Monday, October 12, 2009

Splash du Jour: Monday

From Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson:
His distracted demeanor, casual grooming, frayed clothing, and forgetfulness, which were later to make him appear to be the iconic absent-minded professor, were already evident in his student days. He was known to leave behind clothes, and sometimes even his suitcase, when he traveled, and his inability to remember his keys became a running joke with his landlady. He once visited the home of family friends and, he recalled, "I left forgetting my suitcase. My host said to my parents, 'That man will never amount to anything because he can't remember anything.'"

Can you imagine?
Not amounting to anything! [Interesting that he forgot his suitcase, and yet years later, recalled that he did this!]
Anyhoo -- I just offer the above paragraph as my way of encouraging all of you absent-minded types out there who sometimes may feel that...
... Dammit! I forget what I was going to say, now!

Have a great Monday!
Happy Thanksgiving Day, Canada.



Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
May whatever you "gobble, gobble" be delicious.

Stefanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! One can feel a bit better about being absent minded knowing that Einstein was so forgetful!