Saturday, May 24, 2008

Barking Up The Wrong Tree

It started innocently enough. My friend Sue was telling me that she was watching a movie on teevee that she’s always wanted to see.

That made me think of another movie, but I can’t remember the name. It starred Deborah what’s-her-name and that actress/singer who sang in that movie with Elvis once? And Deborah what’s-her-name dies at the end? Do you know which one I mean??

I know it’s not Deborah Harry…and that’s the name that keeps coming to mind. (And YES, I realize that Deborah Harry is a singer and not an actress, thankyouverymuch.) But, don’t you hate when this happens? My mother used to say that if you stop consciously trying to remember something, your sub-conscious will randomly keep looking for it…kind of like a computer program that’s running in the background. Only with my computer, that means everything else runs v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y till it’s done scanning, so now I feel like I’m running in first gear.

And now I’ve got a mental image of some poor stressed woman frantically poring over file after file in some over-stuffed filled-to-capacity file cabinet…not even sure what she’s looking for…but knowing it’s in there…somewhere. She’s got reading glasses on top of her head and a few errant curls periodically fall into her eyes and she blows them away with an irritated little half puff, half sigh.

Gee, I wonder what kind of hits I’d get if I googled “Deborah/Singer/Elvis/Dies”? Do you think I’d find the answer I’ve been looking for?

Maybe it’ll come to me tomorrow…when I’m bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

jh said...

Is it Debra Winger? Your mom was so right about the brain scan thing. Recently I just saw on tv that the scientists have discovered this phenomna - funny how your mom knew it all along. I guess you have to listen to your instincts-if you have any..good thing you mom sure did.
Has it come to you yet?

KK said...

YES! Debra Winger...and the blonde funny lady...what was her name? Not the lady who played Grace's mother on Will & Grace...now, what was HER name? And, what was that movie where she DIES at the end??
(What would I do without you, JH?)

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