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Brain Freeze

July 22, 2011 - Jennifer Brookens
I've been suffering from two types of brain freeze this week, which is strange since we're coming off a heat wave. But honestly I blame the heat wave for both causes.

First is what most people probably think of when you hear brain freeze: that sensation you get when you eat/drink a cold or frozen concoction too fast (also known as the ice cream headache). All too easy to do, especially when you have to beat the heat to keep your beloved cone or smoothie from turning into sticky soup. And it paralyzes us, blinding even. And in a minute it passes... and we eat more ice cream! (If I recall, George Carlin had some of his choice words on the sensation).

Then there is the inability to think or do something. Like sitting here staring at a blank computer for half an hour as I attempt to think of a blog subject. Or looking at the pile of laundry/dishes, yet not having the ability to get it together to actually DO SOMETHING about it. At that point, my brain doesn't feel frozen; in fact it feels more like mush. But all you wanna do is flop in front of the fan or A/C vent until something forces you to move. Like the urge for another smoothie.

Ah, summer. I'll still take this over -20 below any day.


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