Saturday, July 11, 2009

What is she trying to tell us?

Learning from experience over the years, I know now that I'm not capable of remembering stuff. Like the great ideas I get for a post, the ones that take over most of my brain cells and render me useless until I write it down. Sometimes I have a list, but most of the time I write things down on post-it notes at work and stick them in my pocket. These little pieces of paper are what got me thinking, that and too much TV.
What would happen if I was murdered on my way home from work and the crime scene investigators found these little post-it notes tucked away in my back pocket? Would they think they were clues? Would they ask themselves, "What is she trying to tell us?" Would my mindless drivel, written down on little folded post-it notes throw the CSI guys off the murder trail? It took my 2 days just to decipher one of my own notes, Lady Zipper, last year. How can my murder be solved if I inadvertently direct the investigation in the wrong direction? How do you, my fellow bloggers, remember your ideas?
Thank you in advance for your advice and thank you for reading. I must go now and figure out what to worry about next.


nipsy said...

I wish I had the answer for this one. I wrote it down somewhere, but I seem to have misplaced my notebook. All kidding aside, unless I have a notebook handy, I really do forget quite a few good ideas!

ReformingGeek said...

I'm usually able to get to blogger quick enough to capture the thought but I used to write them in a draft email or email my personal account from work.

CSI would have a field day in my house! Random crap everywhere!

Candice said...

I have a folder on my blackberry that I use for ideas when they come up and I'm not around a computer.

It's right next to my shopping list.

Usually I just bring up blogger and get after it.

Nooter said...

i dont have any of my own ideas, i just steal them from you guys!

Lunatron (aka Jamie) said...

I'm all random and seat-of-my-pants like. I sit down at the computer and insanity flows like an artesian spring.

erv said...

Just in case you are murdered, just end each note with "I'm a blogger." Keep in mind this may confuse them even more.

Eric said...

Thanks for posing this question, from now on, I'll carry around a note that says '[Name of someone] doesn't like me and I fear they will do something horrible.'

Skye said...

Oh Sue, this got me thinking! You see, I'm a cook in a restaurant that is only about 3.5 blocks away so I walk to work. Usually I take my knife set along with me as it just doesn't make sense for me to own 2 decent sets of knives. (Although I will be purchasing a set for home now!)

I can just imagine what would happen should I be involved in a hit-and-run on my way to or from work. Here's the thing, while at work I write up a list of things that I need to do, for example: shred cabbage, make coleslaw, shred mozza and cheddar, slice mushrooms, make a soup, and the list goes on. Under this list and sometimes beside it I write my ideas for posts, especially if it's going to be about something stupid that happened at work that day.

Can you imagine the field day the investigators would have looking through my pockets? Especially considering the fact that I normally don't carry identification or any money with me to work? Especially for the abbreviations I use, sh cab = shred cabbage, sh car = shred carrots, sl gr o = slice green onions, you get the

Leeuna said...

Hahaha. I write mine down on bits of paper (not post it notes either) then I usually end up washing them with my jeans and wonder what all the little clumps of paper are doing in the clothes dryer. There's bound to be a better way!

Beau Horner said...

Remember to leave clues BEFORE you die.

and make sure you're murdered outside....far away from anything white.

Jason said...

Hey great site!

I was wondering if you wanted to exchange links with us. Let me know if this is possible.


Anonymous said...

lol. I've always had this fear that something will happen and a swat team will burst into my home, seize my computer and, upon finding all the ridiculous photos, bits and pieces of... umm... not so PG rated stuff on my hard drive, that they will be convinced I am some really dangerous kind of creepy person instead of a very studious and eager researcher of flotsam to post on my blog.

Like your stickynotes, if I ever go missing and they look to my computer for clues, they're not going to know which seedy neighborhood to start looking for me in. I'll never be found.

I have a million (actually only about 63) draft posts. I get a thought, go jot it down there with a link if I have it... and leave it there. When I need an idea, I go through the drafts.

Sue said...

nipsy - HA! So I'm not the only one.

ReformingGeek - Email myself, good idea.

Candice - That sounds too efficient for me.

Nooter - Way to go!

Jamie - I envy people like you - people with big brains and all.

erv - Do me a favor and just tell CSI for me.

Eric - That's a good idea. I'm doing it.

Skye - You have bigger problems than me. Do you still walk to work when it's raining?

Leeuna - Erv will tell you, my mom use to freak out if we left anything in our pockets for the wash. I am programed to check pockets thoroughly.

Beau - Oh God!

Jason - Thank you, you're on my "to do" list.

fracas - Those CSI guys really know how to search a computer, damn.