One-Liner Wednesday: Speed

“The only thing faster than the speed of thought is the speed of forgetfulness.”

“Good thing we have other people to help us remember.”

~Vera Nazarian~


And pens and post-it notes.

And Outlook calendars.

And Google calendars.

And appointment cards.

And the part of our brains that once-in-awhile remembers stuff.

This was not the one-liner I intended to use today. I had an outstanding idea for One-Liner Wednesday on Sunday morning while fixing the bed-head, faux mohawk that was my hair. It really was outstanding and the last thing I remember thinking was, “I’ll write that down after I finish with the hair spray and hand lotion.”

Yeah, not a bright idea…


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15 responses to One-Liner Wednesday: Speed

  1. Dan Antion says:

    But, you’ll remember that about 3:00 this afternoon. The worst thing that I do is make a note that I’m sure will cause me to remember, and then I can’t figure out what the note means.

    I hope you have a good day.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I usually remember stuff at 3:00 a.m., when it’s dark and I don’t have pen and paper handy. But then, I’d probably end up with a Dan note, wondering a few hours later what I wrote. I’ll let you know next Wednesday if the idea comes back to me. 🙂

      • Dan Antion says:

        I have pecked stuff into my phone at 3:00 am – incomprehensible in the light of day, but…

  2. joey says:

    I’m in the group of better memory so far, but there are still some times tripping me up. Instead of every after school thingy ending at one time, they vary, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45. That’s annoying and hard to remember which where when.
    As a writer though, I too have brill ideas at 3am, which I’m certain I’ll remember in the morning, but sometimes I have to write TO remember them. Some of them get lost in brain forever. Also annoying.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The school time thingy would mess me up too. I like same time, same channel. Ideas and writing urges sometimes come to me while at work or in the car and by the time I get home…both are gone. Is it age or too busy a schedule or both?

      • joey says:

        I think it’s more schedule than age. We just (western humans all) have WAY too many things to remember!
        My mother tells me regularly that she’s forgotten more than I know. Only so much room in there. We gotta make room for updates all the time.

  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    If all those memories were in my brain I wonder why I forget anything. Or remember it after I forgot it. At some times of the day the speed of thought is so slow I figure I might as well forget it. And then I can’t.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      As I was laying in bed last night, awake instead of asleep, I was wondering why I could remember the lyrics of several songs and everything I needed to do at work today when I really didn’t want to.

  4. dweezer19 says:

    I have loads of bright ideas that melt like milk chocolate in your hand Mary, the minute my mind needs to be used for more practical things. I write everything down!

  5. marianallen says:

    People think I’m really organized because I write everything down. HA HA HA! If I were REALLY organized and efficient, I wouldn’t NEED to write everything down. You know the expression, “I’d forget my head, if it wasn’t sewn on tight”? That’s me?

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