A few weeks ago I could not, for the life of me, remember the guy who plays “Bones” McCoy in the new Star Trek movie. I was trying to describe him to my mom, told her he was in “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (and I think in the “Return of the King”, too) , the last of the “Bourne” movies and “Ghost Ship”. Those are the ones I remember him in, but I know he’s been in many more movies.
I knew his first name began with a K, but thought it was “Kyle”. I didn’t want to cheat and look it up online, but that puzzle plagued me for a few days. Finally at work, I glanced over at a sheet of paper that had a student’s name on it. Last name, “Urban”. I shouted out loud and to nobody in particular, “Karl Urban!!”
Whew, that was an exhausting ordeal. The next time I talked to my mom I told her that the guy I was talking about was Karl Urban. Her response was, “Oh, okay.” I didn’t have to be psychic to realize she wasn’t very impressed. Hmmph. Oh well, I was relieved that my memory came back.