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Ooey-Gooey – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Earworm

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Ooey-Gooey – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Earworm 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 8/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “earworm.” Talk about your latest earworm, or one that habitually haunts you. Enjoy!

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Linda has asked us to write about ‘earworms’ for the SOCS challenge, today. Thanks, Linda!

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Earworm, earworm, ooey gooey earworm…no, that’s not how the song goes.

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out…no, that’s not it either, but it’s a really creepy song.

Earworm sounds pretty creepy, too, but it’s not all that bad. When you say you have an earworm, it means you have some song, or part of a song stuck in your head, and it keeps playing over and over until you’re sick of it.

Most times, for me, it’s a good song, and one I like, so I don’t mind. It helps to go play the actual song, so then you’re done with it.

The worst for me are the TV commercial ads songs. Ugh! I suppose that’s the purpose of them, to get you to remember their product. But, if I can’t stand the jingle, then I don’t want to buy their stuff.

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If you want to, here’s a whole little story I wrote about earworms. 🙂 It’s creepy and funny! Some of you have read it before, but others haven’t, so…here’s the link to my story:

“It’s All in My Head”

https://wp.me/p3RE1e-30A

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© 2018 BS

 

IT’S ALL IN MY HEAD

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IT’S ALL IN MY HEAD

My ear was itching in that deep down, hard to reach place. I tried for several days to scratch it by trial and error. Sticking my finger in there, jiggling it around did not help. Doing that thing with my tongue, scratching my throat did not help. Carefully inserting a cotton swab a little ways in did not work either. I tried flushing it out with warm water, then suctioning it out. This just made it worse. Now every sound was muffled, and the itch was still there.

There was no relief. Itching day and night was taking it’s toll on me. Lack of sleep, and unable to concentrate on daily activities caused me to call in sick to my place of employment on more than one occasion as the days and weeks went by.

I didn’t want to, but I made an appointment with the ear, nose, and throat doctor. The exam, which included tiny lights being shone down my ear canal, and small wire probing instruments poked down inside, turned up no clear cut diagnosis. I was sent home with only some ear drops.

After one day of using the drops, I noticed a change. The itching was barely noticeable now, but very faintly I could hear music. Even when in the silence of my house, I could hear snippets of songs, one after the other. Day by day the music became louder until it was a perfect volume.

I was able to shake my head, and the music would change to another song like magic. It was very strange, but at least it was not the infernal itching. In fact, I kind of enjoyed it, this radio in my head…turn my head, change the station, as often as I wanted.

All kinds of music was represented. I’d go about my business, at home or work, walking down the sidewalk, or shopping and be listening to a soundtrack to my days. Lucky for me, it would stop when I went to bed, so that was appreciated.

I had no need of my I-Pod anymore. I didn’t even feel embarrassed when I banged my head, or did a sudden hip-hop move in the grocery store. I even showed some people waiting at the bus stop my awesome ballet pirouettes.  Most people smiled along with me. A few tried some dance moves themselves, but I knew they couldn’t hear my music. They had their earbuds plugged into their own ears. Mine was internal, organic, awesome.

Word got around soon enough. I even had an interview that was broadcast on local television. Did that make me a celebrity? I think it did. After all, I sang and danced on camera, and now was recognized everywhere I went.

I did have one strange phone call, though. It was from a travelling troupe of performers. Their talent scout asked if I wanted to tour the fifty states with their “Amazing Freak Show”. I would be billed as “The Woman Who Hears Music In Her Head”. They promised a nice paycheck, a giant poster of me, smiling, free carnival rides, and all the cotton candy I could ever want.

I reluctantly had to turn them down. To be honest, after a year of constant music, I was beginning to be annoyed. I mean, the same playlist was on a thousand song replay. After I’d heard them three hundred sixty five days in a row, it was getting to me…and not in a good way. My dancing was becoming jerky, and I was forgetting the words to songs. More and more I’d find myself blocking out whole genres of music.

It happened gradually. I began to feel the tiny tickles of the itch coming back. After about a month, it was in full force again, and the music had completely stopped. The itching was much worse this time, so I made another doctor appointment. This time, to my relief, the doctor made a definite diagnosis.

As he reached into my ear with his long tweezers, he pulled out an object, putting it on a paper covered tray in front of me. I recoiled in horror at the sight of it.

“What in hell is that?” I managed to ask.

“You have had a bad case of Heliocoverpa zea…earworms.”

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*earworm…a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind.

*Heliocoverpa zea…the larva of the moth commonly known as corn earworm.

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Originally posted on 12/17/13 on Blogger

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© 2017 BS

3 QUOTES – 3 DAYS # 2

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3 QUOTES – 3 DAYS # 2 3-quotes-challenge

I would like to thank Renegade Expressions for nominating me for the 3 Quotes – 3 Days Challenge. Find their blog at the following link:

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge (#1)

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Rules of the challenge:

  • Three quotes for three days.
  • Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Inform the nominees.

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Music is the emotional life of most people ~ Leonard Cohen

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© 2016 BS

 

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF # 28

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For Nano Poblano and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

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“Please Introduce Yourself”

Ring Ring, Tinkle Tinkle, Clang Clang, Bong Bong! Hi there…we are the nice lady’s wind chimes. We enjoy making music for the nice lady. She has one of us out in the back yard, two of us out in the front yard tree, and one of us in the house. I suppose that means she likes our music everywhere she goes.

We come from all different places. One from a craft store, two were given as a Christmas presents,  and one was from an estate sale. When the wind gets to blowing good, we outside chimes really can make some noise…in a good way. Thank you, nice lady, for displaying us, and liking the music we make for you! 🙂

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© 2016 BS

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF # 24

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For Nano Poblano and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

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“Please Introduce Yourself”

Hello! I am the nice lady’s violin. I’ve lived with her for many years. She learned to play music on my strings when she was in the 6th grade of elementary school. Over the years of her schooling, all the way through High School, she took the classes of Orchestra. We played many concerts together, with other students. She also took me to special competitions, where we were judged and received a score. We did well!

Sometimes the nice lady still takes me out of my case and plays a few tunes…to the cat’s dismay… Oh, well, it feels good to be taken care of and loved for all these years. 🙂

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© 2016 BS

 

19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 15

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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 15 19-somethin_sidebar_button

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/september-19-somethin-challenge/

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Q – Did you get into MTV? If not, what was your favorite music-based TV program?

MTV came along way after I was a teen. Later on, my girls watched it a lot, so I watched it a lot, too. I loved all the rock videos, and Headbanger’s Ball was my favorite of their programs. They had a little game show, called ‘Remote Control’, and that was fun to watch. I lost interest in it when they pretty much quit playing videos. I did watch a lot of the Real World seasons, though. VH1 was ok for watching sometimes.

When I was a teen, though, it was American Bandstand, with Dick Clark, every Saturday! So many good bands played on that show. Then, I watched Soul Train when it came on.

One of my favorite music programs was called “Action” or “Where the Action Is”. It featured rock bands. They actually took some bands on a tour of the country, at one time. They came to our town and I got to go see them! That was so fun!

Later on, of course was the TV show, the “Monkees”. I loved watching that one too!

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© 2016 BS

WHEN I AM DONE

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WHEN I AM DONE

Look up at the night, the stars, the moon

Play me a song, or sing me a tune

Don’t look at the sun…

Planets will sing in harmony, in

Empathy, so gloriously

Don’t look at the sun…

When I am done

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