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     I need someone to invent a do-it-yourself, at-home lobotomy kit.  I’d pay good money for it.  Then, I’d have Matt, maybe, or Ian drill right into my head and take care of a few little problems.  Don’t worry, they couldn’t hurt me.  My brain is evidently protected by several inches of absolutely useless bits of trivia, quotes, and numbers.  Every time one of these little “bits” surfaced in my brain, Matt (or Ian) could get it.  Snip.  Then maybe I could remember things that have an actual bearing on my life, such as why I just got up out of my chair and walked purposefully into the kitchen, only to then stand and look around me in a confused sort of way like a total dumbass until at last, after trying and failing to remember what I was doing there, I wander aimlessly back to the chair in hopes that whatever it was will fight its way back to the surface of my mind again.

     Take, for example, numbers.  I can remember phone numbers with ease.  Here’s the catch:  I have some phone numbers in my memory that I remember with perfect clarity, but I don’t know whose number they are!  The President?  An old friend?  The secret government agency that I used to be an assassin for?  (Think “The Bourne Identity.”)

    Which leads me to my main complaint–in nearly every situation I confront every single day, I have, stored in my brain, some corresponding song, movie quote, book quote, or Far Side cartoon.  Seriously.  I can’t control it–it’s like some weird, mental diarrhea.  Nice image, I know, but it’s really that bad.  Here is just a little glimpse into my brain.

  1. If, for any reason, I am laying down and look down at my own bare feet, my brain says, “I’ll be damned.  This is funny.” (Doc Holiday–Tombstone.)
  2. If I am talking about the government, or somebody who I am opposing at that moment, my brain says “Screw ’em!” (Anthony Hopkins–Legends of the Fall.)
  3. My son has a friend named Mickie, and every single time anyone mentions her name, my brain cheerfully screams out the song, “Hey Mickie you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, Hey Mickie!” If my brain had hands, it would do the clapping part, too.
  4. My son has another friend who has a sister named Maggie.  So, my brain, in a perfect Rod Stewart impersonation, sings “Wake up Maggie, I think I’ve got something to say to you!” every time it sees her.
  5. Dana Carvey, as the Church Lady, says “Well, isn’t that special” at least fifty times a day in there.
  6. Whenever my son says he wants something, my brain, as Mick Jagger, says, “You can’t always get what you want.”  I even wrote a post and quoted that one.
  7. I can apply a Far Side cartoon to nearly any situation.  Just ask my husband. 
  8. Also, I’m pretty good at applying Spongebob to everyday life.

     The list could go on for ever.  As the saying goes, “I’ve got a million of ’em.”  It’s no wonder I can’t remember anything useful.  I don’t know why my brain applied Highest Priority Status to this stuff, and decided that other stuff, like where various members of my family are at any given moment, really wasn’t all that important.  I had a theory about it, but I honestly don’t remember what it was.  You know, that reminds me of this cartoon……..

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13 Comments on "{insert quote here}"

  1. Amber
    21/06/2011 at 3:17 pm Permalink

    Hello! Newest follower from the Follow Me Back Tuesday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

  2. Karen
    21/06/2011 at 4:29 pm Permalink
  3. Lindsay
    22/06/2011 at 4:13 pm Permalink

    Baaahahahaha Hubby makes fun of my all. the. time for my memory when it comes to movie quotes…
    I can quote – verbatim – Dumb and Dumber and Legends of the Fall, but I can’t remember the grocery list if I forget it on the counter LOL

    And I seem to apply them to every day life, which is FUN! Sometimes we try and have a contest… Have a conversation where each sentence has to be a quote from a DIFFERENT movie… not the one the original sentence is from LOL. Try it!

    After reading back this comment, I realize I really HAVE lost it…. oi.

  4. Jen {at} take2mommy
    23/06/2011 at 7:01 pm Permalink

    I’m with you. It’s a frustrating disease. I know the lyrics to every single song recorded from 1975-1990. But I can’t remember to bathe my kids.
    PS, Mick Jagger sings in my head too, whenever a child says, “I want…”
    Sigh.
    PPS, new follower! Stop by when you have a sec: http://www.take2mommy.com

  5. Becky
    23/06/2011 at 10:19 pm Permalink

    So funny! I am a bit of an idiot savant with random information, so I can relate 😉 Although I am NOT thankful for the Hey Mickey chorus that is now running through my head, I AM grateful for your link up and for the laugh 🙂

    “Hey Mickey!”

    Hope to see you back next week!

  6. Tracy
    23/06/2011 at 11:15 pm Permalink

    LOL! I do the “Mickie” song all the time too. Only thing is, if anything even remotely sounds like Mickie, I’m singing that song. Heck, my puppy is named Tessa, and I sing that song with her name in it – lol.

  7. Sweet Tea Serendipity
    24/06/2011 at 11:01 am Permalink

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is so true!

  8. lindy
    24/06/2011 at 11:18 am Permalink

    Oh my! This is so funny I couldn’t stop laughing! Applying movie quotes to everyday life is something I find myself doing at times, I can sooo relate! 😛 I found you on Stumble Me Friday and am pleased to pass this along!

  9. I stumbled you in return. Thanks!

  10. Susan
    24/06/2011 at 10:20 pm Permalink

    Hello…have come to return the love! Thanks for following me via all the avenues you did. I have returned them all. Have a great weekend…I love the post…all I can think about now is how I use to incessantly count things in my head.

  11. Laura
    25/06/2011 at 3:49 am Permalink

    Thanks for joining the Footloose and Fancy Free hop. Following you back:)

  12. Sara
    28/06/2011 at 6:29 pm Permalink

    Thanks for linking up with the Stumble Me Friday hop! I’m thumbs-upped your post and hope you will link up again this week 🙂

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