Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So this is where all the empty space in my head is going

Today I logged into my computer at work after a four-day absence--a fun, refreshing, yet barbecue-free(!) trip to Kansas City occurred in the interim--and was reminded that I needed to change my password.

No, I'm not going to give it to you. Not that being able to log into CCI is that valuable a commodity. (Unless you're a masochist, and if you know what CCI is, you probably are.)

But it occurred to me, as I was reminded about something that I'm not supposed to ever forget, how MANY freaking passwords are rattling around in my brain. Just off the top of my head, I've got one for the Tribune, one at Northwestern, one for each of my several private e-mail accounts, one for, my cell phone,, various message boards... and so on. AND YET I DON'T FORGET ANY OF THEM.

The bizarre part is that I forget stuff all the time. What to buy at the grocery store. Where the car is parked. How many beers I had last night. Wait--forget I typed that last part.

So, in conclusion, some vague point about how I remember passwords and snippets of conversation from a decade ago, yet forget basic stuff that has immediate bearing on my life.

If I remember what I was trying to say, I'll let you know.

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