Saturday, August 11, 2012

Molecular Mishap

Have you ever heard of someone looking for a pair of glasses, only to turn around and find the spectacles perched on top of her head?
Well, I kind of feel like that right now, except it has nothing to do with misplacing anything tangible. Nay, nay, I simply lost a microscopic morsel of my memory.
And I’m so hacked off.
After working for hours, I missed a deadline for a writing contest. I could scream, I tell you. In fact, I think I will.
There. I feel so much better now.
Not.
Anyway, as I was about to turn my submission in, I discovered the deadline was based on Eastern Standard Time. It’s amazing how one little hour can do so much damage.

Ahem.
I guess I’ll chalk this up to my growing list of faux pas, move on, and search for greener pastures.
Still, I’m so annoyed.
Perhaps crying would be better.

Nah. Not going to help.
When it comes to my memory, this incident is something I’d like to forget. Why be reminded of such an idiotic mishap?
On the other hand, I don’t want to make the same mistake twice, so maybe it’s not such a bad idea if I keep the little molecules tucked away in my gray matter.
I guess something good came out of it, right? (Who knows? If I keep telling myself this, maybe someday I'll belive it.)
Note: Today's post is part of the CW blog chain. The topic is "Celebrate". Please check out my sidebar, further down on the right, to see some great posts by other writers.

28 comments:

  1. brilliant....sorry you missed the deadline....ahem the topic is memory though biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig hug to help wipe away the tears :)

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    1. Thanks, Jack. Feeling much better today. Finally over my temper tantrum. :-)

      Big hug back at you, brother. Thanks for stopping.

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  2. Thanks Deborah - enjoyable post & pictures - those memory blanks seem to increase in number, the more years that pass.

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    1. Ain't it the truth, Bill? Ugh.

      Appreciate you coming by.

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  3. Oh, what a frustrating thing and I'm sure we've all been there. I hope even better opportunities come along!!

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    1. I hope so as well, Heather. Thanks for visiting me.

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  4. lol... good funny one Deborah... maybe it's not all that funny to you but I am definitely laughing with you on this part...

    "I guess something good came out of it, right? (Who knows? If I keep telling myself this, maybe someday I'll belive it.)"

    Hope you have an awesome day, thanks for this one!!!

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    1. It is funny...now. :-)

      You have a great day also, brother. Thanks for stopping.

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  5. The worst is when you forget the name of someone that you actually should know, especially if you are about to introduce them to someone else. Embarrassing!

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    1. Oh, too true, girl! Been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt. :-)

      Thanks for stopping, Tracy.

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  6. Aw, Deborah, I'm so sorry you missed the deadline! I pray more opportunities will come up for you soon...

    Chris S.

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    1. Thanks so much, Chris. I receive that prayer!

      I appreciate your comment.

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  7. Sorry you missed your deadline, Deborah. Perhaps you have needed to save that bit of writing for another purpose--something you wouldn't be able to use it for if you'd submitted it. You never know. Or...you could use this opportunity to seek another opportunity for that piece of writing.

    Then again, have you tried post-it notes?

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    1. LOL Carol. I do have post-it notes. Go figure.

      And I've had one other person tell me the same thing you just did, so there is a reason for this happening.

      As always, thanks for stopping!

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  8. Many of us can completely commiserate, I'm certain of it. In fact, I am one of those who is always 5-10 minutes early to all of her appointments. But I missed an important interview due to my alarm not even going off even though I was quite certain I set it (I checked it twice). Because of that, I didn't get an Assistant Manager position at a retail store. However, now I'm working from home for an excellent company and I don't think I would have this position if I had landed that job.

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    1. Very good point, Nona. So maybe there's something else out there for me, yes? :-)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Appreciate it.

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  9. Well there are always other contests. I've just missed one myself that I had been putting off preparing my entry for a month. I guess I didn't really have the commitment.

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    1. This is true, Christine. There will always be more contests. And I'm sorry you missed yours as well.

      Thanks for taking the time to post.

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  10. I know that awful sinking feeling of "just missing the mark" What I find amazing about memory is it is "selective" and we choose which memories to dwell on - They bring us either happiness or despair. So file this one sweetie, I do believe something good will come of this opportunity. Peace and Blessings

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    1. Thanks so much, Terrie. And believe me, I'm going to heed your advice. :-)

      Peace and blessings back at you, sister. Thanks for coming by.

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  11. This reminds me of Romans 8:28 I love how God redeems our mistakes. Or orchestrates behind the scenes. I love seeing His hand of mercy and grace in our lives.

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    1. Amen to that, Sandi. And I love it when you stop by. Thank you.

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  12. I've done the glasses on the head thing, along with the keys in the hand thing - frantically searching through the purse with one hand, looking for the keys that were in the other hand the whole time - and the missed-the-deadline-by-that-much thing too. Frustrating. You have my empathy. :)

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    1. Ah, yes, the keys. Let's see. Where did I put them? :-)

      Thanks for stopping.

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  13. Love your honesty. Your ability to tell the story brought it to life.

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    1. Thanks so much, Joseph. I appreciate your comments.

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  14. I second Joseph's comment. You really brought this story to life. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! And thanks for visiting me.

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