Most people that know me will tell you that I’m horribly forgetful. And it’s not something I can blame on age or too much partying. It’s just the way I am and always have been. Age has become a factor, though, so it’s been necessary to come up with some tricky memory recall methods. The easiest one is to instantly respond to emails so I won’t forget to later. I also cut up recycled copy paper into fourths and use the little slips as endless memory jogs all over the house (“Dentist at 4:00”, “Buy cat litter”, “Turn off oven”). Names are the worst! The best thing I’ve come up with is to think of a song or movie title with their name in it and somehow assign that to them forever, so if I ever start singing when I meet you, you’ll know why!...
May 27, 2009