A Blogger’s To-Do List

I use my iPhone for everything. Everything. Once I dropped my phone on the ground and the front smashed into shards of glass and my first instinct was not “don’t use your phone” it was “put it in a plastic sandwich bag so you can still use it without shredding your fingers.” Well actually, no, that’s not true. My first instinct was to try to use the phone anyways and I ended up bleeding everywhere. Second instinct was the bag.

A blogger's to-do list is a little different

It’s almost kind of beautiful. But also really really not.

There are lots of great iPhone apps but some of my favorite functionality is built right into the good old base model. Like Reminders. Before having kids, I used the reminder function on my phone primarily for grocery lists that I wouldn’t leave on the counter. So my list looked like this:

Buy a leafy green, it won’t kill you
Ice cream

After having kids, I still use it for grocery lists but also everyday things because my brain has turned to mush. So Reminders has become a more comprehensive To-Do list and up until recently looked like this:

1% milk
Whole milk
Jack should be Jack Sparrow for Halloween!
1 million diapers
Ask dermatologist about this mole
You can’t wear slippers to work

And then along came blogging. I still need groceries, I still need to remember things, and now I need to write down awesome ideas at 4:30am. So my To-Do list now looks like this:

1% milk
2% milk
Whole Milk
Almond Milk
Ask doctor if it’s possible to become more lactose intolerant
Norah should be a lady bug for Halloween!
Kevin Garnett bought me a Corolla
Car headlights still work in a power outage
Giant inflatable penis to hook onto a boat
5 million diapers
More bread
I really want to invent something
Get a haircut
Whoop Hair It Is

Kevin Garnett

Thanks buddy! No, YOU’RE the best!

I don’t think any of those things need more context. You? We’re all good then? Great.

What’s on your To-Do list? Any professional athletes? Inappropriate boat accessories? Bread?

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10 thoughts on “A Blogger’s To-Do List

  1. Whoop Hair It Is, I so want to read this. The top thing on my list is “Clean out the car.” It’s been popping up since July 30. Oops. I haven’t always been a list person, but now I am, and I’m not sure how much it helps. I have over a dozen lists between Notes and Reminders with random things on them.

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  3. Hahahahahah this is the BEST blog post I have read all day, had me chuckling all the way through! You can’t wear slippers to work, and inflatable penis to hang on the front of a boat were two of my particular favourite phrases. Loved the humour in this post šŸ™‚ I think my to do list starts and finishes with writing ‘to do’ at the top, then feeling accomplished and walking off to eat a congratulatory biscuit on how I have started my day so well…. ha šŸ™‚

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