Friday, September 17, 2010

I'm sure it was a good idea at the time

Like many of you, I always keep a notebook handy. I have at least one in every room of the house and an official looking flip-top Barbie cub reporter-type notepad that fits nicely into the front pocket of my purse.

Because you never know when you are going to need to document something, right?

But those hastily jotted ideas, which seemed so absolutely crucial at the time, often lose their significance after the span of a few weeks.

Witness these jottings from my purse notebook, which have me completely flummoxed. A prize to the person who can figure out what I was supposed to do with them.

- more than baubles
- big fat keyboards
- weed-free manicure
- the blue dot affair
- Colin Meloy with a bleached fringe
- those leash kids on the way there

I don't even want to look in any of my other notebooks.


John Mutford said...

I'm at a loss here.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You and I both, John.

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, sorry, but I can't help you here...But those are very interesting jottings nonetheless. I had to laugh at "big fat keyboards!"

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It just occurred to me that I was referring to The Knife song Pass This On, WC, although why I felt the need to write that down escapes me entirely.


Titles for new blog posts?

Stephanie said...


S.M. Elliott said...

Hahaha, those are priceless! If you ever figure out "weed-free manicure", by all means let us know.

My jotted notes aren't any better. "Composting wouldn't have stopped Hitler" and "Haitian refugees gynecomastia" seem to be the only half-sensible things. There are weird recipe ideas like "buffalo blue cheese lentil patties". Does anyone know what "Chanticleer Hegemony" is?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not the original plan, but I like it, UB! You win the What Am I Supposed To Do With These Jottings contest! Congratulations!
You have your choice of prizes: (1)be my guest for the Wed, Sept 29 production of Blood: A Scientific Romance at Sage Theatre, wine and cheese reception at 7:00, play at 8:00 or (2) be my guest for the Wed, Nov 17 Dan Mangan/the Burning Hell concert at Knox United.
Please contact me with your choice.

I know, right, Stephanie?

I suspect I will never figure out weed-free manicure, SME. But I know I will forever wonder whether composting would indeed have had an impact on Hitler's rise to power.
I believe that Chanticleer Hegemony is Hermione Granger's first cousin, once removed.

S.M. Elliott said...

I've devoted a bit too much headspace to Nazi composting today, myself. I should never-ever read my old notes.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Look what you've started, SME. Nazi composting has been occupying my thoughts as well. Curse those old notes!