Friday, February 15, 2019

I Had a Great Title for This Post, But Now I Can't Remember What It Was!

I used to have a photographic memory. Now, if I don't write things down, they're gone in a minute. Seriously. I must be getting old.

Oh, wait a minute. I am!

 
For the past couple of weeks,  Collin and I have been taking part in a contest held by one of our local TV stations: An Apple a Day. At first, I couldn't figure it out. The prize is an Apple watch. But surely they aren't giving away an Apple watch every day for three weeks. Those things aren't cheap.

Besides, I haven't yet seen any winners named.

Anyway, every morning (early), the word of the day is given. Participants enter the word via the station's app. I get the task of being up early enough to get the word and write it down so Collin and I can both enter it later.

This morning, I was up early, had the TV on, ready to go. I remember the word being announced. I remember writing it down...at least I thought I did. A little later, I discovered I hadn't written it down.

And I couldn't remember the word.

I recalled everything so clearly, up to writing down the word. How could that have happened? What was the word?

One of the things I did recall was that it had been mentioned that the Words of the Day were all types of apples. (That means I got one of the previous words wrong. It was Honeycrisp, not Buttercrisp!)

I Googled "types of apples."  Maybe, I reasoned, looking at a list would trigger my memory. My neurologist told me I'm not suffering from memory loss, I'm just very easily distracted. I learned to deliberate pay attention to what I'm doing so I'd remember.  It beats showering three times in one day because I "forgot."

I went down the list, looking for a name that might sound familiar. It wasn't a common name, like Granny Smith or Gala. I never knew there were so many types of apples....

Cortland! It was Cortland!


11 comments:

  1. I know there's a lot, including Cortland, as that's one my cousin grows, but Honeycrisp is a new one to me.

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    1. Before they revealed the words were all types of apples, I thought Honeycrisp was Buttercrisp, a cracker!

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  2. Sounds like a Granny Smith moment! LOL

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    1. I've wondered when that will be the Word of the Day!

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  3. As long as you got it in the end Norma! I forget things all the time too, eventually I remember and am soooooo relieved 😀

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    1. When you forget things and never remember, it's time to worry.

      Actually, these geezer moments can come in handy when you "forget" things you didn't want to do anyway!

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  4. I hate when I can't remember something. Or walk into a room and wonder why I came there at all. It proves we only use a little portion of the brain. Ha!

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  5. I am so happy you remembered. That is what counts !

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Unfortunately, though, I never did remember that post title!

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