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.