I have fantastic organizational skills but the fates conspire against me :)
I know that problem. :) Best laid plans an all...
At work, I'm fairly good at keeping things in hand. My own life is a shambles.
As can be attested to by the fact that you're having water and crackers for lunch. I swear, I wish there were some way I could order you lunch and have it delivered because I've done that myself SO MANY TIMES!
Do you find that you're better organized for other people? Like... planning the whole LA thing?
Yeah. Mostly I can manage someone elses life. But my own, not so much.
It's so much harder to do your own.. the motivation isn't as great, the tasks seem so much more mountainous, and though it ought to be *more* rewarding to take care of yourself instead of someone else.. it rarely is. :(
Today is scheduling and formatting and worrying about drives and invoices. Actual work. Blech. The nice thing to know is that no matter how bad the rest of the day gets I have my Colly to run amok around LJ with...
Oh man.. that's so true. Today, every day.. you have no idea how much you keep me sane.
Do you consider yourself well organized? How often do you have to look for your keys? Are there things about which you are organized to a greater or lesser degree than other aspects of your life?
No, but I do know where my keys are. My credit card bill, on the other hand? No idea. I always get it paid on time, but I have to call for the balance more than I should.
Book series recommendation:
(by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller)
The main series:
Agent of Change
Conflict of Honors
and with the same characters:
Partners in Necessity
They rock! They start out as typical space opera shoot 'em up good guys being chased by everyone with a gun, and turn into a great series about True Love, while still keeping the fun.
And the female hero is a short redhead. Really. Both Caitlin and I have the complete series, I think.
Question: Do you consider yourself well organized? How often do you have to look for your keys? Are there things about which you are organized to a greater or lesser degree than other aspects of your life?
terribly disorganized and getting worse every month, unfortunately.
actually, answering this was just an excuse to apologize if my asking you where you went to school over in Kiltie's LJ was overly personal. I forget that while I've been lurking for a while, nobody here knows me, and even if they did, I'm still only a name on a browser page. Sorry if I offended.
Book recs...do you like fantasy? do you like ancient Chinese culture? If so, and if you can find them (they've been out of print for years), I highly recommend Barry Hughart's Master Li and Number Ten Ox stories--Bridge of Birds, The Story of the Stone, and Eight Skilled Gentlemen. They're funny, breezy reads that somehow make you really sad when they're over and you can't spend time with those characters any more.
Oh honey, it wasn't too personal at all. I've just been at lunch and on stoopid conference calls. :)
I went to Radford. And I loved it. The smell of the leaves in autumn and the way the light hits the mountains and... oh I just loved it. :)
And that is an absolutely intriguing book rec.. half.com has all of them and I think that might go next on my list.. it's exactly the kind of thing that would be right up my alley.
:) I figured you were just busy, but didn't want to have offended and just leave it.
I grew up in Roanoke, and lived for a couple of years in Christiansburg, so I know what you mean about autumn and the light on the mountains. And for me one of the most beautiful things is the mist laying in the hollers on an early spring morning. (omg, I think my accent just came back full force. all those years of higher education and world travel, gone in an instant.:P)
It's just gorgeous there.
I'm going to Blacksburg in a couple of weeks on a business trip, so I'll wave at Radford for you from Rt. 220.