Where Did My Thursday Go?

Did I just lose one whole day while I was sleeeping? I went to bed last night thinking it was Wednesday. Naturally, when I woke up, it should be Thursday, right? Someone said “It’s Friday” in Twitter. I thought she must be mistaken. I checked the date on my laptop. It said “Friday, 9 July, 2010”.

If there is a reason to this confusion, I would say this is one of my memory lapses. They are getting more frequent. Just yesterday, I was working on the notebook. I wanted to check on something on the Internet and opened a new window. Then I got distracted. When I got back to the window 30 seconds later, I had forgotten what I wanted to do with it, only to remember 5 minutes later.

One time, while I was giving a presentation to 60 people, my mind suddenly went blank. I could not remember what I had just said and what I was supposed to say next. It was scary. I looked at them and they looked at me. That was the longest 5 seconds of my life. I hope these episodes are not precursors to a neurological disorder or the onset of dementia.