I managed not to get lost on the way home… which is more than I can say for on the way *to* the place I’ve been taking my car for service for at least five years.
Yes, it’s one of *those* days. It’s sometimes disconcerting to have such variable mental capabilities. Mostly on days like this, when I’m at a nadir. Zenith days are a little weird too, but mainly I just enjoy them while they last.
I can’t even pretend I think it’s a brain tumor or something new or unusual, because I’ve been like this my whole life. Some days I’m brilliant, and others I can’t talk clearly, can’t tell right from left, and can’t find my way anywhere reliably. It always baffled and annoyed my family, because it’s hard to understand why I can’t do today what I do almost every single other day with no problem. (And no, it’s not just driving, that’s just where it’s most obvious.)
*I* don’t understand why either – I just try to be aware of what kind of day it is and compensate. Put off errands and decisions and so on if I can, and if I realize in time. Do more at work on my good days so I can slack off without anyone noticing too much on my bad days.
And I really appreciate Brian, who can watch me take the wrong exit on the way to the car place, and when we finally get there just observe “you’re really bad today!” and understand that it’s just one of those days. Just one of the many reasons we’ve been together 17 years.
In other news, here are some cool articles I’ve read in the past couple of days:
Living Power Cables
Did Bacteria Spark Multicellular Life?
Can the mapping drones from Prometheus be far behind?
And finally, Have you heard of Instructables? I hadn’t really thought about it before reading this article, but I’ve used a couple of Instructables guides that I found via Google – one on knots and another on making a paracord bracelet. If you’re into making stuff – not just crafts either – it could be a fun place to browse around.