Friday, November 25, 2005

I'm Deaf...Or Am I?

I got into my car Thursday morning, after driving home from Crockett Street Wednesday night, and innocently started my car. For the drive home, I had evidently set my car radio on 11 (Spinal Tap reference).

Every time I get in my car the next morning after going out, I forget that I've driven home deaf from the loud music in the bars and that I karaoked all the way home with my radio way too loud. At some point during the night, my hearing returns to normal and I'm shocked back to audio reality when I start my car the next morning.


7 comments:

Susan in St. Paul said...

I could send you some pink ear plugs, LOL!

Seriously, you may be on your way to deafness, you could get your hearing tested to find out.

I find that when music gets too loud for me, I stop hearing it so I usually stuff something in my ears to lessen it a bit and I can hear the music much better then, also I don't get the temporary deafness or ringing I used to get from bands. I usually use Kleenex or napkins, whatever is soft and handy.

I do have some special musicians earplugs but I usually forget them, except when I go to hear my brother play, for some reason I instinctive KNOW that will be loud.

"dpyxtlji"- don't play your xylophone to loud, just intensely

Laurie said...

Susan - It definitely takes the ringing in my ears longer to go away than it used to.

I love the acronym!

Jen T. (that's me) said...

I really am going deaf, I think. I have a ringing in my ears a lot. Brian makes me wear earplugs at his gigs a lot because he's afraid I'm losing my hearing.

Barbara said...

LOL Cute entry! That's just one of the many reasons I happily gave up drinking. Like your blog. Found you through Mark's Beaumont blog.

Laurie said...

Jen - Wear the earplugs...no matter how dorky you look.

Barbara - Welcome to the blog! Nice to meet you.

Lorna said...

and innocently started my car.

Ha, Missy New Orleans---we both know you don't innocently do anything.

Laurie said...

Lorna - My intentions usually start out innocent enough then take a sharp left turn toward eeee-ville.