“This is your brain…this is your brain on drugs… Any questions? “. You may recall this powerful Public Service Announcement funded by the Partnership for Drug-free Kids. It ran in 1987. This ad has always stayed with me… I’ve created many versions of this PSA in regards to my own brain…some are quite funny and some…well not so much.
Today’s brain PSA….
AND…this is my brain …on Monday!
Did you see that shirt I just had? Where’d my pants go? I just had them are you kidding me? Is that my phone? Can someone shut the alarm off? Anyone? Hello? Ok…found pants…where’d my shirt go?
Never mind I will shut the alarm off… Thanks though!
Coffee water is heated…start making it…
Recycling has to go to curb…why is it cold out?
Shirt? Do we have zip lock bags?
“What day is it? A or B? ” she inquires…
Huh? I have no idea…brain frantically searches…am I supposed to know this? Did I lose that memo?
I ask…what do you mean? (Even though I have quickly figured out that she means that she wants me to open the app on my phone and find out for her)
Ok… Where are my shoes? Where are your shoes? What the hell is my name? Oh yeah phone… Where’d I put it?
Umm…”I don’t even know where my phone is” of course I find it…and I look up what day it is…I don’t know if it’s A or B … But you have English
Did I make my coffee? Have to bring the compost buckets out. Was that the microwave? Wait a minute… Where’s my phone? Is that the recycling truck I hear?
Should I start the car? Zip locks? What am I going to pack lunches in? There’s my shirt! Is the water hot enough to make my coffee? Yay! A new box of zip locks! Excellent! Two lunches to pack… Coffee? Did I start the car yet?
“I can’t find my fleece!” Hmmmm. My brain scans to visualize where I last saw that fleece… Maybe the stairs? Must pack those lunches… Oh the water is hot again…start the coffee… Fleece? Did I forget to buy creamer?
“I can’t find my iPad”…. Couch? Kitchen? Fleece? Near the backpack? Wait a minute! The fleece is right here… The fleece was found and the search party wasn’t called off. Not a surprise!
Lunches!!!! Finish making coffee. iPad? Where did you use it last ? Searching….searching… Is it in Dad’s office with your bass? No! Ugh! Ok…lunches done…is this my coffee? Can someone see if the car is started?
“The cat? Mom we don’t have a cat! ” sigh…
(Insert expletive here) … What? “My iPad was underneath my backpack the whole time! Can we go? Mom I’m going to be late”
Really? REALLY?? REALLY???!!!!!
Sigh… This is 15 minutes of my Monday morning… Today’s coping strategy?