I’ve just discovered a new word that I never knew existed before, but funnily enough it describes what I have been doing on here for the last hour or so. The word is lallygag. A quick look at one of the on-line dictionaries, and it’s definition is ‘to loiter aimlessly’.
OK, it doesn’t exactly sum up what I’ve been doing on here for an hour. I haven’t exactly been loitering, and my aim was to write today’s post, but it was one of the spelling suggestions for lalala. To be honest though, I really think that I have lost all of my links in my thought processes this evening.
I know that I want to write a post. I know that I want it to be an interesting one. And I know that I want to try and make it a bit more fun.
My mind is blank. There’s nothing remotely interesting about that. And it will hardly win any awards for humour this century.
I find it quite funny, funnily enough, when my mind goes blank, as it is usually at times of great importance. Like when I’m asked for directions for somewhere that is just around the corner – and I can’t think of the way! Or when someone is talking to me about a particular person, and I know that I know them, but at that moment I haven’t the foggiest who they are talking about.
I’m currently reading a book about the brain, I can’t remember the name of it or who it is by at present (I really can’t!) but it is about different ways that we can remember things and use our brains more to their full potential. It is a very old book which I bought decades ago, and I found it the other day when I was looking for something that I had lost. The fact that I found it whilst looking for something else that I couldn’t remember where it was speaks wonders. As does the fact that I can’t remember the name of the bloomin’ book now as well. And the fact that I didn’t find what it was that I was originally looking for obviously means that I was meant to find this book again. I don’t even remember buying the book in the first place, and if I remember to think on, I will add the title of the book to another post (or edit this one!) later.
It’s a funny thing, the brain. Not comically funny, but strangely funny. The left side controls the right side of the body and the right side controls the left. I remember that from the book. And one side deals with some things and the other deals with some different things. And the book says to improve our memories it is best to use both sides of the brain, so we create more links, and then easier recall.
I’d like to think that my short term memory needs improving more than my long term memory as I can remember things very clearly from years ago, but seem to forget things that I am currently doing. Usually at work, but I don’t want to go there. Not ‘I don’t want to go to work’ but that ‘I don’t want go into the reasons why I forget things at work’ – that really is boring and not funny. I’d like to think it is just my short term memory, but the in-between memory is a bit hit and miss too. Take that whatever it was I was searching for and couldn’t find it – when I found the book – that wasn’t lost recently. I can’t even remember what it was that I was looking for now, and that search was more recent than when I lost whatever it was that I lost. And the search was intense too, so it must have been important that I found whatever it was. Which I didn’t. In all honesty, I don’t even know why I was even looking for it.
Eek. I’m sounding like a complete scatterbrain now. I’m not a complete one. I’m a partial scatterbrain.
I must admit that I love the feeling when my links fire again, and I remember what it was that I’d forgotten. Relief, ecstasy, gratitude, and dumbfoundedness (roundheadedness and absentmindedness were the word suggestions for this word – I love it! :D) all rolled into one. I also have a slight feeling of confusion as I always ask myself “How could I have forgotten that?”
Maybe this old book I’m reading will help me. If I remember to read it. And remember what it says. And remember to do the exercises. And remember to act on what it says. That’s a lot to remember when you think about it… I’m sure it will help though. I haven’t lost all of the links in my memory yet…
Now, what was I going to write about in this post?