Thursday, March 19, 2009

Adventures in...I Forgot.

I am not writing this entry a day late to write about my adventure in forgetfulness. In fact, for the past few days leading up to Wacky Wednesday, I had a few things I wanted to write about, but thing upon other thing caught up to me and by the time I gave half a damn to write something, it was passed midnight and I really didn't care.

If you want to catch a glimpse of my planning process of writing in this adventure blog, I have a few topics stored in my head as I go about my everyday life, and when it comes to the day of writing, if one of them bubbles up more than the others, I write that one.

Yesterday, I had at least three leads I could have gone with, but when I missed posting, today opened up at least three more things I could complain that no one would care to read. As to not spoil any future entries I'm sure I'll eventually get to in a moment of desperation, I won't tell you about the ones I have lined up. Instead, I want to get into the brilliant entry that I plumb forgot I was going to write.

I remember exactly where I was when I came up with it. I just got into my car, grumbling the whole way as I looked up the hill where President Obama was holding a Town Hall meeting three blocks away that I couldn't attend, and was ready to make the haul from Downtown LA to Burbank. At that moment, the seed of inspiration was planted in my head to write about something with which I'm not all too familiar, so unfamiliar even I was going to title this entry "Adventures in [insert forgotten subject here]." I was actually excited about writing about it, if not for the fact I completely forgot what I was going to write in the first place, and I'm sure I couldn't even begin to remember what it was about without even parking where I was parked, carrying what I had and thinking about everything I was thinking about at the time.

It might have been genius. It could have been trash. We'll never know now.

Either way, it's a good thing I picked up a helmet today. Maybe it will help me protect the noggin from any more dings to prevent more of this from happening.



  1. For the record, I was wearing aforementioned helmet while writing this entry.

  2. "It might have been genius."

    I always think about how many absolutely brilliant, life-saving, possible panaceas are forgotten every day. It's depressing.

    The best way to remember these things is to not think about them. Watch a mindless movie, play a video game, or anything that'll steer your mind in another direction.

  3. monkey island! (i need not put who i am because you know already. i am that omnipresent.)

  4. I certainly do, George Clooney!

  5. Line the inside of said helmet with aluminum foil. Place the "dull" side on the helmet. That way the shiny side will reflect all of your thoughts back into your head. Me no dumb-dumb.