Question of the Day — Ten Things That I Did Today

I accomplished ten things today:

1. Checked in with Dooce about 20 times to see if she had her baby yet.
2. Watch several videos of Gordon Ramsey imploding in Australia.
3. Consolidated 4 e-mail accounts into 1.
4. Wrote 2 new pages of stuff.
5. Walked for 2 miles at the gym.
6. Ate chocolate cake and a blueberry muffin for lunch.
7. Dodged the ancient people at Shop Rite. Bought rice and lettuce.
8. Helped kids with homework.
9. Called to reserve cottages on Lake George for the summer.
10. Cursed at the Groundhog.

Question of the Day: What are ten things that you did today?


8 thoughts on “Question of the Day — Ten Things That I Did Today

  1. I don’t think I have 10. Hm, maybe I do.
    1. Bought a pool (Intex type). Online. Because Target has free shipping today on selected outdoor items and it saves me the hassle of trying to get it into my car.
    2. Agreed to rent a house on the Cape this summer.
    3. Argued with a local Republican over the nasty lies endemic in today’s right-winger discourse.
    4. E-mailed someone about adopting a dog.
    5. Yelled at the grackles in my backyard (they’re tormenting the robins, who have eggs again, and the cardinals. Plus they’re damned noisy.)
    6. Took a call to tell me tomorrow’s Sports Day has been canceled. YES!
    7. Talked to my mom and vented all my frustrations about a variety of minor things.
    8. Ate a peanut butter sandwich for lunch.
    9. E-ed with a colleague about arranging writing assessment for students in her summer class.
    And I’m about to do 10:
    10. Go to my daughter’s academic fair, where she will be the Statue of Liberty and recite by memory “The New Colossus.”


  2. This is so great – I should do this every day to make myself feel more productive.
    1. Actually made myself a healthy lunch to bring to work today
    2. Picked up my brand new life jacket at REI
    3. Drafted a letter to director of student supports encouraging good use of data
    4. Revised my paper on choking game behavior among youth
    5. Ate said healthy lunch
    6. Signed up for Zipcar text alerts
    7. Read TV Without Pity’s Recap of So You Think You Can Dance
    [about to do]:
    8. Take public transit home
    9. Take dog to the dog park
    10. Do Rodney Yee 20 minute yoga video


  3. 1. finished abstract (49 characters too long)
    2. meeting for next two papers
    3. finished brief report
    4. gas in old car
    5. met with landscaper
    6. did not eat lunch at computer
    7. made public urination joke (other blog)
    8. insulted 21st century art (other blog)
    9. cleaned desk (including dust)
    10. apparently, coming home so wife and her mom to go see a musical is doing them a favor as opposed to me getting out of going to a musical


  4. If anybody is interested, the secret to #10 is simple. When your wife says, “Would you like to go see a musical?” instead of saying “Didn’t we just see one last year?” or “Have I ever wanted to see a musical?” you say “Your mother has been babysitting a lot for us. Maybe you should take her to a show to say ‘thanks.’ I’ll watch the boy.”


  5. Hey, I like this ! Here’s my 10 things:
    1. Baked a cake with three seven-year-olds as part of a playdate
    2. Helped husband clear out storage room
    3. Did dishes
    4. Swept up one metric ton of cat hair
    5. Ate some really good pizza
    6. Wrote and posted a blog entry
    7. Reserved a ticket for a poetry lecture Monday night
    8. Sent a bunch of work-related emails
    9. Received surprising work-related phone call which rearranges my teaching load for the fall
    10. Baked 21 pumpkin muffins for the end-of-first-grade party tomorrow morning.


  6. And mine:
    1. Scrubbed the inside of my microwave.
    2. Researched via the Net a romantic vacation for dh and me to celebrate the big 4-0.
    3. Went on a bike ride with dh and 2 of our 4 kids.
    4. Received several professional books in the mail and poured through them.
    5. Brought my kids to the bank to make deposits into their savings accounts.
    6. Stopped by the library and found I had six books on hold, waiting for me. When am I going to read??
    7. Tried a new pork chop recipe for supper.
    8. Consumed 32 oz of water. Trying to work my way up to 64.
    9. Checked 14yo ds’s Ipod for appropriate (or unappropriate 🙂 ) music.
    10. Started Elizabeth Edwards’ “Resilience”.


  7. AmyP, hey! We go to Dennys! It’s my kids’ 2nd favorite restaurant after Friendlys, and I will often make the 20 minute drive (as opposed to the 2 minute drive to Friendlys) to go there because at least I can get breakfast-for-dinner at Denny’s.


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