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A little Humor - "Diagnosed with AAADD".

Recently, I was Diagnosed with AAADD - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered. I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
1) The car isn't washed
2) The bills aren't paid
3) There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
4) The flowers don't have enough water,
5) There is still only 1 check in my check book,
6) I can't find the remote,
7) I can't find my glasses,
8) And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.

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I’ve solved that problem. I only aspire to do one thing each day. It doesn’t matter what it is. At the end of the day I try to review to make sure one thing got done. If there is nothing I blow the dust off my keyboard. Easy and done.
There is always another day and if there isn’t, I won’t notice anyway.
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A little Humor - "Diagnosed with AAADD".

Recently, I was Diagnosed with AAADD - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered. I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
1) The car isn't washed
2) The bills aren't paid
3) There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
4) The flowers don't have enough water,
5) There is still only 1 check in my check book,
6) I can't find the remote,
7) I can't find my glasses,
8) And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.
That describes me to a T.

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Short term memory loss isn't so bad. I read a lot in my spare time. Novels mostly. So now if I happen to pick up a book that I have previously read, Often I won't remember that I have read it. True story.
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Short term memory loss isn't so bad. I read a lot in my spare time. Novels mostly. So now if I happen to pick up a book that I have previously read, Often I won't remember that I have read it. True story.
Absoutely. I keep re-reading my Eric Ambler ebooks on Google books each year. It's the only way to get your money's worth out of ebooks.

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Short term memory loss isn't so bad. I read a lot in my spare time. Novels mostly. So now if I happen to pick up a book that I have previously read, Often I won't remember that I have read it. True story.
I usually remember after I'm about 1/2 way through it.

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Short term memory loss isn't so bad. I read a lot in my spare time. Novels mostly. So now if I happen to pick up a book that I have previously read, Often I won't remember that I have read it. True story.

I too, get into a book about 3 or 10 chapters and start remembering that I have read this book.


even though I can remember the plot, I do not remember the dialog and get just as much enjoyment out of the current reading as I did with the first time through.
and I pick up on things that I did not even remember happening.


for us, we have Kindle Unlimited for $10 a month, and can share that with family and friends.... so it makes the per book cost very reasonable.
we return the eBooks once finished with reading them.


you can have 10 books checked out at the same time.


We never pay for a book, unless it is something special that I really want, and then it is $1.99 usually...


I can remember one time buying a book for $4.95 and it staying in my library to read again for free.
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Hunt Them Down (Pierce Hunt Book 1)
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another good book, just read the one, looking for more from this guy
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The Storm series, fantastic reads, all of them
Storm Force: A Fast Paced International Adventure Thriller
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another series by the same author
Haitian Gold (Tides of Fortune Book 3)
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if you like legal stuff:
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is the first of at least 10 books, I had to quit after the 3rd or 4th one....
and change to a different author for a while, that is when I went to the old Pirates of the 1700s and 1800s
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I too, get into a book about 3 or 10 chapters and start remembering that I have read this book.


even though I can remember the plot, I do not remember the dialog and get just as much enjoyment out of the current reading as I did with the first time through.
and I pick up on things that I did not even remember happening.


for us, we have Kindle Unlimited for $10 a month, and can share that with family and friends.... so it makes the per book cost very reasonable.
we return the eBooks once finished with reading them.


you can have 10 books checked out at the same time.


We never pay for a book, unless it is something special that I really want, and then it is $1.99 usually...


I can remember one time buying a book for $4.95 and it staying in my library to read again for free.
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I highly recommend Evan Graver's Ryan Weller Thriller series
3 books altogether, Ryan Weller is a past Seal Team EOD member, and puts the drug dealers in the ground.
____________________________

Hunt Them Down (Pierce Hunt Book 1)
by Simon Gervais (author)


another good book, just read the one, looking for more from this guy
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The Storm series, fantastic reads, all of them
Storm Force: A Fast Paced International Adventure Thriller
by Steven Becker (author)


another series by the same author
Haitian Gold (Tides of Fortune Book 3)
by Steven Becker (author)
_____________________________________


if you like legal stuff:
Sisters In Law: Frat Party: A Legal Thriller
by John Ellsworth (author)



is the first of at least 10 books, I had to quit after the 3rd or 4th one....
and change to a different author for a while, that is when I went to the old Pirates of the 1700s and 1800s
Thanks for that, going to try those Ryan Weller books. Just recently got a kindle so I'm looking for new books.

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I check out ebooks from our county library. $0.00 If they don't have the books you want they will get them. Download to kindle.
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