sometimes, i think a bad memory is a wonderful thing to have. when u can't rber where u were ten/fifteen years ago... with whom or what you were doing/saying... i think it would be wonderful to be like that.
me? i vividly r'ber every random detail of my life. i have to think, of course... and it sometimes just comes to me.. without a reason.
i r'ber the license plate of the fiat we had when i was 5.
i r'ber the license plate of the school bus which i used to take to school. and the driver's name.
i r'ber getting home my first kitten... i must have been around 5 or 6... we got her from one of dad's friend... i r'ber their house in detail though i've never been there again.
i r'ber that a friend of mine from school borrowed this really cute skirt i had - and she didn't return it. the wierd thing is, i didn't r'ber this back then... when i should have asked her. i r'bered it this morning... while making bfast. and i rummaged through my belongings to see if i still had it. then i called mom and asked her if it was home. she didn't r'ber what i was talking abt.. so i had to explain, in detail! *yeah, i'm quite irritating that way when i want something!*
and now that it's not there.. i rber that she'd borrowed it... and that was the last i've seen of it. sigh.
i r'ber what i wore on my bday when i was 8.
i r'ber refusing to eat rice with my hands when i was 9... we'd gone to a rel's place and they hadn't given me a spoon or a fork.. and i asked them for one. i was told "rice should be eaten with your fingers only" and i said "i don't think i want to eat rice then".
i r'ber names of girls from school... some of whom i've never spoken to.
i r'ber this guy i knew - via some friends - going through a really bad time after his girlfriend dumped him. and i don't think i've ever spoken to him.
i r'ber C teaching me how to apply eye-liner when we were back-stage at a college do. actually, i owe all my make-up tips to her. and to think we went to the same school and hardly spoke to each other there!
i r'ber bdays of ppl i have hardly known. really. i still r'ber one of my friends ex-boyfriends bdate. i'm sure even she must have forgotten it by now!
i r'ber the number of the first credit card i had. this was abt 8 years ago... and i have no reason to r'ber it. funnily, i don't rber vin's CC number!
i r'ber when vibha and i were first introduced, after my interview at c2w - she was planning the office party, and i was the new recruit - her first line to me was "hi!!! so, what do u drink? beer, vodka, whiskey?" while i stared at her and contemplated my decision. from then, to now... i've sure come a long way!
i r'ber losing my wallet and having to take the auto to a friend's place so he could pay it off. then i borrowed money from him till i could get my new debit card! it took 2 weeks, for them, to give it to me. and yes, i paid him back.
i r'ber suruchi saying to me - after a couple days of us having been introduced - "thank god u're normal!"
i r'ber the first time vin and i mailed each other. i don't rber any of the mails after that.
obviously, memory retention doesn't seem to be selective here. so i r'ber all the good, not-so-good and the bad things. about random things and ppl who hardly affected my life even then. and i can't help but think that i'm forgetting some important things. important to me, maybe. bcoz there can be only limited space, right? only so many sections for memories? and mine are crammed with irrelevant details. no wonder i forget SO much that i should remember! it's not coz i'm getting older. it's coz i'm out of space!