Monday, February 25, 2008

And again: dammit.

Have you ever typed something into a piece you're writing, based on something you are 100% certain you read within the last 3-6 months, but just can't put your finger on what it was, so you type it in anyway, with a footnote that says "find the source for this" or something like that, but then when you go to track it down, it's nowhere in your notes, and although you are still dead certain that this reference exists, and it's an excellent point that you ought to make, you have no idea even where to begin looking for it?

Yeah. Me neither.


hilary said...

Maybe it will become clear if you give your tub a good scrubbing?

Dr. S said...

Those are the moments when I check spotlight on my Mac. Maybe you typed the note? They're also the moments when I (seriously) say a prayer to St. Anthony, patron saint of lost things, in the hopes that I will find my way back to whatever thing it was that I've misplaced. Sometimes if you're not looking directly at a thing, it will creep back into your peripheral vision.

Susan said...

What's worse is when you find the source and it says the opposite of what you are absolutely certain you remember. (This after taking every book off your shelf...)