Wednesday, 23 November 2016
The Next Mystery Moment!
I was tidying up while things were finishing cooking and I heard a tinny song playing. (You know the sound when there's a radio on but it's far away so you can hear it but have to really listen?) The only radio I have in my house is my bedroom alarm clock and sometimes I get the A.M. and P.M confused and I figured that the alarm had (somewhat quietly) gone off but as I walked from the kitchen towards my bedroom to turn it off the music stopped.
Got back into the kitchen and there it was again! So I headed into the bedroom to double check and no. No alarm clock going off.... figures... it was far too quiet for that anyway.
Headed back to the kitchen... listened... yep, radio quiet noise.... Where on earth was it coming from? My phone?
Checked that and my laptop and no.... Not an open browser window or anything....
Plus, when I left the kitchen, the radio seemed to stop. Was it something I was broadcasting by being in a certain place in the kitchen? How? What? Why?
And can we just pause for a minute to be thankful that this didn't happen on the same night as the mystery lightbulb? I might have lost my poop if it had!
So, there I am, standing in my kitchen trying to figure out what could be picking up radio signals that were being amplified by where I was standing. Because by then, I'd discovered that if I got to either edge of the kitchen area, the noise would stop... there was a certain spot, just by the sink where it was most noticeable. I tried to concentrate on where the sound was coming from because it had to be in this room. But... what?
I thought through... and my bottom kitchen drawer is a bit of a hold all and I opened it up and ta da! my wireless headphones. With some sort of something or other happily playing through them. Geez.
Even though the base was turned off and they'd been quietly away in the drawer for a couple of weeks (or so) I guess I had forgotten to turn the headphones themselves "off" and somehow they were, with my body's help, picking up something, from somewhere.
I could have listened, but sound waves and radio waves and wireless and stuff all kind of freak me out so I turned them off and went happily about my way, glad I'd finally figured out what on earth was making the noise!