Monday, November 12, 2007

Interference phenomena explained.

Dude, I discovered my first interference with my bionic buddy today. Care to guess what it was?

Microwave? Wrong!

Security scanner? Not even close!

Fluorescent lights? Negative!

Blender? Television? Sewing machine? Denist drill? Import cars? Time machine? Ham Radio? Furbies? Screw making machine? Spaceship?

The answer is no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no and nope!

Give up? This is what caused interference

Introducing the Sonic Touch 3 machine by Salontech!

I know what you are thinking, what the hell is that thing? Binoculars, right? :)

Eh, wrong :) It is an artificial nail remover! I do not think bionic men have to worry about running into this contraption anytime soon.

Today I was not allowed into my sunny little cubicle because I am off today for Veterans Day. I decided to go get my nails done. I wanted them to remove the acrylics overlay on my nails and do a completely new set. Usually, the process is tedious, lengthy and not to mention painful. It can take up to 40 minutes for the acrylic to dissolve. Not anymore! This thing rocks for removing acrylic nails. You fill it up with pure acetone and turn it on. It uses ultrasonic waves and heat and done in 20 minutes! It was total bliss except for the part when I had my cochlear implant facing the machine, horrible static would erupt from within. As long as I had my head turned towards the MTV in China techno music videos (don't ask), it was okay :) I expected big burly machines to cause the type of interference with my implant, but not an artificial nail remover machine.

On the plus side, the nail technician that was taking care of me had a heavy accent. I understood her pretty well when she had her mask off. Not to toot my own horn here but I understood her better then some of the customers. A couple of times, yours truly relayed what she had said! That would have never happens to me if it was not for my bionic buddy! My pre-bionic era experience in nail salons was sitting there in my normal asocial manner, fixated on the TV or texting on my cell, anything to avoid conversation with the person behind the mask.

There is just something melodious, not to mention shiny about new nails hitting the keyboard.


Jennifer said...

Abbie, I refuse to set foot inside one of those nail salons because I'm going to have to talk to people wearing masks speaking foreign languages....NO WAY...AIN'T HAPPENING. You are FAR braver than I!

Sam said...

ROFL...that looked like a spaceship out of Star Trek. I am so glad I am a guy and have no need, reason, excuse or rationale to step foot into a nail salon. And, I am VERY VERY glad I am not married to you either cuz I disdain all the fancy frills wimin want (to them, its need).
On a serious note, glad to hear things are going well for you. Isn't it amazing all the little sounds you hear...even to this day, I am hearing new things.

Abbie said...

It is a necessity! I can't type without nails! My very career depends on it! You might not want to get married to me, I get happy with power tools in the spring time because I want to put up a wall or build a dry sink or a wet bar.. :)

I hear you are going to the HLAA convention :)

Nikki said...

I get interference from computers if I'm on the phone.

GREAT news about understanding a foreign person with a mask on! WOW!