Captain’s Log 5,815
I am such a doof. I cannot even cruise around wearing iPhone earbuds while I walk. I have tried. Multi-tasking to music like that is almost impossible for me. I tried it a few years ago and ran right into a door. I tried it again last night and almost fell out of the house when I locked the patio door. Music takes ALL my attention. I also have to be really careful when I drive with music on in the car. I cannot listen to music if the traffic is difficult….only on the open road. I have no idea how people can actually RUN whilst music is blasting in their ears. I would fall off a cliff or slam into a bank of mailboxes. I just know it.
I did okay on the plane trip to Amsterdam because I was inside the plane sitting down. I could focus on movies. And I did. Seven movies in all. I dozed a bit but nothing that you would call real sleep. Movies made it work. Reading just didn’t cut it for me on that trip. Sometimes, I can read for hours, but not on this trip. I read from San Diego to Houston, but the lights on the trans-Atlantic flight didn’t focus on my seat very well. They were pretty much lighting the aisle. Plus, most of the plane was asleep. Watching movies was the most polite thing. I need reading light for my Kindle since it doesn’t have a back-light on the screen. So I couldn’t really see the Kindle OR the book I brought along. Thank goodness there were movies. 125 movies in all for picking and choosing plus a bunch of TV shows.
As long as this is the track of today’s post, I am going to carry on about earbuds. They don’t fit my ears! My ears aren’t big enough to hold them in! I push and twist and they fall out unless I hold my head really really REALLY still. It’s obnoxious. I have some buds that loop around my entire ear, but that only works if you remember to bring them. Note to self…..
Alien-looking devices that literally clamp the buds to your ears. Best solution for me.
Perhaps the best solution for someone who is a clumsy doofus with small ears is to just buy a ticket to a real symphony. Or maybe an Arlo Guthrie concert.