Monday, October 10, 2011

I had stories due today so I've spent most of the day writing. You'd think with only two people living here it would be quite, but we now have five dogs that if you put on a balancing scale with say a Volkswagen, the dogs would drift down to the floor leaving the VW dangling like a pinata.
So, I've learned through experience that it's best to have headphones. I'm not talking about the old stoner headphones from the 60's and 70's that look like giant earmuffs and make your head tilt to starboard like a ship taking on water, but state-of-the art earphones that are about the size of a pencil eraser that you can shove up into your ear canal so close to the eardrum that no other sounds reach the drum except what's coming out of the headphones.
I turn on Dr. Jeffery Thompson's Awakened Mind which is a 30 minutes track that has embedded brainwaves in music that  is supposed to keep you mentally alert.
It seems to work, especially when I slam down a couple cups of double expresso's. Of course an approaching tornado, or some other calamity would be all over me and I'd be smiling like a dunce and tapping away on the keyboard like a woodpecker on cocaine.
I may have done a little permanent hearing damage today, but I knocked those stories out in record time.


  1. I'm sold! I'm gonna set my self up with a Dr. Jeffrey Thompson double espresso special!

  2. You made me smile and I feel happy.
    - Joy

  3. Congrats on getting your stories out.
    I'm glad you found a device for silence. During my productive dance years, I was ablaze with energy from double expresso's. Now they are a once in a blue moon treat.
    I had a laugh at your approaching tornado image. :)


  4. Your visuals had me laughing so much I almost snorted my diet coke out my nose! Hopefully you keep those in a drawer or something during bad weather!


  5. Anonymous11:46 PM

    Whatever works. We were in Williams today and the kid at the next table was doing his homework with headphones such as you describe. I don't know what the decible level was but we couldn't hear the piped in music or each other for the leakage. Can you imagine what that was doing to his eardrums?

  6. You are so amusing! We have six dogs, so I know just what you mean!

  7. I'd like to have an awakened mind too! A woodpecker on cocaine would be a sight to see.

  8. Anonymous1:59 AM

    Just do not use headphones when you are driving:))

  9. I almost want to see a woodpecker on cocaine...

  10. I wish more people during my train commute would wear these teeny weeny earphones...!

    Take care

  11. You and my husband - do you think he does it so he won't hear me? teehee sandie

  12. I like the over the ear headphones. I have a pair made by Sony that I remember paying about a hundred dollars for back in the mid 90's. Seeing how I wear them a good 5 or more hours a day and have for the past 15 years, comfort is number one.

  13. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. My youngest son actually did have those dinner plate headphones. It was hilarious.


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