Monday, April 15, 2019

The Processor

I'm talking my brain. I've always read quickly but I think I need to slow down. I grab words with the eyes, think about them for a while, realize they don't make sense and go back and re-read again and think: whoa Nelly!

The other day my eyes grabbed: "Decorating Engineers" off a page.

And there was a wonderful few seconds when I thought: What a great idea, they're usually so dull and drab looking, we could up the ante here and throw on some sparkly bits, hang some loud earrings, dye their hair purple, hang a tambourine off an arm, maybe some lovely tap-dancing shoes.

Then I evacuated the reverie and re-read the bit: "Designating engineers". Ah, sad. But hey! my brain going off in unexpected directions can be delightful.

Ear worms now take longer to leave me. I had two days solid of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". This will be my funeral dirge. A kind of vengeance on those in attendance. Give them all an ear worm for a couple of days. Remember me!

Caution: Ear worm alert: Play this at your peril.




14 comments:

  1. I keep meaning to learn the words to this song. Isn't it great! -Kate

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  2. I didn't need to play it to hear the song. A movie I loved. Decades later I do still know all the words. It is a MUCH less irritating earworm than many. Polka dot bikini made a few days nasty a while back...
    The by-ways and paths of my brain are often more interesting than the reality of the highway.

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    1. Brilliant movie, standing so much on its ear. I agree the really side trips can be fascinating but slow down the reading somewhat.

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  3. Consider, they could have been singing "You are my sunshine." Or how about using it for their encore. Let's see, and for the curtain call, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo╩╗ole, "Somewhere over the rainbow".

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    1. I do love You are my sunshine Joanne but for some reason it doesn't give me an earworm!

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  4. Not playing it. I know what will happen. I too have started to misread words, especially signs and advertising.

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  5. I've had an earworm last weeks! I've heard that you can remove the earworm by playing the song, then playing another song right after. But I couldn't remember the song my earworm (two lines) was from. I misread words too.

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    1. Always good to know I'm not an aberrant out there wandering in my confusion, ready as they say to be put into a home for the bewildered.

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  6. My brain delights in weird little tricks. At least I blame my brain but i think it's really because I try to jump to the next thing and lose focus.
    I was sure "Always look on the bright side..." would become my ear worm but I find it's "you are my sunshine" It's already on repeat...... if only my earworm was as distractable as my brain

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  7. I'm glad I'm not the only one who misreads words. I get a few words down the line and think... wha...??? Now this would be a good funeral song, especially the "Life's a piece of shit, when you look at it..." but that's just because today was a "post town" day and those are always "shi**ie" days.

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  8. Definitely -- we need Decorating Engineers! Would they be anything like Interior Decorators?

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