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Did You Ever Notice?

Time has really gotten away from me today and I won’t be near a computer tonight, so here’s a real quick entry so I don’t miss my NaBloPoMo post for the day.

Monday night Hubby and I were watching How I Met Your Mother, one of our favorite shows.   Basically, during the show Ted was dating a girl he really liked, but the rest of the gang didn’t like her.  When he finally convinced them to tell him what it was about her they didn’t like, it ruined the image of perfection she had about her and he suddenly didn’t like her anymore.  In her case it was that she talked all the time.  He hadn’t noticed it before someone pointed it out.  As the show went on, they continued pointing out little annoying habits about each other.  The thing is, once that one annoying little thing is pointed out, you can’t get past it.

This morning as I was driving Zach to school, I noticed a tree that had the branches cut out of the middle so that it formed a “V” shape to allow some power lines to go through.  Once I noticed that one, I couldn’t stop looking at trees the rest of the way to work to see if any others were cut that way.  As it turns out, there are several along the same street.  Now I’m going to spend the rest of my life looking at trees as I drive.  It is something so simple, yet I never noticed it before.

So, I’m curious to know if anyone else does this.  When you notice something for the first time, does it stick with you to the point where you can’t think of anything else?  Does it ever go away and just become the way things are?

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