Saturday, September 26, 2009

My brain may be made of cheese

I have had NO inspiration to blog lately! When I happened to see the Sunday Scribblings Prompt... CHEESE...
right after I had had a bit of a memory lapse yesterday....It Hit me! My brain is turning into cheese! (mostly likely a genetic italian medley) I used to be able to take a small happening in my life, a problem, a happy moment, a funny occurrence, a worrisome moment... and tell a little tale about it. My life is still full of many types of moments.. but Cheese just doesn't seem to be able to process thoughts.
Yesterday I took my son to the pediatrician and they asked me to sign and date something...
I signed my name and then dated the paper 9/25/84. I'm not sure if the expression on my 16 year old sons face was worry or embarrassment as he quietly but firmly said to me... MOM?? It's TWO THOUSAND and NINE! The receptionist glanced at what I had wrote and threw me an expression that I sadly fear many people use on the mentally challenged. (or those with cheese for brains). I felt the need to defend my decades of memory loss by saying.. OH i must have been thinking of Franks Birth day because he was born on the 25th of June 1984... (Apparently my young son didn't see the logic in that connection since it's September) BUT... I still say.. there was some kind of connection that brought me back 25 years! As for the snooty receptionist.. she then began to SLOWLY question me to make sure all of our info. hadn't changed! She must have sensed the aroma of melted Mozzarella.

What's really starting to worry me, is that for as long as I can remember my mom has always had memory issues especially when it came to pronouncing words and names correctly.. She is a regular Norm Crosby (if u remember who he is). My sister and I stopped correcting Mom MANY years ago.. because No matter how many times we told her her favorite singer was NOT AnKle-Bart Hummerdinger but Engelbert Humperdink.. She just never could remember! Mom hasn't lived in Brooklyn since 1954... but it's still Earl and Ferl to her where it is Oil and foil to me. She still calls me my siblings names before she hits on mine! Last week she was ranting about her aNOONies for 10 minutes NON stop.. till I realized she was upset about her insurance annuities.
Many years ago while talking with my sister.. we began to wonder... WHAT if Mom had a normal brain when she was our age, after all she raised 3 kids all by herself and handled many tasks just fine....so what if we have some kind of disease in our family that causes a perfectly good brain to slowly turn to mush over time?... Not so much like Alzheimer's but more like... curdling. CURDLINg?? OH No!
See that! My brain really IS cheese!

21 comments:

floreta said...

i love your response/excuse to that :D

cricket51 said...

we all have cheese brain's from time to time, although I must say yours is much more interesting than mine

2cats said...

You are not alone. My brain activity often resembles Swiss cheese, way too many holes

Redness said...

Red wine will go perfectly ... adore what you say ;).xo

forgetfulone said...

What a humorous post! Curddling really got me! LOL I think my brain feels like mashed potatoes sometimes.

WrightStuff said...

Ah yes... I know that gorgonzola feeling well. When brains get full of thoughts and 'to do' lists, they do indeed curdle. It is not a sign of senility but merely a multi-tasking wonder woman!

Frances said...

Nifty post.
My Aunt from Brooklyn went to the beyootee parlor every week ;)

asleeponmyfeet said...

Some people just have a strange sense of humor... I know one woman, for example, whose mind is perfectly fresh, but she takes great glee in being intentionally vague to the point of utter confusion. She loves the chaos it creates around her, and it really is quite funny, especially when you get to the point where you understand her perfectly when she says, "Hey, uh, you, can you pass me that thing next to the whatsit? Yeah, to the left of that other unit." And she's not pointing, and you're not asking, and somehow... I don't know... it's crazy.

keith said...

If my brain was cheese I think it would be mozzarella. Not sure why I said that!That's a worry!

Tammy said...

LOL You're such a delight but seriously it's very normal for multitaskers. XXOO

Deirdre said...

I blame it ALL on hormones. I hear it gets better once things level out. I hope, dear god, I hope....

JP/deb said...

Hey Luc,

Think your mom and I have the same condition. Oy vey!

xx,
JP/deb

Patois said...

Fabulous flow of a river of cheese.

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~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Just to assure you, you are normal, well at least as normal as any of us can be LOL. My family is from Texas which has it's own use of dialects among the older generation - you know before the internet and all the television. As for the kids names. I don't know a busy mom that doesn't do that. Hell, sometimes I even throw a dogs name or two in the mix. Grams did it, my MIL still does it...

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, you're so funny. Always. I've been pulling right up to a word, opening my mouth to say it and find that I've jumped right over it and it's GONE. Mush? Curdles? Curds? But what is astounding is that no one seems to notice. What's with THAT?

gs batty said...

Dr.Old Grizz pronounces you perfectly normal. At least to we cheese heads in the blogging world you are

Skittles said...

I've missed you and your wit. :)

Giggles said...

I laughed and laughed at this post I was going to respond on my blog and time slipped away!! Figures!!

Thanks for the giggles...so glad you can laugh about yourself! Now how about your flatulence confession....I am sure you have one of those!! lol

Love Giggles

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