Friday, June 09, 2006

My brain capacity

S and I have this ongoing joke that I have a "great memory," and one of the reasons he likes me so much is that I am so good at remembering things. The opposite is true, unfortunately. My sister gets rather upset with me when I can't even seem to remember seeing a certain band when it's made such an impression on her, which is partly why I keep a list. I know this is frustrating for her, but it can't be helped.

Thing is, I have a bad memory for some things, like bands I've seen (apparently) and characters' names in movies and movie plots and people's names and so on. But I have a great memory for other things, namely song lyrics, actors and actresses names, and the chronological placement of events on a calendar. I don't know how many songs I know all the lyrics to, including songs in other languages, but I've been listening to my Beatles playlist for a while now, and I have been able to sing along with just about every one, word for word.

The brain is an amazing thing.

2 comments:

chaviva said...

You DO remember the show in Omaha where we got all dudded up, though, right? Please say you do!

rubybeth said...

I do remember that! Of course!