Friday, March 7, 2008

If I Only Had A Brain

flea fly
flea fly flo
flea fly flo vee-sta

coo-ma-la coo-ma-la coo-ma-la vee-sta
oh no no no not the vee-sta
e-nee me-nee desa-me-nee



Now why in tarnation can I remember this nonsensical ditty from second grade but I forgot to take my garbage to the curb before I left for work today?


Jami said...

Gee, thanks for that! Guess what's stuck in MY head now? Probably be there all weekend, and I normally wouldn't mind but I had planned to actually use my brain to do some thinking this weekend and now that plan's all shot to hell.

delmer said...

I spent a large part of yesterday singing, "There's a wild bunch of peanuts in every Snickers bar ... "

And yet, had to make three trips to my kids' school to take things I'd missed previously.

Carrie Sue said...

oh that sucks!

Gnightgirl said...

ha! Very funny; it's amazing what our brains manage to hold onto; we need recycle bins for our head, don't we?

(I share a garbage dumpster with my neighbors, and love it! No remembering to take that garbage out!)

lis said...

Wow haven't thot of that one for a hundred yrs., ok now it keeps replaying in my head.. Maybe tomorrow we can do '2 all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese etc etc...' or.... ok fortunately I can't think of another as I can't get 'flea fly flo' outta my head... Thanks!!

Biddy said...

that's um...sad

impressive...but sad lol

Joan said...

Short term memory loss. My 99 year old grandmother can tell you all about her childhood but can't remember if she had lunch. That's what I've got to look forward to. You're not there yet!

sgk213 said...

Wow, you are definately related to my husband. LOL

Ree said...

Because the song is so much more fun. Obviously. ;-)

Mrs. G. said...

Because the ditty is much more fun. What was I saying?

dkuroiwa said...

I have never heard of this particular ditty before and I'm thanking the gods above 'cause I'd probably be singing it all day!!

Isn't it funny how you (or maybe it's just me, i dunno!) can't just sing part of something like that...once you start you have to do the whole damn thing?!??!

My boys used to love the "peanut butter" song and the "baby shark" song, but...after a while, they both get a little old!!! :-D

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

dum ditty ditty doo...because older stored memory is quite often easier to retrieve as we climb the ladder of our years than the short term things we need to do daily. Now if you really want to remember that trash -- remind yourself each trash day to sing flea fly and you'll connect the 2 together!! Or not. Just a thought!! Cool little ditty though!!!

Mamma said...

This happens to me all the time too. I have useless information clogging up my brain leaving no room for new facts.

Linda and her Surroundings said...

Because the ditty is sooooo much more amusing that taking out the trash.

Jen M. said...

For me it's Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky.

But if my to-do list isn't tattooed on my arm, it flies out of my mind instantly.

Jen M. said...


I had a vision of us drunkenly trying to teach this ditty to bloggers in July....