4.09.2009

To-Do Lists


I make a lot of to-do lists. Mostly this does not help me remember to-do things, but is helpful when I'm trying to fall asleep and stuff on my mind is refusing to let me do so. Quite often I make and forget them at work. The next day I get to work and realize I haven't done any of the things I was supposed to. It is not unusual for me to put things on the to-do list that I would undoubtedly do anyway, like "watch The Office" and "eat dinner," just so I can be sure I have something to cross off the list.

I'm not sure why "weekeng?" is an item to-do, but it could probably also be crossed off.


Sometimes I find these lists in my bag weeks later. Usually I have no idea what they mean. "Jane Austen & zombies, yes" refers to the fact that I wanted to remember to pre-order Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I did.


Apparently I didn't actually do that last one. This was the back of another to-do list, so it was quite lengthy.


Sometimes I also write my future self notes in an effort to remember to do things. (I still haven't found the iron.)

Recently I have decided that this is a major waste of resources. Not only does it take my increasingly valuable time to write these useless lists, but it also takes paper that I almost always forget at work or in my bag (thus rendering the list completely useless). This makes me think that I should probably start e-mailing my to-do lists to myself, which would prevent me from forgetting them at work, AND save a tree. Maybe the next step is to start making sense.

... honestly, I hope not.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

I like how you talk to yourself on your lists.
I make a lot of lists too.

Alicia said...

haha most of the time, I start writing a to-do list, and I never finish writing them. I always get distracted.

delightfully mediocre said...

Ha ha, yes - my future self always appreciates letters from the past. :)

I think I get distracted too, and that is why I never remember to bring my lists home with me (or to the grocery store, or to Target...). I'm not sure what to do about this problem.