Keeping Everything in the Air On December 5, 2009 By mapelbaIn Uncategorized playing with the dog Sometimes there aren’t any stories, just lists of things to do. I hate that. Share this:FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMoreRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I love lists! Not doing the things on them so much, but making them is fun. 😉
I hope playing is on your list. That’s always important. 🙂
I don’t mind lists. I just hate it when the things on them take over my life.
PS – My kids saw the snowflakes on your blog earlier this evening and were so taken with them they begged me to put them on mine as well. 🙂
I know it drives some folks crazy (ahem, see below), but I love the snow. Last year it accumulated at the bottom of the screen. I wish it still did that.
I like list. List of Six is a software package based on the idea that most folks can handle accomplishing things in sets of six or less. It’s based on a story about a company which used that principle to get themselves back on track.
Me, I don’t know. “Learn neurosurgery” can be a list item, but what’re the odds of scratching that one off? I think the important thing is what the items are, keeping them simple. “Enroll in college for a BS in biology” would be a better first step, so it’s all dependent on what the items on the list are.
I do, however, agree on long lists being intimidating. I think shorter, easier to manage lists — even if it means more of them — is a less frightening prospect for most people.
All that garbage being said . . . I have ONE ITEM on my list, and I haven’t accomplished it in over a year of trying. *Sigh*
Yes, shorter list without brain surgery! And lists that aren’t lost the moment they’re set on the desk. And it seems there is always that ONE ITEM…
Ack — return of the holiday snowflakes!
Lists are like one big unhappy guilt trip. One of the things I love about Google Reader, aside from how easy it makes it to see what I have to look forward to in my next block of idle time, is the “mark all as read” feature. I think all lists should come with a “mark all as done” switch. (Except the lists of things I have to write that I’ve been shirking, of course.)
But I like the snow!
I find other people’s lists interesting. There is some book of lists out there I can’t help but look at. My own lists–are tickets to the guilt train indeed.