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13 February 2020

Testing, testing



Honestly, my brain is only worth throwing away. Forgetfulness is just a nice name for it. A few swear words are much better, they seem to relieve the inner feelings much faster.  It isn’t just the forgetfulness, though, its interpreting what all the little notes mean. You might guess that once written forgetfulness takes over and the mind has to decipher what the hell I was thinking about when writing the note. It’s a reminder! Yes, but what was it reminding me about?

One instance is a note found by the laptop with the words TOILET PAPER ALTERNATIVE. What the hell was that, I wonder. I spent a good hour trying to fathom it out. I mean, why would I want an alternative to toilet paper? It wasn’t as if I needed to buy more, there’s a fair stack of toilet rolls in my supply cupboard.

Whilst typing this I noticed a delivery man park his van opposite my house. He was loaded with parcels for three of the neighbours and guess what … not one for me.

Oh well, this was/is my attempt at writing a proper blog and testing the typing skills. The skills need sorting. Gone are the days when I could do hundreds of words per minute and get praised for achieving top marks. I can still type blindfolded but if I dare to look at my fingers everything goes haywire. Answer: keep eyes on screen at all times. 

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  1. " You might guess that once written forgetfulness takes over and the mind has to decipher what the hell I was thinking about when writing the note. It’s a reminder! Yes, but what was it reminding me about?"

    Valerie, that made me laugh because over the past several years, that same thing has happened to me. I've gotten to the point where I have to instantly write down an item that I need at the grocery store or drug store because if I don't do it that very second, it totally slips my mind. Sometimes if I leave my shopping list at home, I will walk around the store (up and down every single aisle) in the hopes that it will jog my memory into what I forgot. LOL!

    "I can still type blindfolded but if I dare to look at my fingers everything goes haywire. Answer: keep eyes on screen at all times. "

    Me as well!

    Enjoyable post, dear friend! Have a grrrrreat weekend!

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    1. It is good to know I am not alone. Ron. I have a small book specially for grocery orders, but I am lucky in that I don't go to the store, I order on line and they deliver. It means my failing brain can relax and let someone else do the work. It pleased me that I can still type!!!

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  2. I often jot down an idea and then later have no idea what it was about or lose all inspiration. I'm still trying to figure out what the hell I was going to write about with this prompt "bowel cleanse." Probably best forgotten.

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    1. Joeg, the prompt is good for making the brain work, if only we let it!!!
      It is good to know it's not just me that has problems.

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  3. Toilet paper alternative is easy. Trump's hair, The Sun newspaper. The list goes on. :-)

    Joking aside, you're not the only one. I leave little notes to myself and then frget what they were for.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thanks for making me smile. Seriously, it is good to know that other people have the same habits as me.

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  4. I make notes too. I read once that learning another language is great mental gymnastics for the brain :) I enjoy it when friends with other languages comment on my blog. I go straight to Google translate, look at the words and use the sound to hear what is said. It has always been fascinating to me and I am grateful to Google for the translation feature.

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    1. It sounds good, Denise, but I don't think I would benefit from learning another language. Maybe a few years back, but not now. I have less patience now.. and I blame the addled brain for a lot of it.

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  5. I look forward to the conclusion of the toilet paper alternative in a future post. Maybe you thought it was to treat yourself and get a bidet?

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  6. Valerie, I very often write notes and make lists - and then later have no clue what I was referring to. I think it's merely the result of doing things too quickly without much thought.
    I will admit, however, that I can't think of anything that would be a toilet paper alternative. That's a puzzle.

    When I was in school I was the top typist in my class. Now, I clumsily type with two fingers...

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    1. It doesn't matter how many fingers you use, Jon, so long as you hit the keys,

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  7. Hi Valerie. I sometimes walk around the house looking for my reading glasses and find them on top of my head. So yes we're all forgetful at times.

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    1. It is good to know I'm not alone... yes, I sometimes carry my specs on my head!!

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  8. I read an article which promoted ways to eliminate use of paper products in daily lives. The paper towels, etc., but they faltered when the use of toilet paper. No reasonable ideas there. The bidet is an expensive solution but not accessible by most people.

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