Monday, January 16, 2006

luck had nothing to do with it

Today was a day that truly tested the limits of my memory. I don't have a good memory per se. I can't remember what I had for dinner last Tuesday, I don't remember half of the people I went to high school with, and some of my fondest childhood memories just barely scrape the surface of my conciousness. My memory is not something I bank on.

So, today, was really a testament to the inner workings of the ol' brain. I woke up with a long to-do list of preparations for a business trip to Santa Barbara. The first misstep occurred when I was changing wallets and I realized my license was no where to be found. I looked through all the cards, the receipts, the few dollar bills and came up with nada. I began to retrace my steps. I was at the bar a few nights ago, I know I showed ID. No...I bought beer at the grocery store the other day. I remember the cashier entering my birthday into the computer. And then, I went to the bar again. That's right. And I gave my ID to Zack when he got me a drink.

Then I had to drive to his work, interrupt him, and get the ID back. It would have been real hard to get on that place without ID.

I went through my regular packing routine, picking my outfits for the week, making sure I've got the necessary shoes, and stuffing my toiletry bag with all the products I need to make it through the day without looking like a troll. As soon as I had everything in place I took my bag out to the car, put my tea in the cupholder and slid my Nas CD into the player. As I was backing out of the parking spot I stopped...did I forget to pack underwear? Uh, duh!

The last and perhaps the most comical is that I forgot the notebook I rely on totally when I'm traveling for work. That one I completely left at home, no memory switch for me there. I've got to ask Zack to overnight it to me, much to my chagrin. I guess the ol' noggin can't go on quite as well as I would wish.

I can't complain too much though as I'm sitting comfy at my favorite Holiday Inn Express (gotta love the HIE), eating pad-thai, and waiting patiently for 7th Heaven on the WB.

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