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.


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!