Thursday, October 26, 2006

I forget

It must be age related. I have a memory like a sieve these days. It's like living in the twilight zone.

One particular problem is remembering birthdays….my family in its entirity consists of 3 people - and I regularly forget their birthdays (occasionally their names). It’s not as if I ignore them, I genuinely like them, but I end up sending them a gift and card at completely the wrong time in a fit of anxiety, because I’ve convinced myself I’ve forgotten (I once notoriously sent my niece her birthday present 2 months early – but I did get the day right).

It happens in the blogosphere too, I have consistently arrived late to the party and left behind numerous combined, belated congratulations and apologies.

Damn it I like you, I want to get it right.

It’s not a matter of just telling me, if you tell me today I will have forgotten tomorrow (I am as retentive as a chocolate teapot)…so, I’m going to be terribly anal and write them down, I shall make myself a “Birthday Book”.

But you’ve got to tell me when your birthday is (yes you!)…privately by email if you’re shy, or publicly in a comment (who knows, maybe other people might find it useful too?).

And then, if you don’t receive your Birthday wishes promptly it’s final proof positive that I am indeed completely pointless (as if that were needed).

18 comments:

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Birthday? What's that? I haven't had one since I turned 29! ;)

Okay...okay...mine is December 23rd.

As if there's not already enough stuff going on at that time of the year, right? ;)

Finn said...

You've missed mine; it was August 10. Who knows if you'll still like me the next time it comes around? ;)

Jenn said...

Just in case you didn't write it down before...March 7th. :-)

You are so funny.

guesswhat.karma said...

you are too cute, col! i've got mine written down on my hanging calendar so i don't forget... yours is even on there. ;)

Sandra said...

No fair, you have to tell yours first.

Actually you are better at birthdays than you give yourself credit for - you were the only person who actually used paper and AIRMAIL to send me a birthday card this year. I'm ten times rottener at birthdays than you are.

But I'm August 15 if you want to put it on your calendar :)

Aims said...

You are not alone mate, my memory stinks too so you'll have to tell me yours again & again & again!!! Mines December 12. If I remember right!

Pam said...

Hallmark will happily and for free I might add, remind you. Just go to their site. They will send you an email when every you tell them to...one day before, one week before...

Just for the record...I WANT yours first before I go giving over mine...
I'm with Sandra on that one.
♥Pam

a fish on a bycicle said...

for the record - I will be even older on the 30th of March. Charlie is the 12th of November and Toffee is the 3rd of August (I know because I was there), they're 6 years apiece, 42 in human years, and all of us are doing middle age rather badly.

tammi said...

Oh snap! I don't know what I would have done so many times had it not been for BIRTHDAYALARM.COM
It sends you an automatic email 2-3 days,or even one day before a birthday or any holiday.Just however you set it up.Personally,I ask for 2 reminders in case I forget the 1st time.I chose to be emails 3 days ahaed and also one day ahead.It's saved my ass on many occasions.I have become dependant on that sucker.
Good Luck,
I wish I could send the link.Butanyways... it's http://www.birthdayalarm.com.
It's a life saver.

Seven said...

If I tried this in my life someone would have to ring me to tell me where my Birthday Book is kept. I hear you on this one. I have surrendered.

Enemy of the Republic said...

I'm sorry if my last blog upset you. It was a theme I was pursuing. I am done now, except for comments, which await. But I do have a tough time being happy.

The Kept Woman said...

I have come to an agreement with all of my friends that I am the most clueless birthday rememberer ever. I tell them that if they can forget mine that would help me feel better about forgetting theirs.

Works like a charm...

Pam said...

So noted....
June 22nd. At 1404 hrs to be precise...and I'll even share the year. 1962.

I rather like the numbers all together...6-22-62

♥Pam

Gerbera Daisy said...

I celebrate the anniversary of my 29th birthday on April 1. I see that you are a fellow Aries. ;-)

elle said...

I always forget everyone's birthdays as well, so sad. The only one I truly want to forget is my own. ugh.

Silent One ~D~ said...

it seems as if my memory has left me this year. to many things have happened ... and it has left me very scatterbrained.

patti_cake said...

As you well know by visiting my blog lately my birthday was October 16th!

Hey you get an E for effort!

30-Something Girl said...

Poor fish...

I think this must be a "guy thing" so don't worry. I would rather receive a random something versus an obligated something!

You've got a good heart!

Enhancing