Happy I Forgot Day!
by Gail P. (TinkerPirate)
Dadgumit….there is something I’m supposed to be doing, but I just can’t remember what it is. There was something about an e-mail from the PBS Blog Master…..that I can remember. I think it involved a blog about one of those weird holidays she’s always finding. For some reason, I seem to remember that I responded….yeah I think I remember doing that. But, what oh what was I supposed to do????
I know the easiest thing to do would be to e-mail the Master. But, I just can’t do that. It would be admitting defeat….admitting my memory isn’t what it used to be….admitting that maybe…just maybe I wasn’t paying as much attention as I should have to what the Master was saying. But, seriously, it’s not like she’s Yoda or anything…..right? Nope, not going to e-mail. I’ll do what every other stubborn (or embarrassed) person would do…..google it!
Google search word – Forgot….1,850,000,000 hits…. too big!
Google search word – Memory….1,380,000,000 hits….well, that’s a little better…..but still too big!
Google search word – 873,000,000 hits….this is really not working…..
Google search – I forgot….3,310,000,000…..oh, heck no……
One last try…..Google search – I Forgot Day…..EUREKA….1,040,000,000…BUT they all are about a holiday called I Forgot Day!!
Gaye Anderson started the holiday a few years ago. When? She’s not really sure…it seems she forgot What she does remember is that the busyness of life caught up with her and she started forgetting stuff…like her daughter’s anniversary, her daughter’s birthday, AND her very own anniversary
I’m not sure you can do much for the forgotten ATM PIN, the forgotten passwords to your work computer, or the family dinner…..but thanks to good ol’ American ingenuity, you can send an “I Forgot Day” e-card to make up for the forgotten birthdays and anniversaries.
Or, I guess you could just ignore “I Forgot Day” with some of these books….
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
I Forgot to Wear Underwear on a Glass-Bottom Boat by Peter & Susan Fenton
A Golf Handbook: All I Ever Learned I Forgot by the Third Fairway by Jeff Macnelly
When I forgot by Elina Hirvonen
The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs