I played these little games in my head to see how far I'd gone. To see how much I was forgetting in order to make room for this stuff.
I knew that Tom Cruise got engaged to Katie Holmes at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and I'd be able to pick Jackson's lawyer out of a crowd.But I couldn't name the assistant secretary of defense - even in a time of war.
I knew the exact time Terri Schiavo collapsed 15 years ago, and I could tell you that the runaway bride got a half-million-dollar advance to tell her story.
But I had lost track of how many U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq.
I knew that Paris Hilton had announced she was retiring in two years, but I couldn't tell what she does for a living.
Thursday, June 30, 2005