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October 26, 2008
Continued from 10/25

I figured that since I hadn't brought souvenirs back from PEI, Deafness decided it'd make a nice parting gift. When I went through security, the guard said he'd have to go through my handbag.

"No problem," I said, smiling, suspecting I was either yelling or whispering. "Hey, am I shouting or whispering?" I asked.

He said I wasn't and grinned.

"I'm talking in a modulated tone, then?"

He said I was.

"Oh, good," I said. "Because I seem to have lost hearing in one ear somewhere along the way, while flying over your fine country."

Continued 10/29