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12 June 2013 @ 02:44 am
The other day found me frantically searching about and calling out (a hair shy of hopeless), "Has anyone seen my clipboard? Mum? Da? Dweeb--DWEEB--EARTH TO DWEEB, have you seen my clipboard?"

For some, a clipboard might offer a sense of officialism and sophistication. I imagine my rainbow sparkly To (Fucking) Do List disqualifies me from any such perk. (I find the expletive helps me add urgency and motivation to get things done: "Clean the fucking closet!" Does wonders for the visualisation, too, although it makes me a bit more cautious on the approach.)

I thankfully found my old clipboard just the moment before I gave up; I had placed it beneath my laptop for when I actually decided to use the laptop on my lap (which is fairly rare).

My grandmother recently purchased me a To Do List kit that comes with a zebra-patterned clipboard (perhaps not official, but highly eye-catching!) and a pad of lined pink-spotted-border To Do List sheets. (I do like pink in, erm, moderation--moderation like speckles, of course.) I find the spotted pink design and zebra background do wonders for highlighting my To Do Lists and its urgent expletives.

Which is to say, I've done rather well on the 'getting things done' front recently. Unfortunately none of them have been catching up on LJ--though I have a list of journals to catch up on. Most of the tasks have been room-cleaning ones as I haven't truly cleaned since before my time of grief started more months ago than I'd like to count. I can never say if my room reflects my state of mind or my state of mind follows after my room (perhaps both in a cycle), but either way, it feels nice to be bringing it back.

I must also admit to watching plenty of The Worst Witch and playing a Sims2 game of the characters because I haven't quite kicked my geek gene yet and I somehow suspect I won't ever manage to. Precursor to Harry Potter, in a girls' boarding school, with a tight-bunned and -lipped deputy? I think so.

I made up a new To Do List this evening; let's hope I get to cross plenty of things off tomorrow before I head out for my housemate's birthday gathering in the evening.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
minervas_eule: kissing Ronminervas_eule on June 12th, 2013 09:57 am (UTC)
Hi Kiwi - so nice to see you around <3 Have a nice time at the birthday party!
Kiwi Crocus: HP || McPomf || Comfort.cranky__crocus on June 12th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
*Smiles.* Thanks! I'm trying to come back. I definitely intend to read through the entries of yours that I missed!

Thank you. (: I'm sure I will. My housemate is just turning 19--she'll be the same age as our oldest cat now! ;D She's quiet impatient to get to 21, which I understand given that in this country one gets more responsibilities at 19 and 20 but not the legal ability to have a drink at the end of the day, once one has finished with them!
CaroRulescarorules on June 12th, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
I do not have a clipboard but I do like making lists. It helps with putting things in perspective and in the right order!
Kiwi Crocus: Seasonal || Candy cane hearts.cranky__crocus on June 12th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
Clipboards make it fun. :D And, usually, harder to lose... *Scratches head.* :P

I haven't quite put them in perspective or the right order this time around, but when things get tough and there's far too much to do, I do tend to break it down into 'work', 'home', and 'play' sorts of things. :D
therealsnapetherealsnape on June 12th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Good to see you back! Enjoy the party.
Kiwi Crocus: Text || Fail again fail better.cranky__crocus on June 12th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
lash_laruelash_larue on June 13th, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
Clipboards are a marvelous beard under many circumstances. Especially if one has a red pen.

Hope the Birthday was happy, and that the pole dancing was enjoyable.

Kiwi Crocus: Dar Williams || Magic's in the Learning.cranky__crocus on July 14th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Especially if one has a red pen.
I live in perpetual fear of the red pen. Scarring from my student days. :B