Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Posted by LeAnn Stephenson
If you are unfamiliar with the word facepalm let me explain . . . . According to the Urban Dictionary, a facepalm is the act of dropping one's face or forehead into one's hand. Usually accompanied by a
"thunk" or a cry of "Doh!" As in: Today I locked my keys in my car. Again. *facepalm*
Well, unfortunately, I'm all too familiar with this experience as you will gather from the following story:
Things have been slipping my mind for years - at least since I was twenty-eight. I know this because the year I celebrated my twentieth-eighth birthday was the year I was pregnant with my daughter, Olivia. I can even prove it, because after her birth was when I started forgetting the names of people and words - they would just slip away without warning. This marked the time when I had to begin scrolling through my mental dictionary, trying to guesstimate what letter the word or name I was frantically searching for began with. Sometimes I even tried to figure out how many syllables were involved to speed the process. When this first began, the lost name, word, or thought would drift back into my head, recovered, kind of quickly.
But here's the thing: it's gotten worse in the past few years. And now if my daughter, with her talent for remembering everyone's name or my son and husband with their ability to play charades with me aren't close by, I have to fake it. Olivia can actually gather that I'm trying to remember Tina Fey's name when I gesture with my hand in a certain way and Noah and the Hubbs can tell me the name I'm looking for is Julie Andrews when I say, "You know . . . she's that chick that sings on
the mountain in that movie and makes matching clothes for that guy's kids out of the family curtains . . . . and there's nuns . . .?"
I try to comfort myself by insisting I'm too young for dementia to be setting in and that it's not so much a "Senior moment" as it's a Freshman or Sophomore moment, instead.
But here's my point: My forgetting has taken on a new slant. Now I can't remember if I've shared important information or not.
So, just in case I forgot to mention it . . . . . .
THE SHOP IS OPEN!
We will be closed Sundays and Mondays and open from 11PM - 7 PM Tuesday through Saturday. The address is 3406 Glenview, Austin Tx, 78703. You can join The Vintage Laundry on Yelp, Foursquare and check in when you visit and receive a discount on any purchase or you can join us on our Facebook fan page or follow my tweets to get updates on new merchandise, deals, invitations to exclusive events, workshops and lots more. Also in the works is The Vintage Laundry TV on our YouTube channel that I'm really excited about!!! More on that later. I can't wait to share more info and photos! So, check the blog in the next couple of days to take advantage of all of the goodies that we have planned to celebrate our new store opening!
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