Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Memory, all alone in the moonlight!

Totally sang that song in 8th grade choir! So there have been a few comments about me having a good memory. I feel the need to clarify. I have an excellent memory....when it comes to random facts. I might remember that you had a goldfish named Fred....but I probably won't remember your husbands name. Or I will remember that your anniversary is June 3rd, but I won't remember to say happy birthday to you on your birthday. I am great at the meaningless facts or tidbits about you. I will probably remember doing lots of great things with you, but I forget to do simple things like get pictures taken for my Christmas cards this year. So while I have a great memory, it isn't for the things I would really like to remember. Here's a better example: I remember that Lindsay worked at hot dog on a stick and I remember not being able to shut the Waites van door. I remember walking down frozen streets in Rexburg, saying goodbye to MaryBeth, so sure I would never see her again because she lives in Florida. I remember the dress she wore to preference and what her date looked like. I remember how tall my date was and that he had a sister named Sarah (we were not "dating" so it's not like I knew him well). I remember my friend Janis's brothers and sisters names and can name them really fast (there are 11 kids) I remember most of the Waite's middle names (how random is that). I know who Aaron went to prom with (Rachel Dodini) and I remember some phone numbers really well (like Rachel's growing up) Yet I might forget I told you I would babysit or if you set up visiting teaching I might forget! I guess I am good at remembering how we connected. I am very sentimental. I hold onto things. I hold onto memories. Visiting teaching, because it hasn't happened yet, just doesn't hold a place in my heart. While I love your kiddos and am thrilled to tend them, it doesn't stick out in my mind like the time we laughed our heads off while getting pedicures (I am sure those nail girls remember us too). Have any good ideas for me to remember other things (like to put your dog in the garage at night)?!

8 comments:

Linz said...

I am the same way! I can tell you all of Christensen boys names, in order (friends from high school), and my best friend's phone number BEFORE it changed in 9th grade. But I won't remember that I need to weed the yard (=D) or call the doctor's office, or...etc.

We're like twins. =D

Dan said...

who did I go to prom with?

ww said...

I totally know what you are talking about! For example, I remember that you like blue cheese salad dressing. As for remembering to do stuff, I just have to force myself to always check my Palm before I commit to anything, because I will often completely forget that I have something else scheduled at the same time...
P.S. I am totally hoping that I can come down and see you sometime this month! I'm just waiting to see when I'll be done with my schoolwork.

Julie said...

Half the time I can't even remember my own name!

Harts said...

Ha Ha Ha I love all the random things you remember. I also thing those are the real good things anyway. And speaking of the nail get together, can we do that again, I promise I won't bail this time :(

Lola said...

Calendars and checklists, I live my life by them. I'm very organized, but I have a bad memory. Any time I schedule anything (doctor's appointment, carpool time, etc.), I write it in at least two places. I have a few calendars going at once: my work calendar (I put personal appointments there too, since I look at it so often), the calendar on my cell phone (since it's always with me, and I can set alarms to remind myself), and our "family" calendar I keep in the kitchen. Sometimes I'll remember something I have to do and that will prompt me to write up a whole long to-do list of places to go and things to do at each place. I'm a list-maker by nature, though, that doesn't work for everyone... But it's so satisfying to cross things off!

Sleepless In St. George said...

Hmmm....Danny I don't exactly recall who you went to prom with....but was it Janis or was it Kim or Molly? Those are my best guesses....sorry, you went to "the other" school! I do remember going after youth conference with the whole gang and heading up to kings beach! New years eve parties at your house and calling you house, asking for you, and every time I would call they would say "big Dan or little Dan"!

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