September 21, 2006

Mega Memory...

Eric made mention of being able to remember his first phone number, and some of his readers did, too, in the comments. Hell, we moved when I was twelve, and I can tell you the addresses and phone numbers of each of the four houses I lived in for the first twenty odd years of my life. (Yeah, I know... I should have emphasized odd. Ha. Ha. Ha.) 9086, 2497, 8656, 6873, 876, 8913, and 2014, 0923.

I'm not trying to take from the fact that Eric remembers his childhood number. Rather, I mention that, and then point out that I can't remember the last place I lived, street number or phone number. I can't even remember my cell phone number, as I just discovered in replying to an email.

Funny how the mind works... or doesn't.

Posted by That 1 Guy at September 21, 2006 07:35 AM | TrackBack

I can remember birthdays and zip codes and even house codes but not phone numbers. For the life of me I can't remember phone numbers.

Posted by: oddybobo at September 21, 2006 08:18 AM

I think that that first # we remember is only because parents/school ingrained it into you as a kid. As we get older, the need to impress it into memory is not as dire. I have a knack for remembering phone numbers for many of the companies I contact, but I can never tell you which # goes to which Co. I have to pantomine dialing on the keypad to tell you the #....

Posted by: ralphd00d at September 21, 2006 10:59 AM

Why is everyone having lunch with my sister-in-law and I'm never invited to these festivities? Huh? Huh? Why not??

Posted by: Bonnie at September 21, 2006 06:31 PM

I think we all know who Billy Donavon is, the Gator bball coach. I was to photograph him tonight & was just about ready to photograph another guy because I saw the "ring". Yea I felt like idiot, but there was a tikme & it wasn't very long ago that I never forgot a face & name. Now it's drives me crazy because the 2 never match up.

Posted by: tom at September 21, 2006 08:02 PM

I think I have freaking alzheimers..

I can remember my first phone #, not my cell number

Posted by: Armywifetoddlermom at September 21, 2006 09:11 PM

It's nice to know I'm "normal" (if there is such a thing in this crowd).

Posted by: Sticks at September 22, 2006 04:45 AM

I USED to remember the first phone number we ever had. And all the addresses.

Now? I can't remember the name of the last town I lived in..........

Posted by: Tammi at September 22, 2006 07:32 AM

I think we are just our brightest as kids. Think I topped out at twelve, personally.

Posted by: Key at September 22, 2006 07:31 PM

Heheheh... I'd topped at six, Key. And I'm still stuck there.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 23, 2006 08:41 AM