Wednesday, February 24, 2010

all work and no play makes jennie something something

I am someone who thrives on routine. I'm a planner and my secret power lies in my To Do list. I love To Do lists SO MUCH. LOVE. THEM. I make them all the time and it comes in handy that I also have a notebook-buying problem. I love little notebooks and I keep one in my purse at all times, sometimes for grocery lists, sometimes to write ideas down, but mostly for To Do lists.

The past couple of weeks have been crazy times ten, and I don't really know why, other than I've been super busy, snow keeps throwing off my schedule, and I'm wedding planning and we've been looking for a place to live AT THE SAME TIME. The living arrangements, I believe, are almost sorted out and honestly I haven't done much in the way of wedding planning except look at things online. Seriously, the wedding business may be crazypants, but it has really opened up a whole new avenue of procrastination. It's amazing.

This is not to say that I haven't been productive, oh no it does not.

Sidenote: Joe and I watched The Land Before Time a couple of weeks ago, because he'd never seen it. Can you believe that? The Land Before Time was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. My grandma had it on Laserdisc (!) and I probably watched it about 500 bajillion times. I was surprised at how sad it was on this viewing, and how short. Also, Sharp Tooth is SCAAAARY! Anyway, my point is (I have one!), that ever since we watched it, I keep talking like Ducky which I guess is OK because as we were watching the movie and Ducky kept babbling at everyone, Joe was all, "omg, YOU ARE DUCKY," which...true story. What were we talking about?

Oh right. Productivity. So you know how I have every other Friday off, right? Well, I do. On my last Friday off, I decided to go through my stuff to see if I had anything to give to Goodwill because I ALWAYS have something to give to Goodwill. Always. Even if I just took them a bunch of crap, I can always find more stuff to get rid of. I'm trying to stop this vicious cycle by limiting how much new stuff I buy. So far, so good.

Last Friday, I got up, ate some breakfast, and got to work. I went room by room, starting with the kitchen because it was the easiest and moving on to the dining room because it had become the home for everything we didn't know what to do with. I moved quickly to the living room and upstairs to my bathroom and bedroom, and I think I freaked Phoebe out with my Monica Geller cleaning mania, because she spent most of the time in the closet hiding between my clothes with her face to the wall. She is not going to be happy in about a month when it's time to move again.

Also! A while ago, Joe and I had a friend take some pictures for our Save the Dates, which turned out super awesome but have yet to be sent because we were going back and forth about fonts. That's right, fonts. I was fine with this, because playing with fonts is totally fun SHUT UP it is. Then last weekend we went on a fruitless apartment hunt that ended with us looking at my grandma's old condo after going to dinner with my very lovely family and it was such a long day that when we got home, we turned on the Olympics, Joe pulled up the last Save the Date font we'd been talking about and I was all, "THAT ONE! For the love of god, THAT ONE I DON'T CARE ANYMORE BLAAAARG."

Right. So. I guess what I'm trying to say is things have been busy and I forgot to add blogging to my To Do list. I will rectify this immediately. Heh. RECTify.

(i don't know)


Ashley said...

You make To Do lists, yes you do. I love them, too. I do, I do. Yep yep yep!

Abigail said...

As usual I have a million things to comment on and will probably forget them.

1) TLBT is scary as shit. I knew that as a kid and refused to watch it even when everyone I knew was watching it 500 times. Also it's sad.

2) that font story is like my life every single day. I spend a lot of time at work making font decisions and similar crazyface decisions and I always resort to the "omg I don't care anymore" phase after caring so much. My coworker gets understandably frustrated.

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You can call me, 'Sir' said...

Wow, that Chinese guy really didn't have a lot to say, but sure did not say it all over your comment section.

Also, I'm actually a little frightened to watch movies that I used to love because I'm always afraid that they'll end up sucking horribly (see: Labryinth). I refuse to watch The Neverending Story for this reason, but I'm happy to report that The Goonies is still awesome.

Jennie said...

Ashley, I heart you.

Abs, I remember TLBT being scary when I was little, but I did NOT remember it being that sad. I almost cried like 5 times and then I had to remind myself that they were cartoon dinosaurs.

Sir, he totally hogged the comments. I'm scared to watch The Neverending Story, too. The Goonies will be awesome always because GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE.

Kiti said...

Curiously, I have seen The Land Before Time but not The Goonies. It's that way a lot with stuff from the 1980s, and people always say, "I can't believe you've never seen *insert movie title*! Were you raised in the jungle or something?" And then I have to admit: YES, I WAS, and we didn't always have electricity, let alone television, so I consider myself lucky to have seen even 20 random movies by the time I was 13, and my childhood wasn't BAD, just DIFFERENT, and let's change the subject now, shall we?

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

JaneOfAllTrades said...

As a person with OCD - listing and checking types, To Do lists make my soul happy. I also carry a Mead Five Star Fat Lil' Notebook in my purse to write down various ideas for stories, good songs I hear on the radio that I want to download later, grocery lists, etc. People laugh at me sometimes when I whip my notebook out of my purse to write something down, but when we go to "remember" a bit of information, I know what it was because I WROTE IT DOWN. So ha, notebook haters!

Cristy said...

This whole post is so freakin' hilarious! We have soo much in common! :) Ditto on The Goonies and talking like Ducky and having paper in my purse (I'm in denial and have a notebook in the car and only "spare paper" in my purse). SO funny!