March 03, 2005

Me And My Stupid Brain

I was just doing the budget for a big 'ol project I'm running and I couldn't, for the life of me, get any of the numbers to add up right. I was sitting here adding stuff up and I couldn't get to my target. Words are my friends. Numbers aren't. My lack of mathematical prowess in this exercise wasn't surprising but after 3.2 trillion tries I knew there was an issue. So, I started looking through all the monthly budget forecasts. February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October... Just as my brain was about to explode in a stunning, frustration-fuelled aneurism, I figured it out - August.

I'm not clear why, but my brain never remembers August. You'd think I'd block out a less-pleasant month like January or February. But noooooo, I mentally ditch a good chunk of summer. Stupid brain.

Posted by Chris at March 3, 2005 01:08 PM
Comments

Hmn, there's got to be some subconscience reason for that, doncha think? Your child is even due in August! Weird.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 3, 2005 01:22 PM

August is my MONTH. Nothing happens in August 'cept my birthday.

I forget September a lot. Or I get it mixed up with October or November. I think I need to go back to elementary school.

Posted by: Anne at March 3, 2005 01:34 PM

The only reason I remember August is because approximately eleventy thousand friends and relatives were born in that month.

March. Funnily enough, even with St. Paddy's, that's the month I tend to forget most often. That and June. Nothing good ever happens in June.

Posted by: Coleen at March 3, 2005 01:36 PM

blame it on the alien abduction... they've obviously stolen a good chunk of your life.
and while i don't hate august, it is one of the more forgetable months... it's too darn hot.

Posted by: monique at March 3, 2005 01:37 PM

I often block out August as well. I like summer and all, but I could really do without the hot humid assiness that is August.

Posted by: Dawnie at March 3, 2005 01:43 PM

Well, you got me beat in the math department by counting to 3.2 trillion!

Posted by: mark at March 3, 2005 01:58 PM

August may be a good chunk of summer for you but it sucks as in Florida. Hate August. Hate. Your clothes stick to you from sweatin' that heat. And that's when it's 9 AM.

Posted by: Colby at March 3, 2005 02:03 PM

August has low self esteem because it has no holidays. June has no major holidays either, but it's the start of summer and people are always getting married.

On the other hand, I know a gazillion people born in August.

Posted by: jodi at March 3, 2005 02:19 PM

NOOoooooooooooooo Not Summer. Man I can't believe you would do that. You of all people! LOL

Posted by: Swt GA Hunny Bee at March 3, 2005 02:27 PM

Oh the horror that is math. *shudders in fear* It's the only thing in the way of my degree. truly. For me, that's the worstest subject known. ever. My mother swears my failure is genetic. (The only *negative* thing she claims) I score in the lowest percentiles in math, and my mother is proud because I have a better score than her. How scary is that??? hmmmm... I chose my job in the military by the all important question "Is there any math involved in that?" The funny thing is that my beloved grandad is an engineer, lots of math there. Does it skip generations like twins???

Posted by: Sashinka at March 3, 2005 02:28 PM

well, if you have any overages, you can make the check out to me personally ...

Posted by: tj at March 3, 2005 02:49 PM

MATH BLOWS, nuff said.

Posted by: lizabetty at March 3, 2005 03:19 PM

Joining the August is my birthday chorus. Also, August = a little celebration here in Memphis that we call Elvis Death Week. People come from all over the world to celebrate Elvis and remember the anniversary of his death. In fact, at the candlelight vigil - the wait is over 9 hours to pass by the grave now. So, maybe as a music fan that will help you.

Posted by: Dabney at March 3, 2005 03:23 PM

LOLOL! Dude, don't bag on August--my birthday is in August!

Posted by: Ginny at March 3, 2005 03:30 PM

Hey don't be dissen' August folks! It has no holidays in it because it's the month everyone should be taking a huge ass vacation. I was born in August so I can say without a doubt it's the best month ever invented. :) I think your real problem is this. You know the brain farts that new pregnant mommies experience? New daddies tend to get them too. Like the sympathy weight gain, but in this case the sympathy brain farts. :)

Posted by: groovebunny at March 3, 2005 04:03 PM

I've found that numbers are evil to me too.

Maybe your brain blocked out August because ohmygodyouliveinfreezingDCandit'sonlyFebruaryandAugustissoveryfaraway,sowhythinkaboutit?

Posted by: Kitty at March 3, 2005 04:06 PM

Maybe you have issues with August because school generally starts in late August. Did you enjoy school? I always forget about March for some reason. Not much happening in March for me.

Posted by: smartjuice at March 3, 2005 04:13 PM

I always forget August too. I think because it's too hot to do anything fun like go camping in the desert and it's a long ass month and there are no holidays and school usually starts in August. I liked it when I was young and school started the day after Labor Day. I still associate September with school starting and that's when I get all excited about fall coming. The only redeeming quality about August is that sometimes there are 3 paydays that month.

And by the way, Math is the bane of my existence. One of them anyway. I couldn't even operate a scientific calculator last night to help my daughter with her homework. It looks like the Math Retard gene skipped a generation though, so at least she'll be able to balance her checkbook!

Posted by: ms.quilty at March 3, 2005 04:22 PM

The key here is that you FIGURED IT OUT!! That is what separates the wheat from the chaff . . . Me? I would've changed the numbers to make them work and then run away . hahahahhaa

Posted by: bluepoppy at March 3, 2005 04:31 PM

Man. Way to bring on the hate from the August birthdays. I'm included in that, by the way, so knock it off!

As far as math? Nothing says 'art school' better than the 30 seconds of dead silence and subsequent wrong answers following "what does 3+6+1+6+3 equal?"

Posted by: bmh at March 3, 2005 05:29 PM

hey... no hate for the august birthdays. many many of my favorite people are born in august. i'm just saying, august has got a lot of stuff stacked against it.

also, when i was a wee little campire girl we did a puppet show on the months of the year, feb. had low self esteem because it was so short. aug. consoled february by pointing out it had no holidays. i played august.

personally, i liked august because school started. and school starting meant new school supplies and i lived for school supplies.

Posted by: jodi at March 3, 2005 05:36 PM

This is a weird mnemonic, but JASON. July August September October November

Posted by: Rori at March 3, 2005 08:10 PM

Thanks for dropping by at my place (blog)...got ya blogrolled...your funny!

Posted by: Cindy at March 3, 2005 09:43 PM

Ooooh! Forgetting August, what a terrible man you are. The sweetest, prettiest, funniest, smartest people are born in August, don't you know that?? :)

Posted by: Sweety at March 4, 2005 03:20 AM

D'oh! You have picked up my brain disease. Sorry, I must have dropped it here at your site. In the late stages, you brush your teeth with SoftSoap and forget to put in the clutch before you shift. Get vaccinated ASAP! It's too late for me! Save yourself!

Posted by: Gweny at March 4, 2005 12:57 PM