The art of not getting anything done

I love making lists. Packing lists, shopping lists, to-do lists...I am a list-making queen. I'm also a world-class procrastinator, and don't think for a second that the two aren't related. Add in my innate laziness and a fancy new toy, and what you have is a recipe for disaster.

(Well, not really, because disaster implies that I managed to do something to screw things up. I guess what you really have is a recipe for...nothing.)

Case in point - my new phone. It's awesome. Great, even. But I soon learned that it doesn't display my to-do list from my iCal and I went into panic mode. How was I supposed to walk around without my to-do list? The one that I spend hours creating and revising and just looking at? It would not do! So I spent hours at the App store looking for a solution.

Did you know there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of to-do lists available for your phone? And that they all do the same thing - you know, list the things you need to do? You'd think it would be an easy thing to do, choose one and move on. But, oh no, I had to spend time signing up for free accounts and testing and reading reviews and comments, and next thing I knew I had spent 3 hours looking for a to-do list application.

It doesn't make any sense. I could have done the same thing with a Post-It note.

(Better put that on the list.)


On another note - are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Then you need to read this, because today is a VERY important day.

Also, go here to read my Q&A with one of my favorite people at Butterball. She's funny. You'll love her too!