Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Words

One of the biggest changes I've noticed since going back to work is my inability to speak and locate specific words in my brain. I do have a slight inkling this may be a preview to me in about 50 years.

Now when I come home from work, I just forget what I'm talking about half way through or the word that I'm looking for just refuses to appear, no matter how long I ponder what I'm talking about (I think it starts with P...no, wait).

Maybe I only have a certain number of words I can say in a day and now that I'm at work, I use up that quota during the day and I come how and just can't put together sentences any more?

Or maybe I'm so tired from using up my SSC at work that by the  time I've braved the trip home with all the people on the train and am trying to hold a benign conversation with Inspector Climate I've just lost ability to interact with other humans.

Regardless, I always end up just wanting to say the Go Fug Yourself "Words. WORDS"

It's my new mantra when half way through opening my mouth I've forgotten what I'm saying...Words. WORDS.

Please tell me this happens to you?

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're just tired. You'll soon get in the swing of things!

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  2. Deidre....
    Well I just turned thirty, so I suppose this should seem "normal" within an all-too-short ten years. Huh. Something to look forward to? Hee, hee, hee.... ;-D
    But I have, my entire life, lived with premature short-term memory loss. Even as a little girl. I could not memorize Bible verses at church. I lack serious reading comprehension skills. Because I cannot remember what I just read. I twist details from certain events within my crazy head. I have practically rewritten our entire childhood growing up. Ask my sister. And this premature short-term memory loss? It is resulted from being born with a severe case of craniosynostosis and having my skull cut open/reconstructed twice. So yeah. This does occur to me. ;)
    --Raelyn
    PS. "It's my new mantra when half way through opening my mouth I've forgotten what I'm saying...Words. WORDS.". I love that mantra, Friend!! ;-D

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  3. Yeah, sometimes I end up in the kitchen just waving my hands at C-Man and he has to fill in what I'm trying to say.

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  4. This happens to me all the time. I seem to have "good" days and then I have terrible days. It's the worst because I talk to people ALL DAY!

    You aren't the only one :)
    XO Lourdes

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  5. Hahaha, Sometimes... but recently I started to misplace things and can't find them at all. I never had that happen before, I think we really need a holiday. Just working, working, working. I am going crazy!

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  6. I'll be telling a story and then I just quit. Rob's like... aaaaand? "OH screw it.. I don't feel like talking anymore." It happens!!

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  7. I have to talk so much at work that after work I prefer to ignore everyone and everything. I'm really looking forward to my job transfer into a nice, quiet, significantly talk-less work environment. I'm expecting that suddenly Ammon and I will start speaking more with one another.

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  8. True enough. I always just tell people I'm a writer, not a speaker. But it can be a bit disconcerting when I'm trying to tell a story and every other word is 'Oh . . . you know . . . that thing' or 'That actor . . . he was in that movie . . . with . . . that blonde actress . . .' Sigh.

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  9. All the time, more so when I am super exhausted.

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  10. ALL THE TIME. Seriously you're not alone!

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  11. ahahah yes all the time. i rarely talk when i don't need to and then there are times i just don't feel like it anymore so i just stop.

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  12. Oh the brain and the words, and the forgetting! I find myself doing this SO MUCH! Embarrassing, for sure. But also a reminder for our brains to slow down a bit!

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  13. oh gosh this happens me all the time, I think the red wine is killing my brain cells slowly... I think its also worse than I am tired. I hope your new mantra helps you out :)

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  15. YES, this happens to me every bloody day.

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