Saturday, 9 August 2008

Mind Like a... em... you know...


I've just finished eating salad. The salad contained tomatoes that were so ripe that I had to eat them as soon as I got back from the supermarket, otherwise my fridge would look like a school science fungus-growing project.

The salad was okay, but it was lacking a certain, you know, em... Well, it had lettuce, tomato, celery, spring onion, olive oil, vinegar, humous, but alas, no feta, because I forgot to get it at the supermarket.

I've just had my hair cut this morning, so maybe I'm like Samson, except it's my memory that's gone, not my superhuman manly strength.

If your memory's functioning better than mine, you may remember that I bought some environmentally friendly reusable shopping bags. Guess what? Two of these are in the car, as yet unused, whilst the three I bought the other day are in the cupboard, where I put them the other day. Ooops. I've now added a special wine carrier bag to the pile in the cupboard (that's another 45p).

I still think I'm doing okay, though, because although I ended up using some of the environmentally bad plastic bags for my shopping, I've paid 75p towards the ozone layer by buying those better bags. A bit like these people who jet around the world emitting tons of carbon dioxide and then atone by paying for more trees.

This morning three crime books arrived from Greece. Since I've got a child-free weekend, and since Bee's laid down the gauntlet by saying that she's going to read 700 million pages of her novel by COP Sunday, I'm going to see how far I get with mine (I'm about 1/4 of the way through "Night Bulletin" by Petros Markaris). The only problem is that I will have to look up words in the dictionary, because I keep forgetting them.

I've got it... "Mind Like a Sieve". (wish I could remember how to spell it)

19 comments:

Dan said...

First ! I'm on fire today !

Dan said...

I love "Momento" what does the picture have to do with the post ?

Brian o vretanos said...

Dan:

Because he had a problem with his memory, which is why he had stuff tattooed all over him. It's a very good film.

Anndi said...

We'll if we were neighbors I would have gladly let you have some of my feta.. of course my favourite way to eat it is with some freshly baked bread and kalamata olives... YUM!

I have 5 of the enviro friendly bags, thing is, I always forget to put them back in the trunk of the car so I have them on my next visit to the grocery store... sheesh!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Brian o vretanos said...

Anndi,

That would have been very kind of you, thankyou.

You know, it never occurred to me to put the bags back into my car. That's something else I can try and remember.

for a different kind of girl said...

I wish I could read 10 pages of a book and not fall asleep! So do the 45 books I have piled up around here lately that I want to read. I suppose since Saturday is already half over, I'm going to fail at picking up the gauntlet Bee tossed when she shut herself off to read that book of hers!

Brian o vretanos said...

FADKOG:

I do most of my reading during my lunch breaks at work. I've read 46 pages today, averaging about 10 an hour. If I do the same tomorrow I'll be half-way through my book...

Jean Knee said...

I don't have any environmentally friendly bags. and if I did I would never remembr to use them.


I loved momento too

glad you have retained your manly strength

Bee said...

I took a book break.

I'm on page 472 and my brain needed to rest, never mind that it's already 11:26 pm.

I don't know how many pages I average in an hour but I started last night at 10:00pm fell stopped reading at 1 AM. Then didn't pick up reading until 7:00 pm DUE TO UNEXPECTED PEOPLE VISITING ME. The obviously don't read my blog! ;op

Dan, it's "Memento" turkey! Great movie.

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

No green bags? I'm shocked.

Bee:

You're still getting through it at breakneck speed. You must be able to concentrate a lot better than me, too - something I've never been able to do. I have a 10 second attention span...

Bee said...

ELEVENTH!!

Bee said...

I just re-read my comment and noticed all my mistakes... ::sigh::

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

That's funny, cause I've just read all three and can't see the mistakes. Are you on another book break?

I've pretty much stopped for the day at page 230 - only another 160 to go, so I'm more than half way, and I'm watching a documentary about deadly poisons on Greek Sky TV...

Tracy said...

Brian- I told you, you have to keep the bags in your car and then you have to put a post it note on your dash saying "Brian, don't forget the bags!!"
Then, if you're like me, you'll need to put another post it on the steering wheel that says "Tracy, read the post it about remembering to get the bags!"
Maybe I should look into getting it tattooed on myself. That might be my best chance yet.

Tracy said...

Oh and you should have told me you were buying tomatoes. I have a bazillion in my garden. You could have just come over and picked yourself some. They would have been better than the ones at the grocery!

Brian o vretanos said...

Tracy:

The bags will end up in my flat, since I'll have carried them up with shopping in them, so I have to remember to go back down after I've unpacked all the shopping.

Unfortunately I didn't think of the tomatos until I was in the shop, and I was hungry, so I couldn't quite manage the round trip to West Virginia and back before lunch. I'm sure your tomatoes would have been much better than the shop's.

Sully Sullivan said...

Hey don't worry, I know how you feel. Unless I can get to a clothing store before-hand...I'll be playing baseball in a pin stripe suit tonight...

catscratch said...

Oh yah. I'm always forgetting things. Everything. Frivolous things. Important things....

I finally have 2 'green' bags. They don't hold much, so I may get one more.

Brian o vretanos said...

Sully:

Great... Well, I hope you do get something a bit more suitable, and that you have a good game.

Catscratch:

I had a look at the shop's cloth bags, but they cost 80p and they also look rather small - I think I'd probably need about 6 or 7 of them, which is a lot of money for bags that I'll forget to use, so I'll stick with not using the "green" plastic ones, which are quite a bit bigger...