Skeevy.

24 October, 2009
Rat Fink

That’s how I feel today. Just a lil skeevy. But I think it’s good for me. Stress keeps me paying attention.

I think sometimes that I allow things to stress me because I’m disorganized. Er…I mean, my disorganization causes me stress. Anyway, you get it. The Thriller has long known this about me, and has, on occasion, tried to change my behavior to decrease the likelihood of a massive flipout.

He’s still working on it. :-)

He is a list maker (as is sister Mavis). I’ve made lists before, but then I lose them. Or they just sit on my desk/in my pocket, and are eventually buried underneath some new thing or list or printed-out journal article; or I pull a list out of my pocket and say, “Hm, that’s old,” and throw it away. Why is that?

It frustrates me that I have the intellectual wherewithal to devise a list of important tasks, but not to execute one. Actually, it’s probably not so much intellect as discipline. Arg, the D word. I hate it.

I’m going to take one last shot at it, just to prove I can do it. Here goes. In the interest of accountability, here is my list for the weekend:

UPDATE 5:13 p.m.

3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are done. How bout that.

  1. Copy horn parts for tomorrow’s rehearsal.
  2. Finish introductory stuff on thesis.
  3. Go to the grocery for Seamus’s birthday feast.
  4. Make score edits before rehearsal at 2 today.
  5. Go to Wally to buy the rest of a birthday gift or two.
  6. Text orchestra members to remind them about tomorrow.
  7. Clean the upstairs bathroom.
  8. Call DQ to order the ice cream cake.
  9. Drop off bakery order for next week’s tech rehearsal. (NEXT WEEK IS TECH REHEARSAL. Oh dear.)

That’s it so far. What’s on your list for today? Do you make lists? Do they do any good? I’m still waiting for the magic to happen here.

Nothing so far. Feh.

Happy Saturday!

FO

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Stein
Stein
24 October, 2009 9:35 am

I make mental lists. If I write things down I usually don’t pay enough attention to it to do any good. This usually causes some multi-tasking scares, but it’s the way my ole left brain works. Today I have this list…
1. Watch the OSU game.
2. Call you to tell you about what the director last night wanted me to tell you.
3. Find something to do for a date night. (Any good movies out right now?)

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Mavis
Mavis
24 October, 2009 10:17 am

I love making lists. It’s the only way my brain works. I have too many “MaGoo” moments NOT to make lists. I already started a list this morning. Number one was to look up “Skeevy”. :0) It was right there between, “Skeeter Hawk” and “Skeeze”. You come up with the best words. I digress…then I listed all the things I need to do at home and for the party tomorrow. I find that making lists for 2 days at a time (and immediately putting them on the fridge) helps keep me on track. Don’t make your list then leave it… Read more »

Suzanne
Suzanne
24 October, 2009 1:13 pm

The only list I make is a shopping list. I plan the week’s menus then write my list accordingly, adding extras like terlet paper and stuff like that. I make mental lists, too.

I hope Seamus has a wonderful birfday!

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Artillius Merchclod
Artillius Merchclod
24 October, 2009 1:31 pm

Cripes thats a lot o’ stuff. I usually don’t make lists…but I don’t accomplish much either.

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BoomR
BoomR
24 October, 2009 2:40 pm

Clearly I need to check the definition of skeevy in something OTHER than the “Urban Dictionary” (first hit via Google):

“Shifty, sleazy, creepy, dirty, dodgy, nasty”

(don’t scroll down any further – you’ll probably need to pick a different work to describe today. But on a good note, you can select one of the definitions & then have it put on a coffee mug!) LOL

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BoomR
BoomR
24 October, 2009 7:08 pm
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Duke is about 80% back to his old self again, so very thankful! We just got back from a walk & they’ve had their supper. Now I’m off to tickle the ivory…er…plastic!! Luv U!

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Bando
Bando
24 October, 2009 4:09 pm

Add “Stop at bakery before orchestra rehearsal tomorrow…”

:-)

I make lists only when pregnant. Otherwise I tell you or Adam and you guys are supposed to remember for me.

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Greg
Greg
24 October, 2009 9:48 pm

“Now where did I put that list?????”

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RD
RD
25 October, 2009 10:41 am

Please pass on to Seamus my Happy Birthday and blessings as he starts another year.

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