I most certainly do not. Easy stuff, I can do. Like, this morning I had yogurt for breakfast. Yesterday I was off work and got an e-mail from the publicist for one of my favorite authors. But past that? Not so much…
For certain things, I can remember fairly easily because I’ve associated something with it. Like, my cat was born in September of 2002. I can remember the year because it was close to 2000, and since that is a significant date being the start of a millennium and all, I can remember it! (And I remember when I started my blog because it was the day after Miles’ birthday, nearly 2 years ago now!) But other things? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
My Dad is always giving me a hard time (not in a bad way!) about my horrible time sense. He’ll say something like “Remember last week when I said x?” And I’ll be like, “Noooo…. I kinda remember you talking about x, but it was last week? Really? I thought it was longer ago than that.” Or maybe I thought it was more recent. But usually I’ll have to qualify statements with “a few weeks ago…” because I honestly have NO IDEA how long ago X event was. And then I’ll usually be told “Weeks ago? Try MONTHS ago.” Or on one epic occasion, it turned out it had happend over a year prior and I thought it had been months. (Which technically… *laughs*)
This makes keeping in touch with friends an interesting proposition. It can literally take me months (like 3-6) between e-mails or phone calls sometimes. This would be because I don’t realize how much time has actually passed. I always try to answer e-mails, unless there is literally nothing to say other than a one or two word reply. But even at that, I will sometimes forget I haven’t responded for a week or two or three… *laughs*
I have books on my TBR shelf that I cannot even begin to tell you how long they’ve been there. A few I can say I’ve had for more than 4 years. This would be because I moved to the island 4.5-ish years ago, and I had them before we moved. All the rest of them? Who knows?
What about you? Are you an elephant who never forgets? Has someone kidnapped your brain along with mine? Or somewhere in between? How good is YOUR time sense?