Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for January 23, 2023

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    Tyge Premium Member 8 months ago

    Go back into the room you thought of it! Almost always works!!

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    jackgurner  8 months ago

    Tyge, You are right. Thanks!

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 8 months ago

    Gettin’ old, Arlo.

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    1504jarvis  8 months ago

    I’ve had this same problem for as long as I can remember.

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    The Pro from Dover  8 months ago

    Just like me he suffers from CRS. Can’t Remember S#!&.

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    Jason Allen  8 months ago

    Sounds a lot like the wonderful world of ADHD, where you can think up something utterly brilliant and forget what you thought up 3 seconds later. Arlo needs a small notebook to write that stuff down. It’s very handy in the work place.

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    nosirrom  8 months ago

    When this happens to me I console myself by saying “If it’s important I’ll remember.”

    I don’t think I have important thoughts these days. ;-(

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    KennethPrice2  8 months ago

    I’m undyingly in lust with you.

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    carlosrivers  8 months ago

    MAN, Arlo is exactly ME!

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    TCA1799 Premium Member 8 months ago

    I resemble that!

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    Ermine Notyours  8 months ago

    Blame modern technology. I think of the perfect thing I always wanted to know, and then I forget what it is before I can look it up.

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    Just-me  8 months ago

    Just tell her you love her.

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    Forest Dweller 54  8 months ago

    Old age has it’s drawbacks

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    Forest Dweller 54  8 months ago

    I worked with a construction foreman who would never use a calculator, he said if you don’t use it, you lose it. He was referring to his mental capabilities. He said your brain gets lazy if you don’t use it.

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    Colonel B  8 months ago

    Check out today’s 9 Chickweed Lane. I believe Mr. Johnson draws ideas from his own life. He had a hell of a good run in the 80s and 90’s.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Like Arlo, I am having memory problems. For several weeks I kept saying I was going to take our three CPU’s out to the shop to blow out the dust with the air compressor. I finally thought of the solution, I put a note on mine that said BLOW ME! – Yeah, that worked.

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    jmp107  8 months ago

    It’s called the hereafter. You go into another room then wonder what you are here after.

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    royq27  8 months ago

    I am not, “been there, done that” – I am there, doing that!

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    ChessPirate  8 months ago

    Oldie Game Show, along the lines of “Name That Tune”:

    [BZZ!] “I can forget that task in 10 seconds!”

    [BZZ!] “I can forget that task in 5 seconds!”

    [Ding! Ding! Ding!] “We have a winner!”

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    FassEddie  8 months ago

    It’s like Mr. Rogers always said, “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I’ll remember it tomorrow,

    When it’s tooo late! Ain’t that great?

    Wake me tomorrow and ask me, boo-hoo!”

    Or something like that. It’s been a minute.

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    j_e_richards  8 months ago

    I was so proud of myself…I heard a song and remembered enough of the bands name to google it…

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 8 months ago

    Many great ideas have been forgotten before being spoken!

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    ladykat  8 months ago

    I often lose my train of thought. It rarely gets properly back on track.

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    raybarb44  8 months ago

    Quit shaming yourself….

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    poppacapsmokeblower  8 months ago

    Tell her you love her.

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    ncorgbl  8 months ago

    I think I’ve finally figured it out. Day after day, every comic he writes. Jimmy Johnson has a spy-cam in my house.

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    Back to Big Mike  8 months ago

    Been there, done that…today.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  8 months ago

    “That’s okay. I still love you.”

    “THAT’S IT!! I wanted to tell you I love you.”

    “You did. You do. I know.”

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    fencie  8 months ago

    Research showing that walking through a doorway can alter your thinking processes (as in, forget what you were going to do or say) has been proven in our house over and over again. I’m big on writing things down before leaving the room, or if hubby’s close enough, just calling out. That dang door is a thought eraser.

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    destry1970  8 months ago

    It’s usually some one called and left a message, and when they stop by, or a package shows up its oh yea that’s what I wanted to tell you.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  8 months ago

    If it is that important write it down. Or go back to the other room.

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    Dave Zimny Premium Member 8 months ago

    This comic just reinforces what I’ve always believed: Jimmy Johnson has set up a spy camera in my apartment!

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    j.l.farmer  8 months ago

    I just call it “my senior moment”. 99% of the time I’ll remember after a couple of minutes. I find if I concentrate on it for too long, I am doomed not to remember it at all.

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    Thehag  8 months ago

    Makes me comfortable when the young ones I work with do this. People in their 20’s & 30’s. I always thank them for letting me know it isn’t always age related.

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    Cathy P.  8 months ago

    Not for me. I wandered up and down every aisle of CVS twice, trying to remember what I went in there for. That was yesterday, and I still don’t remember.

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    DaBump Premium Member 8 months ago

    Sympathies. I know what that’s like.

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    mafastore  8 months ago

    I change our bathroom hand towels twice a week and my kitchen towels 3 times a week. (We take shower towels from the closet when we take showers.) I kept forgetting if I had changed the towels or not. So now, upstairs I put the dark blue hand towels and dark blue towel for the top of the cart husband made and we use as counter on Mondays. On Thursdays I put out upstairs – the light blue hand towels or the yellow hand towels (on alternate weeks) with a light blue towel on the cart top. Downstairs I put out green towels on Mondays and either pink or ivory colored towels on Thursday. In the kitchen I put out a light beige towel on Monday, a medium beige beige towel on Wednesday, and blue/beige striped towel on Fridays. (Each kitchen towel change I also put out at random an older ripped towel for cleaning up messes.) Why do I follow this pattern? This way I know whether or not I changed the towels!

    When I leave husband in our home office upstairs to make dinner in kitchen downstairs I write down what he says to make for dinner. Originally I was doing so, as he would often insist he said something else. Now I also do so as I will forget what he said to make by the time I get downstairs!

    Timers in my cell phones (plural is correct) and in my computer calendar ring to remind me when I need to do things – such as go down and cook dinner, call my mom for our weekly phone call, etc. – or I forget to do things.

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