IMG_3763What am I going to do when I can hear better, when my cochlear implant is activated and I’m getting all kinds of sound and decipherable speech in my ear, when I might know what instrument is being played without seeing it and catch a new melody, something I’ve never heard before?

I’m going to figure out the deal with Adele.

I bought her CD yesterday. I stood in front of a big rack of Adele CD’s, the one that has already outsold everything in history, and I thought, hey, it’s time to learn what everyone is so wild about. I can do this now, I thought, I don’t have to continue to be a popular music moron.

I am on the precipice of being hip. In the know. I will be humming a tune created within the past year. I could be swaying and beating a rhythm. Singing in my car, my new CD smokin’ in the CD drive. I could maybe get one of those CD holders that go on the visor and go to concerts. Smoke something. Maybe get a new Bic lighter. Mine went dead ages ago.

So I think all of this is pretty darn cool. I can’t wait.