Friday, May 09, 2008

The Discarded TO DO LIST

I love lists. LOVE. I'm that guy that makes a list of everything I need to pack for a holiday, goes over and revises, and then finally packs and carefully crosses everything off as they go in the case. Obssessive? Maybe. One thing is for sure, I never get to my destination having forgotten something, and I rarely over-pack and take too much.

I do lists for other things too, that's just one example.

I started a list this morning for things I needed to do/buy over the weekend. It started:
  • Buy pyjamas
  • Buy earplugs
  • Buy hot water bottle

...before I discarded it. I mean, what am I 80 years old?

Pyjamas I need for the hospital on Monday, likewise earplugs (hospitals are noisy yo). The hot water bottle is because I'm drafting a knitting pattern for a hot water bottle cozy and I need the dimensions. But really, that's a pretty sobering list. I used to be so young, so vibrant, so rock star, and now I'm one more list item away from elderly. ::sob::

At least Saturday is Haircut Day, so my hair can me a bit rock star. Just like the Young People have.

11 comments:

bernard said...

hey - the only list i have is the list of lists that I need to make!

Ear plugs shouldn't be necessary; yep, hospitals (per se) are noisy, but sleep study labs aren't.

Generally.

And you are going business class, so shouldn't be nearly as bad as public health cattle class

thombeau said...
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Megzzz said...

I'd be vewwwy interested in your hot water bottle pattern if and when you get there... :)

-Meg

mrpeenee said...

Don't forget your fiber. I know you can always ask for prune juice while you're there, but it's just not the same.

yani said...

"I'm that guy that makes a list of everything I need to pack for a holiday, goes over and revises, and then finally packs and carefully crosses everything off as they go in the case."

Ahhhh... a man after my own heart...

I'm so all about the list too... I actually used to be a lot worse (at one point I had a list of all the lists I had), but now I just do lists on special occasions... :)

mrpeenee said...

I make lists that include the item "Make list" so that as soon as I finish making the list, I have the thrill of immeidately crossing off one item. I'm just a simple a girl.

jason said...

"Pyjamas"...nice rock band name.

Well, maybe in 1982...
hair-metal lite, I'm thinking.

Ray Ray said...

I was gonna remind you to add "pack dildo" to your list, but that would be tacky, and you might not get that I was joking, and then things would be awkward, and we wouldn't want that...so don't forget your toothbrush. and your vibrator. don't worry, they'll be watching other subjects. Just do as you would normally do...

misbhvn said...

I'm a list lover, infact I make lists of lists I need to make like a few others... If I don't have a list, I panic and start making a new one...and everyday I make new list of when I'm going to complete assignments/homeowrk etc, because I haven't stuck to my original list...I'd probably save a mountain of time if I could cut my list making back a lot... I have lists for what I'm going to do each day...yes it's sad and disturbing, but it's me.

Babs
who just bought a new hotwater bottle cover, and wishes she had thought of knitting one!

Campbell said...

Hope everything goes well tomorrow at the hospital Andrew.

thombeau said...

Sweet dreams, or whatever!