Piratelvr1121-I'm the same way. I can remember so much bizarre stuff, yet can't remember to replace my checkbook when it runs out, or stop at the bank, get dog food, etc. I think my head is so cluttered with knowing the presidents in order that I can't function in daily life.
On that note: I hate it when I cut out coupons for one of DH's personal care products, ask DH regularly if needs it, and then toss the coupon when it expires. The next day, he'll need it. (He does the food shopping, so I can't even get it for him just in case.)
or.... I ask DS repeatedly if he has to go to the bathroom before bed/car trip/swim lessons and he says no. Two seconds into the trip/bed/lesson-he has to go RIGHT NOW. Sigh. (He's 4)