I think Mrs. Bear might want to take you down to the doctor for an evaluation, maybe the early stages of dementia?
Symptoms of dementia:
"Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise leading to absurd statements like 'Considering that my 461 is down, maybe I should seriously think about replacing it with a modern LS...' "
"Dementia symptoms include impairments in thinking, like going LS power in a Pontiac."
"In addition to difficulty remembering, the person may also experience impairments in: focus & reasoning (see above)."
"The sense of "the engine rebuild" direction and the factory Pontiac engine orientation commonly starts to deteriorate. This can mean not recognizing the once-familiar lines and contours of a 461 CI Pontiac block, heads, and intake and forgetting that a Chevy LS engine will never have such grace."
"Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory such as why they built a 461 Pontiac in the first place."
"You might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being a Pontiac Purist to accepting the Chevy LS swap into a Pontiac."
"A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities and may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun like stomp the crap out of an LS engine with their ground pounding 461 Pontiac. They may lose interest in spending time driving their 1969 GTO and may seem emotionally flat once they realize that the LS swap just isn't the same as their former Pontiac 461 torque monster."
PS. That nice new mancave garage you built will be of no use to you anymore. I have five committed members who have all agreed to pay you an "unofficial" visit late one dark moonless evening and liberate one such 1969 GTO with Pontiac engine from said garage for its own good.
PLEASE, get yourself checked out.