Have any of you ever had the terrifying experience of thinking you've lost your sense of hearing? I am afraid to say that I have and it's something I wouldn't wish on my greatest enemy. The other day, I was walking with some friends from The Pie to my car. Or maybe it was a football game....the details are a little fuzzy. Anyway, I was listening to my iPod while we were walking and was suddenly inspired to say something that was probably deep and profound (because I'm a deep and profound person.) My friend Alec and his wife were right in front of me and there were kids in a playground to the right of me. I grabbed Alec's arm to get his attention and started saying my extremely important thing, but nothing came out. I could feel my vocal chords moving and knew I was talking, but there was no sound. John Mayer was no longer singing in my ears so I knew the volume on my iPod wasn't too loud. I screamed, "Alec, I'm deaf! I can't hear anything." I saw his mouth perfectly form the words, "No you're not. You'll be able to hear in a couple minutes," but for some reason that wasn't exactly reassuring. I continued screaming more, but other than the kids playing in the park next to me, I couldn't hear a thing.
Wait a second. There are kids playing in a park next to me and I can hear them. I must not be deaf after all, but what's going on. This is the point where I slowly started to wake up and realize I was listening to "Kids" by MGMT in my Boston hotel. False alarm! I still have my sense of hearing.
But it really was a terrifying dream. I'm still slightly asleep so this post probably makes no sense whatsoever. Horrible grammar? Most likely. Bad spelling? As always. But how could I pass up a chance to actually post something. And something as electrifyingly horrible as losing your sense of hearing?