It is amazing what my brain stores, and what I can forget on a drop of a hat.
What I will never forget:
1. The words to “Brick House” from the Commodores. I sang this in fourth grade on stage with my friend Holly. We were two very white girls in satin blouses :). The foam from my microphone fell off and I kept on singing and dancing. We grooved. We did not win, but then the judges had no clue :)…of course.
2. My Oma’s phone number. She has had the same number since I was born. She moved recently, and had to change her number. Now I am screwed unless I have computer, my phone, or my Palm with me.
3. Every word to various other songs from the 80’s. My favorite singers that I can imitate EXACTLY as my children stare at me in the car: Cyndi Lauper, Kajagoogo, PRINCE, Go Gos, Blondie, WHAM!, Madonna, Eurythmics, Fine Young Cannibals, Tina Turner (love her!! The last live concert I saw: TT’s What’s Love Got to do With It?….goddess, I am old!)
4. When someone screws me over. I may smile at you, but I still remember…
5. The day I had my accident.
6. The birth of my children. I forgot all the details, but the first time they looked in my eyes is burned into my brain.
7. The day in Amsterdam when I looked into the warm eyes of my then boyfriend and knew he was my soulmate.
What I cannot remember:
1. How old I am.
2. What time my children were born.
3. My SSN
4. Any type of appointment, date, or deadline that I do not write in my calendar.
6. Where I put my sunglasses….