Wednesday, November 14, 2007

L is for List

Snow tires
Take begos1 to Paul2
Groceries
Post office
Work out
Read final page proofs
Send cx to SW
Prep final-page packages and FedEx
Update museum log
Send batch 2 of workbook and invoice
Query where rest of chapters are
Answer e-mail
Go through mail
Prep recycling and trash for dump
Try to read blogs
Try to post blog
Move 40 pounds of birdseed
Feed birds
Make Thanksgiving grocery list
(Fewer than 6 weeks til Xmas)
Make lists for tomorrow
Breathe

1Polish stew with sauerkraut-potato-kielbasa base
2Who had a hip replacement 8 days ago

25 comments:

Sewa Yoleme said...

Lists are fun! Yesterday, in a three-hour phone conference, my principal client and I fine-tuned the list of tasks on my plate for them. Two of those jobs I've never done before and have no idea how to do them, so they'll be extra fun.

I suggested adding "Have Nervous Breakdown" to the list. My client chuckled, but only slightly.

Bridgett said...

Before I discovered blogging, I was a hypergraphic listmaker. Mundane things like "Clean sink" would intermingle with harder tasks like "talk to Ann re: behavior at dumpster yesterday" and, what made me realize I had a problem: "make list for tomorrow."

Helen said...

I think item #7 needs to be footnoted as well. What is "cx"?

So, how many of these items did you get through (I know you did at least 2 of them), and how many ended up on the tomorrow list?

Indigo Bunting said...

SY: That sounds like a good addition. I should add it to my list.

B: Yes, clearly, I have the same problem. But I kind of love it when the odd things juxtapose...

H: cx = corrections. And let's see...it's almost 6 pm, and I have not answered personal e-mail in any serious way, made a T-giving grocery list, made any real lists for tomorrow (other than in my head), and I can't say I've breathed much. Although I did a better job of that when I was working out. All in all, a pretty good day for the list. If my deadlines had been worse, much more would have gone by the wayside...

Mrs Slocombe said...

this is my list and it is the same every day:
buy pen.

Mali said...
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Mali said...

Lists are frustrating - I make them, always WAY TOO ambitious about what I can achieve, then forget them and find them months later, finding I still haven't done things on the list ... and feel useless!

So I think the last thing on your list is the most important.
Breathe. Just breathe.

Helen said...

No wonder people hate the English language. cx=corrections; dx=diagnosis; ex=former; fx=special effects; where is the logic???

Bridgett said...

Rx - prescription
TX - Texas
XX - Girls Girls Girls Live Nude Girls

Indigo Bunting said...

Fabulous comments. Bridgett, that made me laugh out loud, especially given that I'm currently reading Peter Sagal's The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) which so far is a good old time.

Also, I just found that Blogger's noting this:

http://www.todolistblog.com/

which seems quite worth looking into.

Deloney said...

This might not be the right time to ask, but...did you ever finish washing your windows?

Indigo Bunting said...

D: I never did those last three—the two picture windows (one is impossible to do anyway) and that door in the kitchen with a piece of furniture in front of it. It's bad that I didn't do that one.

I just watched last night's South Park, which, oddly enough, was titled "The List."

mm said...

1) Read IB's blog
2) Read Helen's blog
3) Read Del's blog
4) Read Susan's blog
5) Make resolution not to read blogs.
6) Read Dave's blog
7) See #5
8) Read Doug's blog
9) Oops, go back to #7

Indigo Bunting said...

mm—That sounded vaguely familiar to me:

1) Eat pumpkin soup.
2) Eat raisin toast. With butter.
3) Eat yogurt.
4) Make resolution to stop eating so much.
5) Eat Bugles.
6) See 4.
7) Eat two—OK,three—crackers with peanut butter.
8) See 4 again.
9) Remember 4?
10) Drink some water, for gawdsake.
11) Try to get to yoga class without eating again.

mm said...

I have lots of lists:

1) Greet children warmly, ask how school went.
2) Tell K her brother isn't an idiot
3) Remember all teens are like that.
4) Politely ask, "who let the dog get in the garbage?
5) No, your sister doesn't smell.
6) Repeat, "Who let the dog-"
7) Then Ignore Him!!!!
8) Politely ask why son's backpack smells like old socks.
9) Politely remind son that he can't leave ham sandwiches in his FUCKING BACKPACK for a month or its GOING TO STINK. (Engage language filter before saying that.)
10) I DON'T CARE IF YOUR FRIENDS ALL HAVE CELL PHONES -- DO I LOOK LIKE I'M MADE OF MONEY?
11) Get tubes tied.
12) Stop reading blogs.

Indigo Bunting said...

MM: Sometimes I don't know what I'd do without you.

Helen said...

mm, shouldn't you add this to your list?

13. Perform emergency surgery on Howie, preferably without putting him under anaesthetic, to recover $40.

(PS I don't expect a reply to this, since I imagine you will faithfully adhere to #12.)

Indigo Bunting said...

Helen: Intriguing.

MM: In the middle of final relaxation during yoga class yesterday, I thought of that ham sandwich in the fucking backpack. How I managed to retain composure, I have no idea.

Maureen said...

If only I read your blog, I'd be able to tell you I only THINK it was ham. It could have been anything.

Deloney said...
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Deloney said...

Get up and dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t_JLkZ5AVE

Indigo Bunting said...

D: How did you know I was born in Jersey? And how did you know my daddy was a bank robber? It's eerie.

Cedar Waxwing said...

I love lists. I make them all the time, but usually hide them because my husband has made fun of my listmaking.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Helen said...

Am I allowed to add to your list?

Post new blog

(from a devoted fan)

Indigo Bunting said...

Helen: Done. At long last. I'll cross that off today's list.