That’s Going in the Quote Book: #7

The newest in an ongoing series of Quotes I’ve collected. To see previous posts in the series, click here.

I live my life in a perpetual state of “d’Oh!”


My fuck, but I wish I could remember what was going on in my life when I came up with this one. I bet it would’ve made a great story. Sadly, I’ve got no clue what brought this about.

But it does provide a glimpse into the way my brain works. (Note: you probably shouldn’t look.) I get distracted by the shiny a lot, and the shiny always seems to be way over there, instead of right here, where I should be looking. Hence my semi-constant state of astonishment.

Prime example: While writing this article, I was playing various YouTube music videos in the background. Then I got up to go pee. When I came back, I put my headphones back on and queued up Rammstein’s Ich Tu Dir Weh.

Because if you’re trying to be creative, listening to some of the world’s best music has gotta help. Right?

But when I clicked play, something was wrong. I could hear the music, but not well, muffled like it was playing from a great distance. So I did what I do, and turned up the volume.

Didn’t work.

So I did what I do and turned up the volume again.

Still didn’t work.

Turns out my headphones were unplugged. I mean, yeah, I’d unplugged them myself, but that had been minutes – minutes – ago!

Ron noticed me laughing myself silly and took off his own (cordless) headphones to ask what was so funny. I told him what had happened, dramatically flourishing the headphone jack when I got to the punchline, and he said I needed to ‘list that’ in my article.

Don’t think I’m going to bother with a list, though. I suspect it’s unnecessary. One example is plenty to get the gist of what it’s like to rattle around inside my head. Any more and you might get dizzy.

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