Thursday, July 17, 2008

My confession...I have a list making addiction

List addiction, originally uploaded by torri_g.

I'm sitting here doing my morning routine of drinking coffee, reading news, switching to reading blogs because...well just because. I also am working on making lists. As I'm working on those many lists of mine the idea hits me to take a picture and post about my list making addiction. I know that I am not the only person with this addiction, but I would like to know just who else out there shares this problem with me. I'm afraid there isn't much hope for me with this one. Even if there was a 12 step program for it I just can not give up my list making. I have to have them or I think my life would come to a halt, or at the very least I wouldn't know what in the world I was doing on any given day. The real signs that you are addicted to list making is when you set up an excel spread sheet on your computer for you grocery shopping lists. Of course it is broken down into categories...baking good, canned goods, meats, etc. Another great sign of a bad addiction is when you monitor your post-it note levels, index card levels, and notebook paper levels, and have a panic attack about the fact that they are getting to low. Hello if you only have one pad of post-it notes left you could be facing a great list shortage! Go ahead and laugh at me this morning, but it is because of working on a school supply list this morning that I actually did look at my list making supplies and have a bit of a panic till I found the unopened package of post-it notes.

So the question of the day is are you a list maker? Do you find yourself writing down the things you need to buy, things you need to do, people you need to call? Do you have an area on your desk set aside for all your supplies for making those lists? Come on people I need to see some confessions here because I really need to know that I'm not the only one.


Mom of 5 Gents said...

LOVE this entry! I admit it...I too am a list making addict. You totally called me out with the Excel grocery shopping list. LOL!

I will also admit I have been known to make lists of list I need to make. And I make tons of lists in my planners and on the calendars. That's right, in the plural. When I was in school, there were three planners -- personal, school, and work. There is also a family calendar in the kitchen, an electronic Google calendar, a windows calendar, and my outlook calendars (home and work). All of them complete with space for my lists. :)

Dexter's Girl said...

MO5G directed a bunch of us here... yes. I admit it. I make lists.

Theresa said...

MO5G, I love the line of your post about wanting a list of all the list makers! Thanks for the link and spending other's over here to share. The whole posting about my addiction made me laugh, but to see your post and comments to you has really kept a smile on my face. I'M NOT ALONE!! :)