Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Forget Me Not

I always come up with a good post while on the treadmill. However, by the time I step off, stretch (not so much stretch as turn down the volume on the television or let my iPod play out the last song I was listening to or down a glass of water), I forget that I was thinking of a post/topic. In fact, the whole thought has been forgotten by the time my shower water has flowed into the drain. I don't remember that I had thought of a post until I come back to blogger and I start to type out a new post. And then I'm thinking, what was that great post suppose to be about?

And these posts are good. They are about my innermost thoughts, or about a quarrel I've had with someone. They are about what I expect to accomplish in the future, or the hurdles I've jumped in the past. The post reveal something about me that even I had thought didn't exist. In them, I let down my guard or remove a brick from that wall that shields me from the world. Not only do I remove a brick in them, but create a doorway so that anyone can go beyond that wall. But then I look down, see that I've gone either 3 or 5 miles (depending on my mood), and turn the treadmill off. As it slows, other thoughts enter my mind--what am I having for dinner (not really something I should be thinking about right? After all I just exercised to remove some fat, not so that I can make room for more), checking my email or organizing my study notes. Thus the thought gets pushed back to a recess in my mind that I can't even get to.

I guess I will just have to wait till that next treadmill run to think up a new and yet undiscovered post.


  • OMG..I always have good ideas on my treadmill too, and the moment i step off its gone..never to return again..maybe we need to start working out on a differnt machine..haha

    By Blogger Bossy♥'s YOU, at 9:35 AM  

  • Carrying around one of those tiny voice recorders. Whenever a thought or story strikes you, whip out the recorder and go, "Note to self: ..." :P That would be funny. Maybe I need to get on the treadmill, because my blogging has been uninspiring lately....

    By Blogger the_mrs, at 9:38 AM  

  • I swim. Kinda hard to blog while swimming. I think of songs that I would like to analysis. Guys I would like to out and fights I would love to settle on my blog. Good for me, though, I get all that aggression out in the pool (or in my spinning class) and I write about other. Usually. Oh, well, its not like any of them read my blog.

    By Blogger Laura:), at 9:38 AM  

  • That is the WORST feeling - forgetting something 30 seconds after you told yourself you needed to remember it. I think I've perfected it to an artform. That or too many drugs and booze have perma-fried the ol' short term memory...

    Keep on keepin' on.

    By Blogger Vince, at 10:26 AM  

  • Watch out, it's gonna-


    By Blogger Gyrobo, at 10:31 AM  

  • so is this what you thought to blog about ?? the way you are inspired...??

    i think about these on the ... well.. you know... the .. yeah.. that's when i'm the most creative... you know what i mean ??

    By Blogger madame P, at 11:11 AM  

  • I started out doing very well this year on my goal to excercise and eat better, It lasted about 2 weeks and I was back to normal. I had so much to do that I couldn't fit it into my schedule. Now that I'm caught up, I am want to get started again but the thought of it is just like when I started last time, literally dragging myself to the gym.

    By Blogger Drywall Mom, at 1:05 PM  

  • I need a treadmill with a thought recorder perhaps...uh oh.

    Nevermind, that's a really BAD idea!

    By Blogger Tai, at 1:05 PM  

  • All my good ideas come to me when I'm in the bathroom. True story.

    By Blogger Sean, at 1:58 PM  

  • Get yourself a personal assistant like Van Wilder and just have them write everything down.

    By Blogger mrshife, at 2:20 PM  

  • Forget things? Just make sure you don't forget to pick up a box o' Frosted Fish Sticks...

    Details later.

    By Blogger Gyrobo, at 3:05 PM  

  • Bring a notepad and pencil with you on the treadmill, keep them next to the ashtray.

    By Blogger Dirk the Feeble, at 3:53 PM  

  • I have the same problem although not while I'm on the treadmill. I have a treadmill but it is more often used as a junk gatherer rather than excercise equipment. It usually happens while I'm driving. I keep threatening to buy a tape recorder, but I only think about it when I have one of those good ideas I know I'm going to forget.
    BTW, thanks for stopping by.

    By Blogger bornfool, at 5:24 PM  

  • I write down my ideas some time at work for when i get home. Some time when I check the notes however, they are just crude drawings of large breasts.

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 5:28 PM  

  • I was sitting here eating a box of Twinkies and pondered, what's a treadmill?

    By Blogger LBseahag, at 6:20 PM  

  • instead of going thru the same routine try to switch, don't take a shower right away, go to the puter and blog. it may work. then again when we get old when the thought is gone, it is gone!! lol i have the same problem!!! lol

    By Blogger Just Help Me, at 6:36 PM  

  • This happens to me all the time while I'm driving. So I carry a small notepad with me all the time so I can jot them down.

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 6:52 PM  

  • I thought you said in a previous post you were going to write about the wedgie you get after being on the treadmill, something about you get one at the end of each mile?

    By Blogger Walter, at 8:25 PM  

  • yes, all of my best ideas also come during a great workout. Which is why I decided to work at a gym so I could jump of the treadmill mid-course, write a blog entry, and finish my run. That, my friend, is time efficiency.

    By Blogger White Dade, at 10:30 PM  

  • I know just what you mean. I'll have a great thought that I want to elaborate on, and the moment I step out of the shower, walk into my room, turn on the computer and log in to blogger...

    What was I thinking again? And why am I sitting at my computer? I guess I will go read some blogs.

    By Blogger Grant, at 10:30 PM  

  • I'm the same way, always having these topics for a potentially good post at the most inopportune times. It's funny how quickly we can forget something that seems so dire at the time.

    By Blogger ***Double_Oh_No***, at 10:30 PM  

  • You need a notepad or a recorder to take with you when you are on the treadmill. I want to hear those good stories! ;)

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 11:18 PM  

  • I actually have my best ideas while sitting on the john. And it shows.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 11:34 PM  

  • I get most of my best ideals when I'm looking into sinks. Why? Dunno?
    i'm a werido.....

    By Blogger sabatkes, at 11:58 PM  

  • I'm the same ... but it happens to me whilst under the shower. BTW, I don't treadmill ... I'm too lazy !!! As 'the_mrs" said, have a little tape recorder thingy nearby, and tell it your ideas. Worked for me when I used to drive to work, and thought of something I needed to do, or whatever, I just told myself in the recorder and it was never forgotten. I think I probably should have listened to what I recorded, though ........

    By Blogger Meow, at 12:51 AM  

  • i'm always doing that. the minute i think of a really good post i could write, it's gone just as fast as it came :). i get sidetracked. you need one of those voice recorders for computers, then you could talk/write while on the treadmill.

    By Blogger mysterious in blue, at 12:55 AM  

  • i hate when i get an idea and the moment i sit down at my computer to type it out, i forget it.

    i like your posts anyway. you don't need to think up anything special. just write out what's on your mind.

    By Blogger joey♥, at 1:31 AM  

  • I know what you mean by these moments. I get like this, too!

    By Blogger missy, at 2:45 AM  

  • Digital recorders are nice. I record my kids playing and laughing and then send the recordings via e-mail to Daddy. Only thing is ours is really small and skinny. It gets misplaced a lot, hence, some missed opportunities... much like blogging. Hmmm...

    By Blogger JJ, at 6:59 AM  

  • Not to be too rude, but my best inspiration comes generally when I'm on the Thunderbox.

    God knows what'll happen if I ever get constipated.

    (BTW, hope I haven't incurred your displeasue by this comment Angel)

    By Blogger Ben Heller, at 8:23 AM  

  • I'm the same way with dreams...I remember for a sec...then it's gone...

    By Blogger Chick, at 8:25 AM  

  • Maybe if the idea you had was so wonderful and fantastic, you'd remember them. If it's so easily forgotten, maybe that's your mind's way of sorting through and hitting "delete."

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 8:52 AM  

  • I usually have my best thoughts and ideas in the middle of the night. I wake up and thinking MAN I WISH I HAD A PIECE OF PAPER. But it's too warm and comfy to get up.

    Sometimes I solve some of the hardest problems in the middle of the night.. ones no number of hours will accomplish during the day.

    By Blogger Luke, at 10:00 AM  

  • I have the same problem as you--I think of something while walking and forget it as soon as my mind switches gears. I always carry a couple pens and a small pad of paper with me so I can jot a couple notes down as reminders.

    I find walking is like meditation for me. It helps clear my head, gives me perspective on some problems, and just space from others. plus fresh air and good excercise too.

    By Blogger blackcrag, at 11:04 AM  

  • i need to get me a treadmill. :)

    By Blogger vani, at 4:07 PM  

  • I can relate becuase my best posts usually come the night before I decide to post , but then I forget the post before I've had the chance to write it.

    By Blogger Ruben, at 4:17 PM  

  • Yea, this happens all the time. sux.

    By Blogger slopmaster, at 5:45 PM  

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