Today, for no particular, explainable reason, I was constantly mixing up my words. I would say things like, "I'm going to the Stocery Gore," or "Do knew yo where my keys are?"
The first time it happened, I thought it was funny, but after about the fifth or sixth incident, I was beginning to get concerned, and no, I had not been partaking in any alcoholic beverages, prescription (or non-prescription) drugs.
I wasn't the kind of concerned, like, "maybe I'm having a stroke" (concerned). More like the kind of concern that comes along when I realize I might have a bad case of the hiccups. My hiccups are LOUD and PAINFUL. I do not experience them very often, but when I do, they can last for HOURS, leaving me EXHAUSTED, though most people around me consider it quite entertaining and comical, causing them to double over (in pain), from laughing so hard.
I remember an episode of hiccups when my daughter was little.
I believe they started during her bedtime story. I would hiccup, and she and I would LAUGH and laugh. Then, I would read a few sentences (words, maybe), and hiccup again. I finally made it through the entire story (in between hiccups), and tucked her in for the night. I hiccuped my way all the way downstairs, as I could hear her laughing away in her room. An hour later, I am still downstairs - hiccuping, and she, up in her room...........................laughing away.
On Wikepedia.org, you can actually listen to the sound of a human hiccup.
I LISTENED TO IT.
It sounds NOTHING like MY hiccups.
THIS sound was like the appetizer - no, the side salad - no, a piece of LETTUCE........................compared to MY hiccups. If that is what they call a hiccup, then mine should be called something else.
If anyone has a good suggestion for a word that would suit my hiccups, please feel free to share!
I did go on YouTube to see if there were any obnoxious sounding hiccups on record, and what do you know, there were plenty, but only one that came close to mine, and SHE was DEFinitely drunk.
So, fortunately, no hiccups today, but the "mixing up words" thing was definitely a concern. I think, like my computer, my brain just needs re-booting. For those of you who have been keeping up on my stories, kind of like my left foot.
Maybe a good night of sleep will help. If that does not work, I will drink a glass of water, while standing on my head, and watching a scary movie.