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Tuesday, April 16

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jennifer / June 16, 2005 12:39 PM

Why exactly I thought moving to NYC was a good idea.

Alice / June 16, 2005 1:33 PM

The name of that one book...You know--that one book? The one with the pictures in it? I think it had a red cover...?

Shasta MacNasty / June 16, 2005 1:50 PM

What it's like to have a really good kiss.

Blake / June 16, 2005 2:18 PM

Where I left my corporate phone card -- and I need it to help complete my separation checklist!

pat / June 16, 2005 2:20 PM

Oh damn! Was I supposed to forget something today? Wish I could've remembered what.

emily / June 16, 2005 2:22 PM

That I need to stop buying shoes. I'm running out of room in my closet.

Leonard / June 16, 2005 2:42 PM

That I already avenged my wife's murder. Hey! Did I take this Polaroid?

Ann VanMoxie / June 16, 2005 2:49 PM

-What it was I called you about.
-Why I came into this room.

Cinnamon / June 16, 2005 3:03 PM

Damn! I wish I could remember. It was important, too.

j3s / June 16, 2005 3:07 PM

To send a father's day card. And about a hundred other things that are slowly making their way on to my to do list.

sky / June 16, 2005 3:11 PM

1) what i had always wanted to do with my life work wise....
2) what it's like to not have collection companies calling me
3) what it's like to have a boyfriend.
.....and i'm only 24. boo. hiss. heckle.

oh, and Alice, is that one book you are thinking of is "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time"

paul / June 16, 2005 3:12 PM

I'm forgetting to do a lot of things, but then if I can't remeber them, I probably didn't want to do them anyway.

robin.. / June 16, 2005 4:10 PM

any goals and plans i had for my life post-college. things have gone another way, you know?

Huckle Cat / June 16, 2005 4:18 PM

Father's Day?! Thanks for the reminder, j3s!

salty / June 16, 2005 4:31 PM

I'm moving to a new apartment this weekend, so I keep having flashes of things I've forgotten to do. Those "oh sh*t!" moments are horrible. And I also totally forgot about Father's Day.

davin / June 16, 2005 4:37 PM

pay my car insurance
get new city stickers
renew plates
cancel Y membership
look into getting my apply warranty back
father's day
run the dishwasher
stick my netflix in the mail
grocery shopping!
and that i'm leaving in a week and half and have not done any sort of consideration for that.

but, nothing really.

kerry / June 16, 2005 5:02 PM

I know I'm forgetting something, and it's going to bite me on the ass. I had some reason to get off the el at a different stop and go somewhere and I don't remember where or why. Gah! Oh, and I think there's something I should be doing at work that I'm forgetting about.

miss ellen / June 16, 2005 5:09 PM

sh*te, city sticker! thanks for the reminder, davin.

Maggie / June 16, 2005 6:00 PM

I'm going away for the weekend, so I'm sure I'll leave a shoe at home.

Leelah / June 16, 2005 6:36 PM

The dogs need their shots!!!

waleeta / June 16, 2005 6:39 PM

the joint.

why is it called a joint?

Chris / June 16, 2005 7:36 PM

that I am a fat loser

jenny / June 16, 2005 7:53 PM

Grandma's birthday present. Birthday's tomorrow, as she reminded me today.

And that I need to find a date to my brother's wedding next weekend. At $40/plate, I'd better get on it.

Anybody want to go see the House of Atreus in action?

me / June 16, 2005 8:59 PM

to sign up for the renegade craft fair. oops.

Emerson Dameron / June 16, 2005 10:24 PM

I forgot to suggest the following question for Fuel:

"Wacker or Hooker?"

Ah, yes, let us raise a glass in mourning for the old-timey kissing booth. THAT's what Navy Pier could use.

mike / June 17, 2005 1:30 AM

my shoes.

always with the shoes and the keys and the bookbag and the jello eifenflaven.

tony / June 17, 2005 1:43 AM

I have not been forgetting a lot, and that's not for lack of trying...

Dee / June 17, 2005 3:09 AM

What it's like to get to bed at a decent hour.

kate / June 17, 2005 9:15 AM

where i left my list of things to do.

Thurston / June 17, 2005 9:16 AM

The words to the Star Spangled Banner.

Joe / June 17, 2005 9:20 AM

I'm trying to forget about the Religious Right, but it's not an easy thing.

unmake / June 17, 2005 9:44 AM


Erica / June 17, 2005 10:15 AM

Sounds like this fuel is more about remembering vs. forgetting. !!

e_five / June 17, 2005 10:45 AM

Adding attachments to emails where I write that I'm attaching a file. Very embarrassing.

jen*nee / June 17, 2005 11:00 AM

To be grateful.

Oh, and what poison sumac looks like.

Mojo_Jojoba / June 17, 2005 11:02 AM

I keep forgetting the keys to the old condo in my new house, and thenew tenant is moving in on Tuesday, and I still haven't fixed that hole in the wall, and it's gonna suck if I don't.

Mac / June 17, 2005 11:10 AM

Why I continue to get up in the morning.
What love feels like.
What I wanted to be when I grew up.

And to buy bananas.

Jeff / June 17, 2005 11:12 AM

HOLY CRAP! I left the stove on.

rachael / June 17, 2005 12:13 PM

Oh, I forgot what I was going to say....

Rebecca / June 17, 2005 1:38 PM

Not to agree go on dates with persistant/desperate guys I don't really like. And then fall head over heals for people who are unavailable.

I need to write myself a reminder about that. I should really know better by now.

suzukikabuki / June 17, 2005 1:58 PM

To put on underwear.

steven / June 17, 2005 2:08 PM

That my driving shortcuts almost never work.

Carrie / June 17, 2005 2:13 PM

I keep forgetting that I have so many bruises from bashing my legs on my desk when I cross them and zoom under too fast. does that make sense? Picture it:

sitting with crossed legs (indian-style if you will. is there a new name for this style?)

pull myself towards my computer real fast

bashing my knee or some poor part of my leg on the lovely metal part that hangs down really low.

waking up with many bruises.

I actually wrote a note somewhere to remind me this is why I have bruises and that is why I no longer forget where they came from. tada!

salty / June 17, 2005 2:15 PM

my manners

flobear / June 17, 2005 3:15 PM

The CITY STICKER! Thank you for reminding me. At least I finally remembered to pay the phone bill today...oh and I keep forgetting to sign up for Race to the Taste...but nothing major, I don't think

Huckle Cat / June 17, 2005 3:39 PM

This Fuel keeps reminding me what a flake I am. In addition to forgetting Father's Day, I've forgotten a friend's birthday.

Perch / June 17, 2005 5:55 PM

The name of just about every new person I meet.

Megan / June 17, 2005 7:10 PM

To not draw the shades before I walk around naked in my new place.


Trudie / June 17, 2005 9:13 PM

my own birthday

Roni / June 17, 2005 11:56 PM

To keep my mouth shut.

Rebecca / June 18, 2005 12:14 PM

Damn, the shades. Thanks Megan. I thought I was the only one who (much to my embarassment) forgets to do that.

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