Monday, December 17, 2012

Random thoughts

I would like to apologize for my last Saturday Silliness post; I usually set up posts two or three days in advance in case I get busy and don't find time the night before a post is due.   As a result, two of my posts involved guns, which in retrospect seemed very insensitive, given the events at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday.  I'm sorry if anyone took offense; that was certainly not my intent.  What happened in Connecticut was tragic beyond belief, and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends.

Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.
Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.

It's not aging, it's the damn door! Thank goodness for studies like this.


This week, Mr. Eva and I are having dinner with a cousin of mine from Texas that I haven't seen in about 50 years.  It's mind-boggling to me that I'm old enough to have been out of touch with someone for that long.  I'm looking forward to seeing her and meeting her daughter.  We have a great deal of catching up to do!



Today I'm going to invite you to check out a friend's blog.  Her name is Alessandra and she's going through a divorce after a 27 year marriage.  She just started this blog and I think it would be great for her to have a little support, encouragement, and traffic from other bloggers.  Click on this link to pay her a visit!  Tell her Eva sent you!




fishducky said...

Alessandra is a follower of mine & now I am one of hers!

River said...

I'm so glad that doorway problem was discovered! Now that I know, I'll be sure to write myself a note so that I can read it after I've gone through the door.

Brian Miller said...

nice...hope you have a great time with your friend....

A Beer for the Shower said...

My house has a ton of doorways. Thank God I have something to blame now!

Also, it's good to see Alessandra spotlighted on here. She's a great gal!

hiker mom said...

Interesting about the door study. That happens to me all the time!

Joanna Jenkins said...

So funny you mentioned doors. I'm having two new ones installed as we speak and I'm going to blame them for all the things I forget this week!

And I will definitely stop by your friend's blog. We're a great community and I'm happy to say hello.

xo jj

She Writes said...

Eva, I can't imagine anyone would ever think there is a mean bone in your body that would intentionally post something about children dying that was insensitive :(. If someone misunderstood you, I am sorry.

Stephen Hayes said...

That IS a lot of time to catch up on with your friend.

Alessandra said...

SOrry I'm late, thank you so much for the blog love, you rock!

Jenny said...

love the tree........simple, yet has the fresh smell.

Sue said...

Hope you had a great time with your cousin. And I will check out your friend's blog.