Wasted Brain Space!!!
Warning, this post has no knitting content- except to explain why maybe I'm such a slow learner now as an adult.
2nd warning - anyone under 30 will probably not know who I'm talking about, and quite possibly many under 40... but here goes.
My sister just burned me a bunch of CD's to put on my iPod. 70's classics. We're talking Bread, ABBA, Bobby Goldsboro, Neil Diamond, and the Carpenters... just to name some of the fav's. Some of these you still hear from time to time, maybe some Neil Diamond, and ABBA has had a slight revival of late, but I haven't heard Bread, Bobby Goldsboro, or the Carpenters since I was a kid.
Now, I had all these albums, yes "albums,", LP's if you must... and I knew every word to every song. I sat in my 70's style bedroom, painted all green and yellow with groovy flowers and smiley faces plastered everywhere, and sang into my hairbrush - and my brother and I would switch off singing harmony. We wore the records out.
So, today I'm on my way to pick up one of the kids at a friend's, and I have that cool adaptor so you can play songs off your iPod through your car stereo, and I cue up The Carpenters. Honestly, I really can't remember the last time I heard "Goodbye to Love," or "Top of the World," or "For All We Know," probably not since I was about 11, and that was a long time ago.... but I knew ALL THE WORDS!!!
Complete wasted brain space, I tell ya - no wonder I'm such a blithering moron today..... no brain cells left, and I can't seem to clear out those "Carpenter's brain cells." I need to reformat my brain's hard drive.
Up side, though..... I still love the songs! My kids are screaming "Noooo!"..... but I'll wear my iPod out listening to my 70's pop! - and singing along!