Thursday, January 25, 2007

Just a quickie

From the "why on earth do I do that" and "will i never learn" files:

Why do I buy an agenda every year? I’m always full of good intentions, but already I’ve pretty much stopped using it and it’s only January 25. I’m at the point now where I’m entering appointments retroactively. Based on long experience, this means that within a couple of weeks, a month at most, I’ll have totally stopped using it and will be back to the good old yellow (never blue or pink) post it note method.

I can't decide if I'm pathetic because I don't have enough of a life to need an agenda or brilliant because I can keep it all in my head.

Resolution for 2008: do not buy another agenda.

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

8 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

You too, eh? I cannot count how many times I've done the same thing. Now I don't bother. It was sort of like the beginning of the school year when you vowed you would keep all your notebooks neat and tidy. That lasted 3 days, tops.
Another Annecy person. There are very few of us. Isn't it the most appealing damn place?
Cheers,
Ian

PS Kudos to your earlier comment about the fascistic CRTC.

ticknart said...

Brilliant!

bardouble29 said...

We all have great intentions, and never stick to them...at least that is true with me....

Dan said...

Brilliant because you can keep it all in your head!

That's it! Now you're talking!

And I'm brilliant because I can keep an agenda ... but it's a different kind of brilliant. We're both brilliant.

Jazz said...

Ian - it is indeed damn appealing. And even more so on this -20 morning in Montreal.

Tick - Some would beg to differ, but i'll go for it!

Bardouble - the road to hell is paved with good intentions they say; and me, I'm driving the big old bus down...

Dan - Damn you make me feel good!

Jill said...

I think you're brilliant for keeping it all in your head. I can't function at work without my dog-eared spiral notebook with the daily to-do list, written out very carefully every morning.

Plus, I save them all. Some day, thousands of years from now, an anthropologist will discover them and be able to tell that October 2 is my mother's birthday and that in 1996 I remembered to send her a card. I'm betting someone will be able to fashion a doctoral dissertation out of it.

Jazz said...

Jill - Lets face it, they can fashion a doctoral dissertation with pretty much anything... not that your spiral notebook isn't a work of absolute brilliance in and of itself!

So the verdict is in: As ChooChoo would say: I'm a genass!

Of course Big Brother mine hasn't dropped in yet to confirm that i'm actually an idiot - he should know, he actually knows me. Or Choochoo. She would say I'm an idiot too. But I love 'em both anyway, cause me? I'm all brilliant and shit.

Big Brother said...

I always write many things in my agenda, the only thing is, I always forget to look at the stupid thing the next day or week. ;o)
So you are not an idiot, scatter-brained sometimes but not an idiot. Our brains just do not run along a cartesian plan.