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09 August 2010 @ 12:54 am
I would headdesk, but I cannot spare the neurons ...  
Thanks to receiving a taxi and major thoroughfare to the head in close succession some years back, my brain is not what it was*. One of the results is mild aphasia, where I can think I am saying one thing but actually be saying another. I'm usually better at typing, though homophones can sneak in, but speech when tired can be ... unexpected.

Which is why, at a wedding reception today, I took a wine bottle from a friend to read a label and, rather than -- as I had intended to -- announcing that I had fine eyesight, proudly declared 'Of course I can read it, I have excellent handwriting!'

It was at this point I realised that I was so tired, I had to leave early or end up telling someone that I was the Empress of Sparkliboo, rather than a keen knitter.

*On the upside, it's quite fun to live with a disorganised brain as it throws up all sorts of randomly entertaining connections!
Bubba: Cedarsabsynthedrinker on August 8th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Does this conndition degenerate into something worse later?

It's funny now but..........

Nice seeing you as always.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 8th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
It's been 15 years and is significantly better, rather than worse, than it was in the first six months. These days I think I have other parts of my brain that cover off speech very well, except when I am knackered.

Though, as I joke with Mr B, if I ever develop dementia, he won't notice for AGES!
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on August 8th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
*snort at Mr + Mrs B* also, it's better than not noticing your partner is being eaten alive by maggots (just happened around the corner), actually lying beside him as he died. See, sparkly rules!
painless_jpainless_j on August 8th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Though, as I joke with Mr B, if I ever develop dementia, he won't notice for AGES!


Yay for making one's illness sound amusing!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 8th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
I'd not say excellent. Capable of being delightful, naturally idiocyncratic, occasionally illegible is far closer to the truth ;-)

Dear subject, I thank you for your concern and will take your advice. Such a loving populace! *Tosses glitter over you!*
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: rosnguil_confuseyou_inbetween_ on August 8th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)

Sadly, I have no excuse for saying similar things.
Jaeenchanted_jae on August 8th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yer cute. *pets your addled head*
Brissygirl: face palm lion iconbrissygirl on August 8th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that must have been slightly embarrassing! *hugs*

Btw have you decided when you're heading up here?
ravurianravurian on August 8th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Crikey, I know just how you feel. I had encephalitis in my early 20s, and, well, to cut a long story short: aphasia, dysphasia, and the shakes when I'm tired. When I first went back to work After, it happened a lot - most memorably when I asked my boss to lend me her clitoris. God knows what misfired there, but she, without blinking or commenting, handed me her stapler. I would probably never have known I'd said something wrong if the rest of the room hadn't erupted with laughter...
Meredythmeredyth_13 on August 8th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oh dear gods, you do realise now that I am doomed to think of staplers as ...

Yeah, never mind.

dylansbuzzdylansbuzz on August 8th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry to butt in, but I read this and almost choked laughing. That has to be one of the most brilliant moments ever. :)
Meredythmeredyth_13 on August 8th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
I hear that the Empress of Sparkliboo does a mean sock (turns the heel properly and everything). >.>

Have I told you lately that I love your disorganised brain?

lokifanlokifan on August 8th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
LOL. My mother does that sort of thing, and she's no excuse. (Beyond three daughters, of course!)

*bobs* Your Imperial Majesty.
dylansbuzz: Gustav muddylansbuzz on August 8th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)

For a disorganized brain, yours is still pretty damn impressive! You make an impressive case for a knock on the noggin. <3
shadowclubshadowclub on August 9th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Omg, this story made my night that much better. I'm not going to lie sometimes I say things like that when I'm tired... I am not one of those functional people who works well on lack of sleep!

E McGeemelusinahp on August 9th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
God, I do that all the time. I distinctly remember announcing to my friends that I had to iron my floor.
suonguyensuonguyen on August 9th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
LOL I do think that people even without the damage still have this condition! ;P

nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on August 11th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about a disorganised brain and weird connections! I more often than not end up talking about something with no idea why or how I got there, and when I trace it back I find the most bizarre and almost incomprehensible train of thought. :)

Hope you've been getting some rest! :) I read your comment above that it has been gradually getting better, which is good to hear!