Monday, December 11, 2006

Now With EXTRA Character!

My friend Shrew has this unbelieveable quote on her gchat profile: "Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk."

I don't know who said it--a quick search on Google has turned up nothing--but I know it's not hers because she couldn't spell "necessarily" right on the first try, not that I don't love her dearly anyway. It's a perfect quote for her, my Partner in ADD, and for me. (Or did I say that already?)

I have good days, where I'm really on, and bad days, where the LT gets worried that I haven't finished a sentence in four hours and I keep staring off into space, and, really, can I FOCUS for JUST TEN SECONDS, THANK YOU VERYMUCH?

For example, suddenly today, after successfully being fingerprinted, making a new girlfriend in the Security Clearance Office, securing (ha!) a temporary security clearance for myself, navigating my annual performance review, and checking on my PROMOTION (yay!) I had a PANIC attack about a social engagement and emailed a friend to say that the LT and I were not going.

And then suddenly I remember that the LT and I had already talked about said social engagement and HAD planned to go!

So I just as quickly emailed my same friend that, wait, haha, I'm an idiot and we ARE going after all! I think? Maybe? And what day is it today? Is the world still round? Hello? Am I CEO yet? Are my eyes still pointing the same direction?

The response: "Oh. My. God. How easily I forget."

...Is that even an answer? Because if I wanted character assasinations, I could just go to my MOTHER'S house, thank you VERY much.

Anyway, I imagine that as my friend CP was typing his response, he was simultaneously emailing his fiance his heartfelt thanks that she was not half as crazy as I am, and also possibly wondering what kind of man the LT is and if he failed horribly in one of his past lives?

But it does not matter! Because although I have started at least five thoughts this weekend that I never finished, I have officially bought the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER for the LT, and that, my friends, will make up for a lot of...


Uscar said...

I enjoyed this post. Very witty! I have one question...

What building is your new Security Office friend in, and is she hot?

You know where my priorities are.

Aarwenn said...

Yes, she's hot, and no, she is NOT available!! She has a boyfriend, and she is ex-Security Forces in the Air Force. She is a tee-tiny little thing, at least thirty POUNDS lighter than I am, and we bonded over shoes and boyfriends, and yet she was ex-Security Forces, and she brushed it off like it was no big deal.

She would break you. And if she didn't, her boyfriend would. You have been warned.

That said, fire at will!

l-t said...

Wanna ride bikes?

Alex said...

I thought it sounded like Douglas Adams. But this site,, says the quote was by Dr. Joel Fleishmann (from Northern Exposure, played by Rob Morrow)

Aarwenn said...

alex, once again you're my hero!