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!”Me
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.
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.
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.