Miscellaneous Mishegoss

~~ I got curious about how people ‘remember’. I retrieve memories visually.  I suspect most people do – how else can you retrieve a memory? I really don’t want to go down the path of researching memory. If I want to remember something I simply picture it in mind – like the other morning – I was in the shower and couldn’t remember if I had washed my hair – I don’t always do things in the same order – so I stood with my eyes closed and re-ran, like a tape, my whole shower from the beginning and righty-ho I saw myself with the shampoo bottle in my hand.  So how would you remember something like that?

~~ I mentioned the Ghirardelli Dark chocolate and raspberry squares that I have become addicted to  – my keyboard is now coated in chocolate. I’ve gone through 2 bags of these in a little over a week – granted there are only 10 little squares to a bag…

~~ I hate laptops – I don’t know how anyone works on them – I use a mouse because I can’t figure out how to get anything accomplished without one – how do you right click on a trackpad? And then – if you even just ever so slightly brush against the trackpad you can delete everything you just typed or the screen automatically moves or something weird comes whooshing in from the sides. I hate that damn thing and yet – My first Apple computer was a 15 inch MacBook Pro  – that was like 18 years ago – I didn’t move on to an iMAC till maybe 10 years ago. I should be able to use a laptop easily and yet I can’t – Did I forget or had I never really mastered the damn thing? At any rate – I now hate laptops.

I’ve got so many Apple devices stashed in the closet – I should schlep them down to the Apple store and trade them in for store credit and upgrade my phone…I also have cords (I almost typed “chords” – ha-ha-homophone error!) that I have never used and don’t even know what they are for, only that they work with an Apple.

We have a plastic storage box filled with all kinds of computer accessories that probably go back to when we had Windows computers, also a variety of surge protectors . Oh boy do we have a lot of those! And dead mice – the computer kind not the cute furry kind. Oh and remotes – we have lots and lots of remotes – Comcast never wants them back – I can’t wait for June when the condo sponsors a ‘Get Rid of Your Junk” day – can’t come soon enough for me.

~~ My usual bad typing is totally horrendous today – any word with more than 2 syllables has had a typing error – I know I am spelling the words correctly because I am spelling them in my head and typing them like a dyslectic drunk…

~~ Things are getting a little bit back to normal around here – the husband is getting around better, walking without imminent danger of falling over –  takes a lot of the pressure off me – of course even before the seizure he was wobbly – so normal is a relative thing.

~~ I’ve got to wrap this up and disconnect the keyboard and wash it! It is making me twitchy seeing it this dirty and I think my fingers are sticking to it! Ewww.

Oh and a pretty picture from yesterday morning –

15 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Mishegoss

    1. Doesn’t whoever picks up your trash take “junk” too? Anway it’s not exactly free – it’s just for our building and we pay for it via our condo fees – it’s a budget item every year. People who live in single family homes can have yard sales or the county will pick up anything and everything – some items you have to make an appointment, most stuff you just put at the curb and the regular trash guys will pick it up – or post a curb alert on scoial media LOL Anyway – most stuff just gets put on the curb and it goes away one way or another. Us in an apartment building – no such luck – we have to pay to get rid of crap.

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      1. We pay by the bag for household trash pick up here and they’re very particular about what they take. No junk, no large items. If the bags are too heavy they leave them.

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    1. Thanks – light and sky always mesmerize me. See my answer to Rivergirl about the junk pick-up. Living in a large apartment building we don’t have the same perks as living in a single family home – of course we also don’t have a lot of the headaches either.

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  1. I always follow a specific order in the shower and often forget whether I used conditioner or not. Unfortunately if I were to try and remember by visualizing, I wouldn’t trust that the memory was from that day or the day before 🙂

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        1. Considering your crafting talents – visualizing something new or different is probably your default – Wait – I still don’t see how that would affect your memory …


  2. Gorgeous photo! So glad G is doing better! I’ve been wondering how his recovery has been going!

    As for remembering, usually I remember things at 2am by waking up in a panic saying ‘oh shit! I forgot…!’. If I’m trying to remember if I did something such as close the garage door as I’m headed to boot camp at 6am I usually have to resort to turning around to see if I did because I can’t visualize myself punching the button. If I’m too far away, I text J and make him get up and see if I did . I haven’t left it open once yet I can never visualise punching that damn button. Same with locking it once I get there – I always have to double check or else I obsess over it the entire workout. If I’m trying to remember where I last saw something, I do visualize where I was or what I was doing when I last rememberd it and work my way to ‘seeing’ it then go to where that place is and find it.

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    1. Yes, a good way to remember where you left something – I’ve never thought of myself as a visual person bit it appears I am – I lost my connection to words and in exchange got a strong visual sense way back when I was in therapy…odd result.


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