Monday, January 02, 2006

Marbles: Still have all of yours???


Five things I used to know but whose place in my brain was taken over by the cells necessary to remember the lyrics to the theme from "The Beverly Hillbillies" and the names of all of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands. (Plus repeated exposure to noxious teenage b.o. and lack of sleep haven't helped, either)

1. The difference between an Ostrogoth and a Visigoth.

2. How to count to 1000 in German and Spanish.

3. How to figure tax in my head.

4. The plot of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

5. The phone number I had in my first apartment.


There are more, but I don't think I have the strength to see them all listed today.

12 Comments:

Blogger mama_tulip said...

I still remember the first phone number I ever learned.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Ugh, Wordy, that's depressing!! I used to have a job that required memorization of hundreds of little 4-letter abbreviations, and at the time I couldn't help but think every one of those little letter jumbles replaced a meaningful memory or actual useful fact. I hope our memories don't really work that way, because then every new Ludacris song I learn would shove out the names of my elementary school teachers.

8:41 PM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

I don't know any Ludacris lyrics...but I still know the names of my teachers in elementary school. All is not lost!

Mrs. Ibsen (Kindergarten)
Mrs. Castleberry (1st)
Mrs. Roach (2nd)
Mrs. Brumhall (3rd)
Mrs. Dedmon (4th)
Mrs. Reinhart, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Thomas (5th...open concept school)
Mrs.Lotven, Mrs. Meesey, Mrs. Copeland (6th)...back in the day..when 6th was still in elementary.

10:48 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

My brain only contains sad, useless information. For example, last night as we watched the movie "Cinderella Man" I see the fighter Max Baer. I announce, Hey that was Jethro's name on The Bev. Hillbillies! Then doing the years in my head, "No, it must have been his dad." It was. Sad, useless info that no one will pay big bucks for....

4:39 AM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

I'd list all the things I've forgotten, except...I've forgotten them. Marbles? What marbles? I used to have marbles?

On a side note, I like the way you use a picture with each post. It's a neat idea.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I once forgot all my passwords for about a half hour at work which was interesting. I'm surprised I have never forgotten my SS number.

i tend to forget stores on my local avenue. Maybe, it's one that I didn't use regularly, and there is something in its place, but I never remember what was there previously.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

I still remember all the scac codes for the trucking companies I delt with 4 years ago:

Raven- RVVN
Heartland- HTTC
Teton- TETA
Florida Express- FLXY

And the list goes on and on. But ask me what my Mom's phone number is or where I left my car parked and I'll have NO IDEA. Is there a way to reboot your brain?

9:03 AM  
Blogger Shrinking Violet said...

OH MY GOD!!! I LOVE THE SHOT OF THE MARBLES AND THE TITLE! Fabulous! I remember the phone number of a girl I went to junior high with that I wasn't even friends with in High School.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Sometimes I can't even remember my own home phone number. And I don't even have kids yet! I heard it gets a lot worse. I'm going to be wandering around like Margo Kidder before too long.

9:53 AM  
Blogger reading said...

I can remember the birthdays of people I went to elementary school with and haven't seen in years. And yet, my beloved nephew, born just four years ago? Sometime in late July? The 20th? The 21st? That's as close as I can get.

10:05 AM  
Blogger theyellowwallpaper said...

Oh, boy...I can still remember the phone number for my first house. I also remember my wedding vows.

I get frustrated because I lack the ability to retain the names of authors. I may love their book, and even reread it, but most likely I can't recall them. Why? Beats me.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

I can't tell you how often I have to give my home phone number, and have to stop and really think about it.

But I can rattle off quotes from favorite movies and books with ease.

That must mean something very deep and important.

1:14 PM  

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