So I'm terrible at names. Not just people I've met but people I've known for years. Also people on TV and movies. Also the names of said movies and TV shows.
I am however very good with faces. Really good with faces, which is why I haven't pissed off every friend and acquaintance I have.
So the following are typical examples of the conversations JP (fiance and all around awesome dude) and I have while watching a show or movie:
Me: Hey, it's that guy! You know.., he's in that movie where he kills himself and he's in college or something.
Me: And he's on that show with the angry man.
JP: Robert Sean Leonard?
Me: Hey, it's that guy! From that show you like with the alien robots?
JP: James Callis?
JP: Battlestar Galactica.
Me: Yeah, that one!
Me: Hey, it's that lady! You know, she was on that superman show.
Me: Uhm.., and that show with the.., ladies? Uhm.., you know, one looks like an alligator, the other one looks plastic?
JP: Sex in the City?
Me: No, she looks like a horse and the other one looks like a drug addict. I'm talking about the one with apples? And they don't have jobs or something?
JP: Desperate Housewives?
JP: Teri Hatcher?
I really don't think anyone else could understand the way my brain remembers things except JP.
Also, this is a few examples of how I have people listed in my cell phone so I can remember who they are when they call or secret nicknames I've given them to jog my memory:
Chris - Artist, Sally's
Chris - Good cook, Diana's
Chris - Navy
Chris - Stupid
Cliff - Atari (Atari is my way of abbreviating someone who gets up in my personal space too much. As in space invader. Usually a hugger. Get it?)
Joe - White trash
Joe - Car fixer
Amy - DA DNR (Drug Addict - Do Not Resuscitate as in do not answer the phone.)
Johnny - Stinky Squirrel Pants
Josh - King Tut
John - French Jesus
Julie - MHI DNR (Mental Health Issues)