my (mostly) empty brain
December 13, 2010
I was having an IM conversation with a friend the other day, and he mentioned having to make some momentous decision. So he said “I guess I need to be alone with my thoughts for a while.”
Of course I immediately responded with “Do you do that with your right hand or your left hand?”
Of COURSE I did. Why? Because that’s what Gordie said to Teddy in Stand By Me. A movie made 25 years ago.
I can’t explain it. It’s like food that sticks to your ribs. Sort of.
For example, Kim’s and Ian’s birthdays are in March. March 4th and 8th.
And I cannot remember whose is which. Seriously. I mix them up all the time.
Like when I’m at the doctor’s office, and they want to make sure I’m authorized to pick up Kim’s MRI. And they ask me for Kim’s birthday. And I get it wrong.
I always say it confidently and then carefully watch the receptionist’s face to see if I’m right or not. If they squinch up their face I immediately say “I mean March 8th—Ha ha, sorry, sorry, I was distracted, there was a bee.” (Which is a line from another movie—plus 500 for knowing which.)
Just one of those things. The nooks and crannies of the mind (my mind) are dark and mysterious. And mostly empty.