Saturday, 19 May 2012

ABOUT NOTES

Do you keep notes like I have to? Can I say where would “we” be without them? Or does it apply to just a few of us? Hmm…

I got up this morning & met up with my little stack of papers, tried without success to actually comprehend what’s written on them, & found the usual mix of:

  • Just plain scribble.
  • Complicated scribble.
  • Txt talk.
  • Parts written upside down on the same page as those the right way up, in this case it’s difficult to work out which part is actually the upside down bit & which is the right way up bit. Not that it really matters when it’s indecipherable anyway.
  • Sideways writing.
  • Then there’s saving the planet, different reminder notes written on the same piece of paper because there’s a space left. They either all merge into one or make no sense whatsoever.
  • Continuity, what starts off on one page spreads across several, & requires careful piecing together like something that resembles a word game in a puzzle book.
  • Notes you write down & whilst doing so think to yourself “I’ll never need to refer to this ever again.” Even so, a note is created jic, yet you never do actually refer to it again, except to chuck in the bin.
  • Shorthand – I can’t read my shorthand.
  • Punctuation – there is none,,, …
  • And finally there’s multi-tasking notes – all very well providing you don’t forget one of the notes you’re trying to multiply, which is most annoying at the time.

On top of the pile (just one of many notes) this morning was:

  • Wosh towels
  • Cotton wool balls – shoppin list
  • BLOG: “U’d hardly thnk ther was anythin’ rong with ths photo wul u?” Don’t ask – I haven’t got a clue…

NOTE how the first 2 are amazingly self explanatory, (unusual) however the third one is a complete mystery. And could well have been sat at the bottom of that page for some time – whilst waiting for me to fill the rest of it up. (Saving the planet).

As a last resort we sometimes occasionally remember to remind each other of something that should’ve been written down but wasn’t, & probably would’ve been forgotten anyway. (Synchronised Memory Loss).

Most recent  example of SML: They’ve started a pub quiz at the marina on Saturday nights. (That’s tonight I think). Earlier in the week we arranged to go along there with our friends next door. I’d forgotten all about it till Sarah mentioned it yesterday, of course I pretended I’d remembered…

Our team name? “The No Hoper’s” (can’t forget that one), it’s what our team was called at Rufford, & the name was appropriate because we never won anything…

Which means the team name is hard wired, but the quiz being on tonight was forgotten. And I’ve even got the description wrong, it’s not really a pub quiz, it’s a “cafe quiz” because it’s in the um, cafe here. But hey, drink (booze drink) & nibbles are provided by the marina, good eh?? Now all we have to do is REMEMBER answers without NOTES… 

Which REMINDS me of another team (at Rufford) who took it so seriously they only drank water (while the rest of us were p*ssed). And each member had a NOTEPAD for writing answers on, which they then passed round between them for verification purposes. [So there must be something advantageous about writing NOTES because they won every week.] And straight after the quiz finished they’d take their winnings, pack up their notepads & go home. It got to the point whereby everyone would do a collective BOOOOO when the results were announced by their best friend the quiz master. (Really – we reckoned they were all in it together & he was taking a cut). However their team name of “Nicky Nacky Noo” wasn’t quite as serious as they were, but they certainly had the knack…

In an effort to expand my note taking abilities, (and be capable of understanding them afterwards). I’ve also tried using “Sticky notes” on my laptop, I mean a program, not literally glueing pieces of paper to the screen. However I soon discovered that didn’t work either because I FORGOT to look at them…

I also discovered a (scribble) blog post amidst todays stack of papers, well what would’ve been a blog post if I’d REMEMBERED. So here’s the brief version:

Some friends came to visit us on Sunday. It was really nice to meet them after being in touch (online) for so long. Digestive biscuits were requested in advance of the visit, so we threw gently placed some in the Tesco trolley. Which REMINDS me we’ve worked out the secret of making a wonky trolley go straight: Simply place all your heavy items in the opposite corner to the wayward wheel, of course it doesn’t happen straightaway, a piece of cheese & packet of Digestives alone doesn’t swing it. Just thought I’d share that interesting discovery…

Anyway, back to Sunday afternoon & those Digestive biscuits, blow me down, they only went & brought 2 packets of posh biscuits with them too. “Fox’s Ambers” (caramel) & “Fox’s Ambers” (crunchy golden honeycomb dipped in chocolate). We had a lovely afternoon sat amidst all the biscuits, & we were that busy waffling we all forgot to eat any… So Kev, it’s 2 for the price of 3 if you want to claim them back, {cheeky cheesy grin}. Amidst the engine drama this week it got FORGOTTEN to blog about  – but your visit here didn’t chuck…

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NOTE to oneself: Try the bathroom wall out for scribbling on, it might be more lgble lugible ligblet readable…

Priority note number one: WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY @ 1.45PM, APP WITH JUSTIN, BOAT ELECTRICIAN. NEW ENGINE, WIRING & STEERING COLUMN MAY BE REQUIRED. NOTHING IMPORTANT…………………

6 comments:

Jaqueline Biggs said...

We have a condtion on our boat in which I cannot read Les' scribbles and he cannot read mine. It makes for some interesting conversations though....LOL!
Jaq

Heather TakeyTezey said...

Hi Jaq,

Well I've come to the conclusion that "confusion" is highly under-rated! It comes to us in many different ways but there's always a laugh in there somewhere!

From Heth@confused_dotcom lol

Kevin said...

You were hiding the cheese as well as the digestives... tut tut... LOL

Oh well if we get invited back I'll make sure I bring cheeper biscuits if Foxes are too up market for your tastes... ROFLMAO

Heather TakeyTezey said...

Yes Kev, we were truly honoured to receive some biscuits that were usually out of our price range. (except at Christmas).

I've got a Question: Did you have to write yourself a note about remembering them??? Or did you manage without any effort at all?

If it's the latter, all things considered above & instantly forgotten, I'm extremely impressed indeed :-)

H

Kevin said...

Out of my price range too... unless they are on Special Offer at ASDA... LOL

No notes, no sat nav... trying to keep the grey cells in working order, not sure if I'm achieving it though? :)

Heather TakeyTezey said...

Hey, you're doing well chuck, do I do a lol there or not?

H