Before anyone reading this offers me solutions to help me pay more attention, trust me, your solution requires 1) a drug that's already failed, 2) herbs that work on the placebo effect; 3) a book I've already read; or 4) attention I don't have. "Why don't you just X?" "X requires attention I don't have." Lather, rinse, repeat.
I call Dad on my Blackberry for the place and time of the wake, and find the obituary online with the Blackberry while he's opening the newspaper - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/commercialappeal/obituary.aspx?n=louise-branan-white&pid=135103380 - I'm too late to go the wake. 4 hrs 13 min from the airport puts me there at 6:45pm, then back to Memphis at 11 pm.