Modest Goals

This morning, I used Twitter and Facebook to announce four world-shaking goals for the short holiday week. Here’s the update. Please, sit down before reading what follows – it’s riveting stuff.

1. Reduce my email inbox at work to fewer than five messages.
– pending new messages, mostly completed: cut from 22 messages at 8 a.m. to 4 at 4:30 p.m.

2. Reduce my email inbox at home to fewer than five messages.
– pending new messages, incomplete: cut from 26 messages at 6:30 a.m. to 10 at 9:55 p.m.

3. Clean up and clear off my desk.
– halfway completed: lots of papers and random junk either filed correctly or recycled; lots of harder-to-handle stuff to do on Tuesday and Wednesday

4. Finish some key research tasks I haven’t had time to complete at work.
-mostly incomplete: one task mostly finished, a half-dozen still to go

Things are looking up, though: I have a lot of unscheduled time on Tuesday and Wednesday. If only I can just keep away from the coffee bar…

3 thoughts on “Modest Goals”

  1. w00t! Don’t forget: More Almond Joy! Thanks much for the nice gift yesterday. Also, I got 33 out of 33 on the Civic Literacy Quiz – that’s almost 101%! I’m pretty much a genius in everything, except for those things in which I am not, which could be a considerable number of things, but I’d never say…

  2. 33? I’ll bet it was coconut-fueled guesswork. There’s no way someone as artsy as Brendon Etter would know those econ questions. NO WAY.

  3. Actually, I was a mathlete. I have two well-developed halves in my brain – somewhere – ‘cept I can’t draw anything. Have you ever watched “Freaks and Geeks”? I was like Lindsey without the boobs, and I didn’t usually hang out with the Freaks.

    Also, I can’t snap my fingers. The finger snapping half of my brain – the third half – is woefully atrophied.

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