Saturday, September 15, 2007

1 Days, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes: Technically

This little battle of tinnitus that I got going on here is ending! I have figured out that the enemy (tinnitus) is employing a method known as acoustic jamming. I’ll be damned if I’m going to be jammed. Due to my cerebral ingenuity or the enemy is running out of puff, the volume is noticeable but low. I can hear the telly again and Bella barking. I have packed my tent up and will be leaving Camp Unhappy immediately.

On a more important note, today is the last Saturday that my left ear will be deaf as a doorknob. I woke up to a dank morning but by noontime, the temperature reached about 77 degrees, the clouds were gone and the sun was shining scattering the blue light in the sky. I got myself all prettied up and ran some errands before my chow down appointment with a good friend Melissa and our mothers at the Olive Garden. You just cannot go wrong with unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks for $5.99. We had such a good time together. It was so nice just sitting around enjoying each other’s company over good Italian food. After lunch, someone (not naming names) brought up shopping and I thought I might have to invest in an activation outfit. Needless to say, I went shopping afterwards.

Upon running my errands this morning, I came across a fruit called a Minneola. Since my palate craves intellectual nourishment at least six times a day, I added it to my pantry this morning. I have never had this citrus but it looks strikingly similar to a Sunkist naval orange but deeper in color. Doing a quick search on Google revealed that it is hybrid between a tangerine and a grapefruit. As far as taste goes, I can truly say I have experienced the ultimate tartness. The grapefruit is definitely dominant. The tartness prompted me to sprinkle it with Splenda that revealed the tangerine tang. At last, my palate was content with the newfound Minneola.

I have a hidden agenda in sharing this rather asinine story. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I ventured out and discovered a Minneola, which is sour, but coupled with something sweet, was delectable. I will be bringing the same mentality with me when I am activated. I am going to be operated by a computer in my head, which at first might be a sour experience. Regardless of what I hear, I am going to venture out and see what I can do to enhance it. Perseverance will prevail and it is starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone audio book. I'm stoked!

Resistance is futile.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Abbie

This is Kim from hearingjourney. I enjoyd reading your blog today and searched all over hoping to find the blog of your friend Melissa. I was hoping to write to her and share that she needed to have a hearing party for you. Or have one for yourself - ask friends and family to bring over something that makes noise! Enjoy the sounds!!

Kim

Jennifer said...

Hey girlie!! I loved your description of the mineola...it sounds delicious, and now I want to try it...I love tart fruits (limes are some of my favorites)!
I am counting down days with you...and will be anxiously waiting to hear how things go on Monday (Watch your phone, lol ;))
Great taste in audiobooks, btw! :)

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Anonymous said...

hello my darling. I enjoyed this weekend with you as well. Im praying everything will go awesome with your activation today. xoxo we will go out and celebrate and shop!!!!! and eat!!!!!

love ya,
Melis