You know I'm no good...
Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man...

Get up, get up, get busy, do it...

Since we're hanging out with some friends tonight for a wine and cheese night starting at about 6 p.m., we decided we were going to spend most of this morning and afternoon working on homework, projects, cleaning, etc. In fact, our checklist for today looked something like this:

  • Wake up early
  • Go to gym
  • Read texts for classes starting at noon (Katie)
  • Work on various Web-related projects starting at noon (Kevin)
  • Finish spot work on walls when I need a break from the computer (Kevin)
  • Shower and leave at about 5:30 or so

Here is the reality of the situation:

  • We actually woke up about 10 a.m.
  • We watched Psych, Ugly Betty, and two episodes of Friday Night Lights off our DVR while eating breakfast
  • Katie started reading at about 2 p.m.
  • I cleaned up the kitchen at about 2 p.m.
  • I began my Web work at about 3 p.m.
  • I never once touched the walls
  • We're leaving for the gym at 4 p.m. (that's in 20 minutes)
  • We'll shower there when we're done
  • We'll leave to go to our friends' house about when we planned

It shocks me sometimes how poor a motivator a checklist can be.

I guess I'd better get ready for the gym. But I have no motivation. Go figure.

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Dagny

Hmmm. I was supposed to hit the road to Sacramento but in reality I watched "Ugly Betty," "Monk," and "Psych." So now that Sacramento is pretty much off, I think I'll hit the grocery store.

Bec

Of the six things I have to do this weekend I have completed one. Cooking dinner which I am doing again tomorrow so I haven't even finished that. I have planned to get up early in morning but it is now 1:30am and I am still reading Bloglines... Yep, tomorrows going to be productive!

kilax

I was going to say, that doesn't sound like a good Saturday to me! You should enjoy your weekend!

Nilsa S.

But, it still sounds like you two accomplished almost everything you set out to do ... just in a different order. Nothing wrong with that!

kapgar

Dagny, just claim that the roads were really bad.

Bec, we'll see about that! ;-)

kilax, should. But I had so much I needed to do.

Nilsa, well, she did.

Lisa

I refuse to use check lists on the weekend unless absolutely necessary. I use them too much all week long - at work, at home, to keep track of personal appointments.

Karl

Checklists only serve to show me how inadequate I am spending my time.

sizzle

sometimes my to do lists just make me feel guilty and like a lazy loser. not quite the desired effect!

kapgar

Lisa, and they're quite overrated, aren't they?

Karl, quite ineffectual, eh?

sizzle, I think what you're supposed to do in situations such as this is actually do the lists so you don't feel the guilt. But what fun is that?

diane

Yeah, my checklists are a breeze during the workweek and a joke on the weekends.
Sometimes our minds and bodies want to rest and they win the fight. :)

kapgar

I suppose there are worse fights to lose, eh?

sue

I constantly make lists... I rarely give them "appointment" times, however. I know better. ;)

kapgar

Eventually I'll learn.

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