It’s “World UFO Day” and “I Forgot Day”

Forgetting. I forget all the important stuff and hang on to the ridiculous. I have so much unnecessary trivia in my head that it has crowded out everything that I “learned” in high school, college, and even my MBA program. I can’t remember how to write a business plan but I can remember that if you say good-bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again. Triskaidekaphobes are people who fear the number 13. And cows lifting their tails is a sure sign that rain is coming. Or they’re pooping.

Many students believe in the theory that taking a test while in the same state of mind of which you studied will bring you success on said test. In other words, if you studied while you were tired, you should take the test when you’re tired. If you studied while you were drunk, take the test when you’re drunk. Crystal Meth… you get the idea. Here’s what you probably didn’t know (and simplifies the test taking process a hundredfold): If you use the same pencil to take a test that you used for studying for the test, the pencil will remember the answers. There you have it. Just use the same pencil. You can forget everything else. The pencil will remember. Amazing.

Check out this link. This is how I operate on a daily basis:

I personally like this cartoon better:

Sesame Street rocked. And it’s a shame that they’ve only just recently come up with the ADD diagnosis because I’ve had it for years. Between my son and I, we’re always forgetting something important. We just blame it on the ADD.

So. You have permission to forget something today – ADD or not. Hopefully today is not your anniversary (besides, it’s unlucky to get married in July) or an important birthday. You could even tell someone “Sorry, I forgot to come home. I wrote it down but I didn’t use the same pencil.”

Of course, if you were abducted by a UFO, you have every excuse to forget. They do that anal probe thingy that completely wipes your memory. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything. I like the idea of aliens, but I don’t have any proof that they exist. I LOVE the movie “Mars Attacks”. It’s not uncommon for me to walk around the house saying “Ack, Ack-Ack ACK!” I even have a hat that says ACK.


ACK is really the three-letter code for the Nantucket Memorial Airport. But, in my mind, when I wear this hat I’m ready to meet the Visitors.

OK, gotta go mow the yard. I think I’ll wear my ACK hat, make some crop circles in our back yard, fire up the bug-zapper and wait for the Visitors to come. I’m ready. Unless I forget.

More tomorrow. 🙂

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