Out of the Dark

1 Jul

When my old laptop died, I had to get another one. There was no way I was going to know what to get, so I asked my nephew. Under his guidance, I bought a Mac, and it is a cool piece of machinery. It has all kinds of bells and whistles that I have no idea how to use. However, there is one thing that is mega-cool. The keyboard lights up.

That means I can work in the dark, and, as I have always said, I do some of my best work in the dark. Some people refer to my office as a cave because there is only a single bulb burning. More than once, a security person has stopped by because they thought I had left my door open by accident.

I have always liked the dark. Nights are better than days. Staying up late is better than getting up early. It could be the mystery of the dark that fascinates me. You cannot really tell everything that is going on. People do things differently in the dark than they do in the light. Simply, darkness is a favorite of mine.

Just think about all of the cool stuff that is associated with the dark.

The Dark Knight (Batman at his best.)

Dark Chocolate (Good stuff.)

It was a dark and stormy night. (Every book should begin this way.)

Cinemax After Dark (I got cable in my room way too soon.)

Darkman (Alright, this one is a little obscure. If you think Liam Neeson was a badass in Taken, then you should see him in this.)Darkman

Dark Shadows (Think of it as Phantom of the Soap Opera.)

Dark Night (A great song by The Blasters. Everyone should give it a listen.)

Dark Horse (Not the Katy Perry song. I am talking about that person who comes from nowhere to achieve greatness.)

The Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd made what could be the greatest album of all time.)Dark Side

The Dark Tower (A series of books by Stephen King about Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger.)Dark Tower

On The Dark Side (A song from Eddie and the Cruisers that was actually performed by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.)

See, there are a lot of great things that come out of the dark.

5 Responses to “Out of the Dark”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 1, 2014 at 02:50 #

    My keyboard is backlit too. Very cool. Also really helps see what I’m doing since I also usually work in dimly lighted areas. But it’s not a Mac šŸ™‚ Oops.

    • Rick July 1, 2014 at 03:12 #

      Having the lit keyboard is the important thing.

  2. DyingNote July 1, 2014 at 04:46 #

    Dark like my current favourite album of the year “To Be Kind” by the Swans (well, all their music is quite dark, in the sound not necessarily lyrically).

    • Rick July 1, 2014 at 13:44 #

      I am going to iTunes to check them out.

      • DyingNote July 1, 2014 at 13:47 #

        Super. My next post will be on that album.

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