Wednesday, November 28, 2012
As in, my mind is a blank. Clicked the "Add a blog entry" button with something to say, but that was 15 minutes ago, before I realized that I ought to do something more pressing at the moment, and I've returned to the computer with absolutely no clue about what I intended to say.
Kind of fear for my memory as I age, there have been just enough of these incidents where I can see myself senile before 60.
And now, it's another 10 minutes later, because I went to wikipedia to look up the definition of "senile" and whether I was using it correctly, and apparently, I'm not, not really. Wikipedia can be a weird wonderful thing, something you can get sucked into as you follow one link after another. Did you know the guy who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 tried to get Timothy McVeigh to convert to Islam before the latter was executed? I got to that tidbit from a starting point of looking up something about Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
So, I think it's pretty abundantly clear that I'm not catching up with whatever thoughts were previously fleeting around my skull. So instead, perhaps I'll mention something about how it appears that the long weekend featuring two heavy meals doesn't appear to have had a lasting impact on the scale. Or I'll mention something about looking forward to seeing my nephew in something more than snapshot form. Or, how about, after I get to the gym today, I'll be a single digit number of punches away from the ugly t-shirt? Endless possibilities to blather on about!
My share of the cupboard space is getting somewhat bare, partially by design, in that the last time I went to the grocery store, I didn't load up because I knew I'd only be around a certain amount of time more. I'm one of those people who aren't satisfied by what's in front of me way too often, and need to always restock shelves with different things, rather than finishing out what I've previously purchased. Leads to some amusing expiration dates popping up on my shelves, when things I thought I'd have some use for lie around for years. The worst might have been the item expiring in 2006 that I threw out as I moved out of my previous apartment. It means that it was three years past expiration when I moved in 2009, and somehow I managed not to notice.
As I'm relatively lax about adhering to expiration dates (I never throw out albuterol inhalers on grounds that even expired ones could be potential life savers. Fortunately, in my case, I'm not speaking literally, but I do know people with asthma issue far worse than the occasional distress I find myself in.
And on that cheerful note...toodles!