CHEMO BRAIN QUIPS No 3 – Venice

William Turner's Venice
William Turner’s Venice

chemo brain buttonMy chemo-brain quips have been improving since I have been doing this blog – I haven’t had many for a while. Mainly I get names mixed up now. I was able to correct typos about floods in Columbia instead of writing Cumbria.

I have been obsessed with Venice too for some reason lately. I actually booked a flight to Venice instead of Vienna where I will visit friends – that proved costly; I called a woman Venice instead of Veronica, and on New Year’s Day, I announced that we were having Venice pie instead of venison pie

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19 thoughts on “CHEMO BRAIN QUIPS No 3 – Venice

  1. Amazing the stunts the brain can pull. Many years ago I lost a chunk of my vision and had to retrain myself to read. Said brain was very resistant, and also displayed an alarming tendency towards what my optometrist called “the literary equivalent of Tourettes syndrome.” One time I was hurrying through town and saw a newspaper billboard that said “Committee Calls for Copulation”. I thought, No-o-o, turned back, and read “Committee Calls for Consultation.” Yes, indeed.
    And that’s all I can reveal in polite company.

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    • Ah, well. I was hoping that the lame brain might be good at Food and Sex in that order. Because, let’s face it, Mother Nature only wants us to Stay Alive and Reproduce.

      But you have to write down ingredients. Alas, I never did. The message I got from said brain was, don’t expect me to interpret those little black marks on a page.

      So there goes a great theory about brain function and our chance of a Nobel prize.

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    • Can you see the aeroplane in the sky? I posted it because I booked a flight to Venice instead of Vienna. The original, painted by Turner in 1836 is of Flint Castle. Some prankster has cleverly mastered the image of a plane and put aeroporto on the barrel as a statement. Turner always greeted the industrial revolution with glee and was the first to paint the new steam locomotive in a country setting, just as old masters painted windmills, we view this now as quaint. This inspired me to ‘enhance’ old blue and white country plates with wind generators added to with ceramic paints – I should post photos of them at some point. I reproduced this “Turner” j.peg from a sales website: http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2012/03/venice-paintings – In 2012 they posted it under a Venice paintings heading and accredited it to Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 – which of course you are correct in saying is a nonsense. I would love to know who the real artist is that has fooled this website.

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