Thursday, April 26, 2012
Oh Look! Something Shiny!
That's my life nowadays.
On the way to work each morning I would hear an advertisement on the radio for a certain website. I'd try and try and try to remember to check it out once I actually got to work. And when that never happened, I'd hear it again on the way home. I'd kick myself for not remembering it earlier in the day when I was near a computer, and vow to check it out when I got home. And then I drove into the garage, parked the car, made dinner, ate, and went to bed, never having accessed the website.
This went on for months.
Finally, in a stroke of dumb luck, I happened to turn the radio on while I was at my desk. The ad came on, I heard it, and the rest is history.
My hairdresser knows well the obstacles I face. Mostly because I make appointments with her, don't show up because I've forgotten about them, and then call in anguished apology to make more appointments. It's a pattern.
I've tried writing things down. I've tried putting alarms on my computer, my cell phone, and having people call to remind me. And I do remember...sometimes.
Tonight, for instance, I know I have a haircut scheduled at 5 p.m. However, when it's time to leave for that appointment, I may be engrossed in something else like writing a blog post. If that happens, I will most likely forget where I'm supposed to be and when until sometime tonight, when I will do the whole apology/appointment scenario again.
What's a girl to do? It's a wonder people put up with me.
So tonight I will leave, get my hair cut, and then play it by ear. I just hope something shiny doesn't appear on my way there.