I’m Getting Forgetful

Several things happened to me recently that have put some doubt into my heart.

I used to have a very sharp memory. I could remember things like phone numbers of all my friends, the periodic table, the anatomy of the human heart and how many hit points a sand worm has.

Now I can’t even remember simple things.

Let me give you three solid examples.

1. I can’t remember why I entered a room.

I find myself pausing at the kitchen or in my room, and trying to remember why I walked there in the first place. Sometimes I will be holding something totally irrelevant (like a phone).

I don’t know if this has happened to you, but it is happening more frequently now that baby Rachel is here.

My self-prognosis is I’m trying to multi-task too much, to the point where I lose track of individual threads. I need to implement a better Serializer (lame Java joke), or get a better JNDI provider (another lame Java joke).

2. I’m driving to the wrong places

The other night as I was driving to CG in USJ Subang. As I approached the Federal Highway, I turned towards KL.

I was so used to driving to work, that I didn’t realize anything until Poey Chin asked me why I am going in the opposite direction.

Do you think there’s anything wrong with me?

I used to have a very sharp memory. I could remember things like phone numbers of all my friends, the periodic table, the anatomy of the human heart and how many hit points a sand worm has.

Now I can’t even remember simple things.

I think there’s definitely something wrong.

🙁

12 thoughts on “I’m Getting Forgetful”

  1. Hi Adino,

    Interesting blog you have here. I don’t think something is wrong.

    Usually, when these things happen to me, it means I’ve too many things on ny mind. Most of the time, I’m thinking about something else.

    Eg.
    Goes to the room to get my glasses. Halfway there, I start thinking about what I’ve to do later in the afternoon. Once I reach my room…oops, now why am I here?

    Hehe

    Rgds
    My Blog: http://wonderwealthwisdom.blogspot.com/

    Adino: Looks like this is a common problem haha!

    Welcome to my blog!

  2. you are just distracted, plain & simple. unless you’ve recently been bashed on the head.

    i mean, you’ve got Rachel, thinking of her future, medical insurance, etc etc. how can one not be distracted??

    btw, there’s no evidence that gingko biloba works, so please don’t blow your salary on it!!

    oh yes, i have the same problem.

    Adino: I think I will just try to do fewer things at one time

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