I have been having short-term and long-term memory problems lately. I suspect this has something to do with peri-menopause, but it might be a B-12 deficiency or something else. I mean to get my bloodwork done at my next doctors appointment.
DC1 is really into card tricks right now (after a week of “magician camp”), and all my life I’ve only known one card trick.
Or I used to know one card trick that I learned as a small child. It suddenly occurred to me that I could not remember it for the life of me. For a week I tried and tried to remember hopelessly shuffling DC1’s card deck. I searched all over the internet looking up the term “cut the deck” and “card trick” and “bottom to top.” Finally, after 2 days of B-12 supplements it came to me while I was trying to get to sleep. I raided DC1’s room for hir deck and forced a sleepy-eyed DH to play the role of audience member.
Here it is in case I ever forget it again.
Optional: Ask the person to cut the deck and restack.
Glance at the bottom card. Do one of those fake shuffles that ends up with the bottom card as the top card.
Ask the person to cut the deck.
Pick up the one that wasn’t the top card without showing it to the person and say, “This is the [top card].” Then glance at it and pick up the other card that was the top card and say, “This is the [other card].” Then show both cards.
(And now I’m going back to sleep.)