
dorchadas: Great Old Onesdorchadas on February 17th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
It's fortunately not common. Though most of it time, it's not nearly so startling.
Nancynotthecheat on February 16th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Active imaginations don't take time off. :)
q99q99 on February 16th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yikes, pattern recognition is a scary thing :)