I Forget


Photo by Bart Busschots, licensed under Creative Commons

My brain’s sieve-like tendencies are not improving with age. Shocking, no? I’ve always been easily distracted in an, “Oh look! Something shiny!!!” sort of way, but this is new. Here’s a sampling of things I have forgotten recently:

  • My blog turned 6 last month. I thought about it the week before, sort of planned a post, and then forgot it entirely until today.
  • Food. I don’t forget to eat (oh NO!) but I forget what food we need once I get to the store. If I make a paper list I invariably leave it at home so all lists are now digital. I’m using TeuxDeux. I have a feeling that might change soon though. Hmmm. (Or should I saw RAWR?)
  • My eBay password. It took almost a week, and two tech support calls to get it reset. What a display of incompetence on the part of the customer (dis)service rep on the first call, and kudos to the one I got today who solved the problem quickly and efficiently. In total, that’s about three hours of my life I’m never going to get back.
  • While driving, I go on auto-pilot, forgetting the best routes to a variety of places. I just drive, and later realize I’m not going where I thought I was going. Whoopsie!
  • Finally, four hours ago I walked to my pantry cabinet, opened the door, and stared inside. I had no idea why I was there. About a minute later I remembered I needed an onion.

I’m sure the list is longer but I forgot a few of the other bullets I had in mind once I started writing this post. Fortunately I haven’t forgotten a kid or a dog or a husband, but it’s probably just a matter of time. I can remember the most ridiculous and useless bits of trivia. (Birthplace of Boston Bruins right wing Ken Hodge? Birmingham, England; His number? 8)

  • Suzy


  • ClumberKim

    Yeah, that’s what I wrote. WordPress decided to turn it into a weird emoticon.

  • http://albamaria30.wordpress.com redpenmama

    You think your brain is full of useless stuff. My brain is starting to fill up with bullet points about KVM switches from work. no good.

  • ClumberKim

    I like KVM switches. Useful things.

  • http://www.magpiemusing.com magpie

    i have done all of those things. shocking really. “lastpass” is helping enormously on the forgetting all the passwords business.

    good to meet you, briefly, at blogher.

  • ClumberKim

    Very nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://chimneypipex.wordpress.com/ chimneypipex

    some times I also think my brain is full of useless stuff….

    pantry cabinet