Fun Day Monday: Memorization Tactics

July 26th, 2010
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Gooooooood morning yo! Yep, it's Fun Day Monday and your boy is here to post once again. Two Mondays in a row now? Miracle ain't it?

Well, there's actually a good reason...

Aside from missing y'all very dearly this weekend (as, I'm sure you did me :P ), my ugly mug is supposed to be donning the cover of today's print edition of our wonderful Star Advertiser, bringing a whole new set of readers (well, hopefully) to WWE.

AURIIITE!

So here we be, with an oldie but goodie, Fun Day Monday blog. Dust off your keyboards and comment awayyyy kay!?

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A while ago, our friend Rox shared her method of how she remembers her friends' license plates... She takes the first three letters of the plate and makes a catchy phrase out of it. For example: RBP would be Ronie Brings Peanuts, GVT would be Good Virgin Teacher, and PJN would be PaJama Nighty. Ahahaha! Eh, no ack! I know you do the same! LOL!

And speaking of license plates, let's not forget about kuya.d's now legendary suggestion of VH07V on a previous "Custom Plates" blog (see comment #12)! Huuuu, dat be some history right dea!

VH07V Vanity License Plate
VH07V Vanity License Plate

Anywho, let's hear some of your memorization tactics. Can be with license plates or anything else. Maybe you can use Michael Scott's tactics?


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On a side note, here's a feel good mini-story: This past weekend, I flew over to Maui to help out at our Road Runner Mobile booth at the Maui Spam Jam. Amongst other things, we were giving away one brand new SpongeBob SquarePants skateboard every hour. There was a cute kid named Jarrett there who signed up early on to try and win one of the skateboards. Hour after hour, he would come back to our booth to see if we had drawn names yet and if the name we had drawn was his. He just would not give up.

As the show started to come to a close, we had one more name left to draw. Jarrett was nowhere to be found. We figured he had either given up or left. Either way, the show had to continue. Bruddah Joel (da man from the Maui's division) was about to pull the last name, but instead of pulling it himself, he decided to let one of two young girls pull the name. They too had been hanging around the booth for most of the day hoping to win the skateboard.

In an unbelievable twist of fate, the girl pulled Jarrett's entry!!! Joel and I were floored! Something was in the air... It had to be divine intervention!

Making things more fairytale-like, we found out from Jarrett's mom that little Jarrett was actually recently hit by a car and has been going through months and months of rehab to get his walking back to form. On top of that he is also an avid collector of skateboards.

WOAH! Talk about chicken skin!

Here's a shot of Jarrett with his new skateboard (along with Joel).

Jarrett and Joel
Jarrett and Joel

Congrats Jarrett! All the best to you!

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K, so once you clear the tears from your eyes 8) , here's the stuffs you can choose to comment about below if you like:

* What kind of memory tactics do you use?
* Creative words for the 3 letters in your license plate.
* Comments about the clip (above) from The Office.
* Comments about Jarrett or his story.
* Favorite things to do, places to eat, etc., in Maui.
* Comments about fate, and/or how things work out.
* How your weekend was.
* Randomness.
* How you, as a new reader, love me. :P
* How you, as an old reader, missed me. ;)
* Hijacking topics.
* Anyt'ing and erry-thing.

A-ight peeps. Have a great last week of July!

P.S. Was good to see bB (again) and meet his wife, and also meet NeedaHobby for the first time IRL! Thanks for coming out to the show! :)

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- Ed
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22 Responses to “Fun Day Monday: Memorization Tactics”

  1. Ynaku:

    FIRST!


  2. Ynaku:

    hee hee, sorry had to do that.

    Eh so cool dat story about Jarrett. I would have made another ticket with his name and keep um on da side and at the last minute make believe I wen pull em out of the box and and.... Nah das cheat but I do dat at home when I get some kids together. I make sure they all win something.


  3. Ynaku:

    Oh yeah, I luv you man. (ok so wea my beea?)


  4. Ynaku:

    Oh yeah memory aids....No sense cause I going forget anyway :lol:


  5. che:

    I gave up on memory tricks. If I can't remember a license plate I won't be able to remember a phase. My only trick it to list thing on my cell phone or I keep a small piece of paper in my wallet that serves as my weekly planner but the memory is not too good anymore. Even tricks can't help it.


  6. Ynaku:

    One was the color code for Electronic components like resistors and stuff. Not too PC though cause I learned it "Old School" Anyway goes something like this (I hope it's right)

    Bad (Black) 0
    Boys (Brown) 1
    Rape (Red) 2
    Our (Orange) 3
    Young (Yellow) 4
    Girls (Green) 5
    But (Blue) 6
    Violet (Violet) 7
    Gives (Gray) 8
    Willingly (White) 9

    Get (Gold) 5% tolerance
    Some (Silver) 10% tolerance
    Now (No Color) 20% tolerance

    I don't know what they use nowadays.


  7. che:

    Not too creative, my license begins with GRZ.


  8. frankie:

    The first 3 letters of my LP are PTN.

    Pimpin' Taiwanese Ninja.

    Huzzah!

    Ed Lovah, you should tell us the first 3 letters of yours and we can all make up stuff for ya. hehehe


  9. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D Good Morning Errr-One!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    ... hey Ed ... wow ... I see that you have been putting up new blogs quite often ... good job!!! ... sorry that I can't check in as much though ... Monday mornings at least ...

    ... that memory trick using phrases is clever ... for me ... I would have a harder time remembering a phrase rather than the initials ... for longer initials maybe a phrase would help ... for short ones, I'd rather memorize the initials ... but anyway, I'm bad at remembering things quickly ... I'd forget a persons name within 30 seconds after being introduced ...

    ... my license isn't creative ... it's my actual initials ... not a vanity plate though ... my sis was able to get it for me when the plates were being issued ... if you haven't noticed ... the new cards have R plates ...

    ... sending some love from an old-time reader here ... LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ... in a manly way, of course!!! ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  10. rayboyjr:

    ... oh, crap!!! ...

    ... me and Ynaku cannot even follow instructions ... as old readers, we're supposed to say that we missed you ... was that how it's supposed to be??? ... well ... maybe ... it's because we don't miss you ... ha! ... but we always gots love for ya!!! ...

    ... you gotta love your loyal followers here ... our average IQ's must be in the high 70's ... at least ...


  11. NeedaHobby:

    Hey Ed, was good to finally meet you too! That is a very cool story about Jarrett! I'm glad he was able to win a skateboard. Too bad you didn't have left for those girls though, yeah?

    My license plate letters is pretty easy to remember ... MJB = coffee. Now, if only I could remember the numbers ... haha.


  12. M:

    Howzit Ed!

    I have a very poor memory. I don't know my license plate number.


  13. Rosette:

    what license plate....? the only thing I be remembering is putting my undies on....forget my memory! half sneil already.....if I go out still have my shoes on that is great memory.....


  14. Rosette:

    yup half senile....can you imagine I was out to the restaurant ..my head went blank..all of the sudden I hold on to my short I thought my shorts fell down....omg....yes!


  15. Rosette:

    what the boy got hit by a car....! was he riding the skateboard by a chance?


  16. Rosette:

    * What kind of memory tactics do you use? I just ask someone else to remember it for me.

    * Creative words for the 3 letters in your license plate. Rotten butt cheeks...omg

    * Comments about the clip (above) from The Office...ha ha ha

    * Comments about Jarrett or his story. I want to know why he got hit to begin with.

    * Favorite things to do, places to eat, etc., in Maui......

    * Comments about fate, and/or how things work out.....

    * How your weekend was... I was busy renovating...preparing to birthday party...

    * Randomness......

    * How you, as a new reader, love me.

    * How you, as an old reader, missed me....well did you miss me...funny?

    * Hijacking topics......

    * Anyt’ing and erry-thing.....


  17. Rosette:

    all I do is take pictures of important papers store in the you know camera disk thingy.


  18. Rosette:

    for randomness...well I was busy making my husband his birthday candle.....I put his birthday candles inside a wine glass so this way he can blow his candles without spitting at the cake...! my son said my you let everybody blow candles on thier cake but why not dad....WELL DARN GUY will be 43 his cake will be full of candles....so easy way to do it stick all his canldes inside wine glass..I am busy preparing for 4 birthday all at once...


  19. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.Ynaku:
    FIRST!

    LOL! Not dat hahhd these days naks! :P

    * 2.Ynaku:
    Eh so cool dat story about Jarrett. I would have made another ticket with his name and keep um on da side and at the last minute make believe I wen pull em out of the box and and…. Nah das cheat but I do dat at home when I get some kids together. I make sure they all win something.

    Yeah, if could've, we would've, but that was so awesome that it worked out that way. Mo' worse, we wasn't even da ones to pick um. Nuts yeah!?

    * 3.Ynaku:
    Oh yeah, I luv you man. (ok so wea my beea?)

    LOLOL! One beea on me fo dat one!

    * 5.che:
    I gave up on memory tricks. If I can’t remember a license plate I won’t be able to remember a phase. My only trick it to list thing on my cell phone or I keep a small piece of paper in my wallet that serves as my weekly planner but the memory is not too good anymore. Even tricks can’t help it.

    Wifey tells me I'm forgetful, but one way I found to cope with it was to use a calendar. So true! Thank the heavens for Google Calendar! That thing rules my life!

    * 6.Ynaku:
    One was the color code for Electronic components like resistors and stuff. Not too PC though cause I learned it “Old School” Anyway goes something like this (I hope it’s right)

    [snip]

    WOW! Impressive! I used to know how to put together my own CAT5 cable, but I forget the colors already. LOL!

    * 7.che:
    Not too creative, my license begins with GRZ.

    Hmm... Get Real (Ze)BRAH!? ;)

    * 8.frankie:
    Ed Lovah, you should tell us the first 3 letters of yours and we can all make up stuff for ya. hehehe

    LOL! I would, but I no like anyone laugh at my G-ride. Haha, nah! It's actually that GVT in the example above. Thinking about getting a vanity one though...

    * 9.rayboyjr:
    … sending some love from an old-time reader here … LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE … in a manly way, of course!!! …

    Is there any other way? Bahaha! Nah, mahaloz beej!

    * 10.rayboyjr:
    as old readers, we’re supposed to say that we missed you … was that how it’s supposed to be??? … well … maybe … it’s because we don’t miss you … ha!

    LOLOL! I can always count on you for a good laugh beej... suckah! nah! :P

    * 11.NeedaHobby:
    Hey Ed, was good to finally meet you too!

    Yeah, was good fun meeting you too. You never came back for Joel's card! Haha! Next time!

    * 12.M:
    I have a very poor memory. I don’t know my license plate number.

    LOL! Gotta go outside and check um out and then post the letters so we can make up something catchy. ;)

    * 17.Rosette:
    all I do is take pictures of important papers store in the you know camera disk thingy.

    Just make sure you don't upload it to the Internets by accident Rosey! :P


  20. Ynaku:

    Hey Ed, Pass one nuddah beea... (hic)

    Color code for Cat-5

    Here's one you find most common:

    538-B
    1 white/orange
    2 orange
    3 white /green
    4 blue
    5 white/blue
    6 green
    7 white/brown
    8 brown

    I made a bunch yesterday and my fingers all buss up. Gotta make more today :( It's for a job we working on.


  21. World Wide Ed:

    * 20.Ynaku:
    Color code for Cat-5

    538-B
    1 white/orange
    2 orange
    3 white /green
    4 blue
    5 white/blue
    6 green
    7 white/brown
    8 brown

    Ahhh, it's all coming back to me now. (hic) :P


  22. bB:

    i've been mia lately.

    yesterday we had internet problems.

    was nice to see you again.

    hope you had fun while on maui.

    too bad the spam jam was a little small compared to oahu's one.

    one of my favorite place to eat is izukaya matsu in kihei. food is good and prices are decent. only thing is a kind of small so if you like one table.