Brain Implosions and Celebrity Spotting....

It was one of those weeks when there was a lot to be done, when there was so much to remember that one's brain was in danger of meltdown, complete implosion. Or explosion. Neither option a pretty sight and to be avoided at all costs.

It was  therefore a week requiring a lot of wine.

I've been so busy that I did not have the time to read my own mind, let alone your blogs, however that is something I hope to remedy very soon.

This was preparing-for-secondary-school week you see, and involved finishing a golf camp, clearing out a bedroom (furniture included), getting in fitted furniture, covering school books, buying more school stuff, tending to kittens, budgie, goldfish, visiting ailing mother and dealing with any unexpected disasters events which might occur etc;etc.

When your brain is overloaded trying to schedule all these activities a person can easily forget things, can't they? I mean it's not that hard to believe that someone could leave the house, having remembered everything required for a pre-teen's golf camp, only to later realise that they forgot their handbag containing such crucial items as mobile phone and money, is it? Money that could buy things like a cup of tea, or diesel if your car was running out of fuel, for example. It would be totally acceptable in such a situation for a person to have a mild panic attack as they drove on zero fuel level to a remote service station, wouldn't it? And you would close your eyes and ears if you saw such a person taking the walk of shame into said service station and subsequently making the call of shame to he-who-has-credit-card, wouldn't you? I knew you would, you're reasonable people, you understand.

 I get the rolling of eyes in this house if I counter my regular forgetfulness by declaring that if I didn't have to remember everyone else's stuff then I'd have less to forget. In my world that last sentence makes perfect sense.

Following this latest transgression I distractedly replied to something my boy asked me and couldn't remember the exact words I'd used. Oh boy. I was subsequently regaled in another car journey about how I always forget everything etc; etc; seguing nicely (as I ignored him) into such delights as 'where did the name Santa come from, even though I know he's fake' .... *'I can't wait for halo 4 to come out mum!' and, to ensure he had my complete attention 'penis insurance' in defiance at the real words on the car radio!! Sigh....

*Dear Xbox please bring this game out before November 6th...I'm a Desperate Housewife in danger of a brain implosion!

As this was clear-out week I got to thinking .... what if I had a clear out of my brain? A brain dump, so to speak, I mean there wouldn't be much recyclable material there or anything. It would simply be me disposing of all the things that I don't need to remember. I mean, I don't need an iTouch, Nintendo DS, change of this or a just-in-case that whenever I leave the house, now do I? There will be changes around here, mark my words.

So, on to the real clear-out which felt SO good and resulted in lots of bags of recyclable and dump-able stuff AND a room fit for a secondary school attending teen....

                                     
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Of course, one never knows what one will find when under taking a clear-out, does one?!

I was treated to an hilarious moment when my boy donned a pair of child's white leggings (a panto costume I think) and delivered a scarily accurate impression of 'Boohoo.com' , from the TV ad, with accompanying poses of course!!

And then I came across two photos from many moons ago and rolled around the floor in fits of laughter!! Oh, the embarrassment!

I deliberated long and hard as to whether or not I'd share them with you.

But then I thought, everyone deserves a laugh, right?

So here they are (can't believe I'm actually doing this!) can you spot the celebrity.....and me?!


                                    At a Miss Ireland Heat (for a friend!) early 1980s

                                           
                                     An' event' for Aer Lingus' 50th Anniversary 

Enjoy....while I go back to the ironing and covering school books!

xx

20 comments:

  1. Well the 2nd one in Gay Byrne - got him straight away, but the first one I have no clue.....I am bad!

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  2. There is something so theraputic about having a good sort and clear out! Love the pictures! Glad you have wine too to help you out with this hectic time! Emma x

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  3. Oh, Jazzy, you made me laugh. I loved this post and I can picture the scene where you are at the petrol station with no purse! Good luck with the school. Your boy is very lucky... his room looks great.
    My brain is also turning to porridge, it must be an age thing!

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  4. Lou: Correct! And easy enough but can you guess which one is me? *flutter flutter*!! The first one is an old poor quality photo of a then very young ????

    @BavarianSojourn: Oh yes, most therapeutic even though I dreaded the thoughts. Wine was my best pal this week. Just a glass or two in the evenings is all!

    @Bright Side of Life: hehehe....glad you laughed (phew!) that was my aim! Thanks, he starts on Monday. The room is fabulous...what you see is just one side and the photo doesn't do it justice at all!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  5. I love the way you can turn a stressful week into something that makes me smile! And I don't know the celeb in the first photo either :)

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  6. The walk of shame made me howl with laughter! I have so much to remember that I forget lots of things too and I am totally with you on your reasoning about having to remember everyone else's stuff!

    I have spent the week gutting my house of needless crap and have had many trips to the recycling and the dump too...very therapeutic :)

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  7. Love the new study/bedroom. Good luck for the start of the new school and a new school era. xxx

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  8. @Blue Sky: Well, if I didn't laugh I might very well cry! Nah, I just had to see the funny side. My boy can be so hilarious. Thankfully so :-)
    So you can't spot him either? Hmmm..well, he was a lot younger and thinner then. A bit like meself!

    @Lyndylou: it's a nightmare and a thank less job isn't it?! it is indeed very therapeutic and I definitely have to move on to decluttering other rooms!

    @Midlife Singlemum: Thank you so much :-)

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  9. Oh I am so with you on this. Memory loss is definitely THEIR fault!! It totally explains why I forgot to renew my own passport... ahem.
    I am also 'decluttering' hard work but it definitely feels good, huh?! Good luck with the school start; that study space looks perfect.

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  10. A good clear out is very therapeutic indeed. This made me lol, the petrol station thing is so me as well, we just have so much going on in our minds.

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  11. @Steph: Totally and I am not surprised you forgot to renew your passport! yes, once we get our minds in gear decluttering IS good for you ;-) Thanks for good wishes.

    @The mum of all trades: Absolutely and so glad I'm not alone on the petrol thing :-)

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  12. Ho, I totally can sympathise with this story. I once headed to a shopping centre miles away from home to have a look at sales... with no wallet :/ And the sentence about forgetting things because you have so much to remember makes absolute sense to me. Anyway, thanks for the good laugh!

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  13. @Raphaele: Oh no!! I've done that one too! Glad you enjoyed the laugh and that you 'get' that sentence.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  14. OK, I read very little because I've been transfixed by your new look. I love it!!!!

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  15. Ooh just popped back to check! It's lovely :)

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  16. @Lizbeth: Thank you!! I only changed it last night....still a work in progress ;-)

    @Blue Sky: Glad you like, I was going to DM you & ask you to check it for me!

    My blog has been in need of an overhaul for a while now the timing of the change now will make sense with my next blog post. Also a work in progress. Sigh!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  17. PS.... the 1st celebrity above has been correctly guessed on facebook and is the one and only..... JOHNNY LOGAN!! He of Eurovision fame ;-)

    xx Jazzy

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  18. thanks for sharing.

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  19. OK - the walk of shame made me laugh out loud.

    BUT the statement you made, "if I didn't have to remember everyone else's stuff then I'd have less to forget," makes total and complete sense to me. I always say, ""Well, I could have all my stuff together and be ready to go on time if all I had to do was take care of myself!!!" I'm convinced my husband will NEVER understand this and my girls will only get it when they become mothers.

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  20. @Anonymous: Thanks for reading!

    @AlongCameTheBird: Glad you had a laugh. It's my aim to make you giggle at my mishaps! Totally agree with you there! I can leave the house in 5 minutes forgetting nothing, well...usually forgetting nothing... when on my own!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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