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  • Writer's pictureJulian Chan

YRUCREM strikes again!

Mercury must be SO retrograde it's running around with it's ass stuck on his head, or vice versa.

Not sure if I like that imagery...sorry!

Imagine preparing for my first online lesson for the day, and making sure that all systems are a go, and right at the moment my student logs in and we start the lesson, my input audio gave out on me. Well, to be specific, the SOUND settings on my laptop, somehow Voicemeeter (the app I use to control all incoming and outgoing audio source) just could not read any of the microphones connected to my audio interface.

I spent the next 15 to 30 minutes trying to troubleshoot, from restarting my computer, doing an uninstall and reinstall of the Voicemeeter app. Ran some troubleshooting using the Windows Settings app and somehow got it started working again. Obviously there was no way for me to continue the lessons so I rescheduled her to the next day.

There has always been some kind of glitch every day since the start of this planetary alignment, and I guess I can’t help but acknowledge that this Mercury being in retrograde situation is a real thing (I’m not well versed in astrology, to be honest). I must say, it’s more comforting than saying, “it’s all in my head”, or even worse, it’s just “bad luck”. I definitely don’t hold a lot of weight on coincidence. I always felt that there’s a reason for everything, no matter good or bad.

But, I can’t say it’s been necessarily a “bad” day. I’m learning to accept that a day is only bad when I had focused too much on the event that started the negative feeling in the first place. You know, that kind of feeling that makes you feel like it’s “going to be one of those days”. The negative feeling from the first ‘bad’ event, when held on to, only spirals and makes the day worse by making things go wrong no matter how much I didn’t want it to. Some of my more intuitive friends will tell me that I’m not “grounded”, and they’re quite right. I’m not grounded because my head is all clouded with junk and smoke, and that if I stayed calm I could see past it once it blows over.

Well, it’s not to say I wasn’t pissed with my equipment when it was glitching earlier during the lesson, but I did manage to calm myself down to see how I can troubleshoot without going all Incredible Hulk (which is what I’ve always imagined myself to be if someone pissed me off to the point of no return HAHA!). I was glad I did, had enough headspace before the next student at least.

Anyway, that’s all from me today. Thanks for dropping by and reading my banal stories.


- JC

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