Tuesday, August 21, 2007

List This!

I am a list-maker.

At the moment I have countless lists going. I have an Access database of all the movies I've ever seen complete with the year they came out, lead actor and/or actress and director.

I have another Access database of our guest list for the wedding. An Excel spreadsheet for the wedding with several pages - budget, wedding party, locations, etc., a wedding planning book/filer with more lists and magazine cut-outs, and still another blank book for making random wedding lists off the top of my head that I don't think are ready to commit to the computer.

Over the years I have started several databases to catalog the books and cds I own, having to re-start them from time to time as I have had new computers.

In order to accomplish anything on my days off I have to make a list of things I want to get done. If I don't, I will wake up in the morning and honestly have a blank mind as to what to do for the day.

Awhile back I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish in my life. I've actually crossed many of them off, and such progress caused me to add to it.

I have to have a grocery list, or I will go to the store for lasagna noodles and come out with cheese, veggies, ice cream, toilet paper, milk, bread, garlic, veggie crumbles and no noodles.

I have a blank book for budgets, which I've also found easiest to keep my checkbook register in as well.

I have lists of all the states I've been in and all the states I have yet to visit. Last night I actually wondered if it would be possible to list all the people I know, personally, as aquaintences, whatever - just because it would be interesting.

When I'm at work I'll make lists of things I want to make sure get done before the end of the shift. I make lists from other lists. A list of books people have requested that we carry, a list of dogs people would like us to get, a list of things to go back later and make more lists from!

If I go on a trip, I start about a month before hand making a list of what I need to take. On two occasions I have decided to skip the list and pack "on the fly" and have forgotten underwear, socks, toothbrush (although I remembered the toothpaste!) and other various necessities.

I even have a list saved on my desktop of things to blog about.


Wendy said...

I USED to make lists....until my kid started stealing them, the paper, the pens.... Try making lists and then have them disappear!

ReesePie said...

that would be very frustrating!

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

I'd respond to this in more depth, but I'm feeling kinda listless right now.

Jill said...

seek help

Jill said...

Ha. I had to type in the verification for that last post and it was:

read the letters slowly and it sounds like "Why, you are a cutey."

OK. Made my day!

Variant E said...

Have you ever put things on your list that were already done just for the sheer pleasure of crossing them off?

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

Okay, Reese, pop quiz:

Top ten favorite alcohol beverages.


ReesePie said...

10. Mojito
9. Rum & Coke
8. Coke & Vanilla vodka
7. Shiraz
6. Vodka Cranberry
5. Bolthouse Farms Mango Lemonade with a dash of vanilla rum.
4. Cosmopolitan
3. Anything Martini from Virgilios
2. Grapefruit Drop Martini at Montage
1. Lemon Drop Martini

CS said...

I make lists compuslively and I'm convinced it got me through grad school in record time. ButI still routinely walk out of the grocery store witout everyhting on my list.