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My hearing is poo- no secret there. It's the unfortunate side effect of a youth spent listening to stereos that are loud enough to qualify as munitions (or at least demolition equipment). It could be worse. As long as there isn't too much background noise I can hear you just fine. Better still, I often mis-parse things in ways that are hi-larious. (Did you just say 'hairy fish nuts'?)

'Course, for unknown reasons the area between my ears often `ent working so well either. "I've gotta tell you about the most important thing in the world! Your life depends on it! Crap. What was it?" (Yeah, I'm pretty much broken above the neck. Special irony there. :-) ) That generally results in more frustration than amusement, but I've finally found a situation where it actually doesn't make me want to rip my hair out.

Let's say you get a hankerin' to listen to a song you own. Typically the process works like this:

1) Song hankerin' (Lookie! I used a silly word like "hankerin'" twice in the same post! Ooh! Now three times! LOL!)
2) Fire up music player of choice
3) Listen to song

Sometimes I catch myself following this order:

1) Song hankerin' (OMG the GIGGLY!)
2) Distracted by $SHINY_THING
3) Listen to song
4) An hour later, notice that everyone is looking at me funny
5) Realize that I've been silently listening to the song on repeat in my head the whole time

*Sigh*

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zotmeister
Feb. 1st, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
I do that too, and my brain's in great shape. I also have a problem with mental song ambushes. Sometimes a song leaps into my head for no apparent reason; sometimes it jumps in with a very convoluted reason. To wit, I could be driving along when suddenly...

What my brain is thinking:
"This guy is going slower than a Mooninite bullet, the Mooninites being those cheesy videogame-like creatures in Aqua Teen Hunger Force which are almost as cheezy as the residents in Animal Crossing that do this silly dance when they're happy just like Risk Astley does in that video..."

What the rest of me is doing meanwhile:
change lanes, pass car, examine speed, slow down slightly, check mirrors, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND IF YOU ASK ME HOW I'M FE-ELING..."

"*Sigh*" indeed. - ZM
datan0de
Feb. 1st, 2006 10:27 am (UTC)
slower than a Mooninite bullet

Damn yeah! That's a great insult! Mind if I steal it? I'll trade you the mighty Foreigner Belt... ;-)
zotmeister
Feb. 1st, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
I don't need the belt - I already know what love is. :) I'm sure I'll borrow something you say eventually. - ZM

P.S.: Recently overheard at my gaming club...

"GENTLEMEN... BEHOLD! THE OBVIOUS!"
"...Like I never saw that coming."
"AND YOU NEVER WILL!! My name is Shake-Zula, the mike ruler..."

The best part was that each line was ad-libbed by a different person. - ZM
nekidsteve
Feb. 1st, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
i find it hard to beleive anyone you know can claim to have a brain that works properly
zotmeister
Feb. 3rd, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
You can keep on disbelieving it - e doesn't know me. :) (Which, given the policy on his user info page, explains why he hasn't friended me. I'm fine with that.) In fact, e's probably wondering where in the name of sanity I wandered in from. (Es debates with tacit drew me in.) - ZM
datan0de
Feb. 3rd, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
:-) I've seen you comment on his LJ before, so I'd assumed that was where the connection was made.

My profile is correct in that if I friended everyone I stumbled across who was interesting I'd get nothing else done ever. That doesn't mean that I don't read other people's journals from time to time- just that I don't add 'em to my friends list.

It also doesn't mean that I don't notice when they do really cool stuff like use my name and tacit's name as the basis of a puzzle. :-) That's just straight-up awesome!
zotmeister
Feb. 6th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)
Glad you appreciate it. I was indeed wondering if either of you would ever find out. :) - ZM
nekidsteve
Feb. 3rd, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
that would explain it. although tacit isnt much better
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