"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Incredible Shrinking Brain....

I've been in denial for quite some time now, that I'm getting dumber the older I get. I can remember back when I was in school, asking my Mom for help with homework, and she would say she couldn't help. I thought she was just being mean, how can she NOT know the answer?
"listen Mom, a train leaves phoenix traveling 55 mph, at 3pm......" Didn't she learn this in school? Of course she was quick to point out, "that was a looooong time ago". Whatever.

It's true, it's a scientifically proven fact, you do get dumber if you don't exercise your mind. Yes- huh, I saw it on the TeeVee. You lose something like 50,000 brain cells a day after the age of 20 something ( I think 22. See, I'm already dumber since I saw it) That's without killing any with drugs and alchohol. Then you lose way more. So pretty much I'm teetering on the verge of complete idiot. You are suppose to keep the mind alert with learning, and challenging your brain. Crossword puzzles, word searches. Stuff that these days, makes my head ache. I see those things laying around the house that CP does, puzzle books and whatnot. I think, it'll be fun to pick it up and 'help him out'. Psh. I have come to terms with it. I am powerless over my shrinking brain.

I really don't have the patience to learn anymore. And to make matters worse, I think I'm turning dislexic. When I type, I tend to type a few words backwards. Sometimes I spell things phonetically like noze, toze. I'm kinda outraged that this has happened to me because when I was younger I thought I was smart. I guess just like your good looks you have to use it or lose it.

Lost is on tonight! Sayid is coming to rescue the hotness that is Jack. Oh yea, and the other Losties. If you don't watch it, why bother watching television? Obsessed much? I watched it again for the 5th time. Maybe if they would put it on twice a week I wouldn't be forced to re-watch episodes. The most awesome thing is since I'm not working 2 jobs anymore (at least for now), I have so much more room on Tivo to store things. I made a folder for Lost, and there it shall rest until it comes out on DVD. I'm making it my personal goal to learn how to hook it to the DVD burner to keep them forever. It's possible, I just don't know how to do it.


R said...

My latest thing as I approach 30, is when I write, I write extra letters in words. Fore instaince! My hand just does it on it's own before my brain can catch up to it...what's that about?

Tayray said...

Im just naturally dumb, and people let me know it all the time.

supplymadam said...

I think you are onto something there. Maybe it is a lack of patience as we get older. But coming here keeps my brain excercised.

Rachel said...

I LOVE Lost. My sister got me hooked. I'm trying to catch up on Seasons 1&2. Almost thru 2. Have to watch 1 but Netflix screwed up (Argh). Doing it kind of backwards.

I do crosswords and Sudoku to keep my mind fresh. I think reading (novels, the paper, etc) is good too. Just got to mix it up!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad I'm not alone. Although I blame it on parenting. My child is sucking away my brain cells.

EC said...

I'm with ya!!! I think having children really does it to you, because the most my brain takes in during the day is whether or not Dora got to the Volcano :)

Mon said...

I do that too, It's getting older man, I don't get it myself!

you're not dumb, your gullible. There's a difference.

Oh, I definatly lack patience too.

It doesn't take much to get hooked! There are so many clues to look for, and theories, and just plain awesomeness!

No, you aren't alone. I think it happens to the best of us.

It's true, kids do alter your brain chemistry, along with your hormones. One more reason I'm not havin them.