It took me about 7-9 minutes to fully memorize one deck of a card (52 cards). The order it was in. And I can play them out one by one placing it on the table without looking at the cards. I cannot remember the TYPE of cards (such as Spade, Heart, Diamon, Club). But I can remember the kind of cards (such as Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K). If I were to try and memorize the TYPE of cards, it wil probably take me 20-35 minutes, that's just an estimate cause I haven't try it yet. I will try it when I can memorize the kind of cards in 2-3 minutes. I've seen one man on TV, who not only can memorize the kind of card, but the TYPE of cards also. He did it in about 2-3 minutes. I found that amazing!! He practices alot. The method of course is association. He associated each card with a person he know, or someone famous. There are 52 cards, therefore he know 52 famous people. He then pick up a card and try to create a story in his head. Let's assume that J = George Bush. When he pick up that card he will create a scenario in his head (a story) where he met GBush, then he pick up another card and try to link that card to the story that he was creating in his mind. The result is that he have created a journey in his memory where he met each person face to face. To recall the card the order it was in, he simply recall the person he met (the order he met them). You can actually turn this into a magic trick and knock your friend off his chair! Here's how: Remember the deck of card ahead of time. Do not shuffle it. Give the deck to your friend and ask him to write the order it was in on his paper. Then ask him to shuffle the deck and give it back to you. You will then pretend to be god and try to reorder the card and give it back to him to compare with his paper. This is how powerful association is. It's the method that I use to remember the alphabet (its number, for example, z = 26, m = 13, f = 6 ect...) here's my name in number: 20, 1, 2, 12, 5, 20 (just typed it off my head) The reason I try to memorize the alphabet number is to increase my speed of decoding occult signature. (McDonald, the big M = 13 and so on.) And to remember numbers (just convert it to letters and remmeber the letters instead of the number). For example, 18352374485 18,3,5,23,7,4,4,8,5 R,C,E,W,G,D,D,H,E What's your method for remembering things? How do you go about remembering what to brings to school or work the next day?