How extensive is your To Do list?

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How extensive is your "To Do" list?

I have more items on my list than I could possibly complete in my lifetime, but it's mostly for keeping busy. Prioritised by the more important things to get done, I think a decade or two will see fulfilment.

So I was curious about to what extent everyone here makes plans for the future. Do you even have a To Do list?

My abbreviated list:

  • Get my degree (computer programming - with focus in field of AI)
  • Build my body (I want muscle!)
  • Learn six languages (Latin, Irish, Russian, Greek, Spanish, French) - More if I find time
  • Finish writing my book
  • Find a way to make a significant difference in the world
 

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I usually have a list of 8-10 things I need to do within the following couple of weeks. Nothing too much further in advance usually.
 
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It's more of a wish list - but then I just do - regardless of a list. So actually, I don't keeps lists - except for all the textbooks I would like to have.
 
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I love lists, I have many as I have a crap memory.

However none as long term as this. Infact none as long term as a month.
 
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- Paint the garage door
- Save for, buy and install an engine for project 911
- Maybe refit the kitchen and tile the downstairs bog
 
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Mine is huge, huge, huge.

  • Get my Rescue Diver certification.
  • See Africa.
  • Become proficient in LabView.
  • Continue martial arts training.

It goes on and on...that's what I could come up with on short notice.

Hmm, I really should write it all down. So I'll add this to the list:

  • Document my "To Do" list

So little time...
 
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Its amazing how priorities keep re-arranging the order of importance of the short and medium time based list.
 
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Mine is huge, huge, huge.

  • Get my Rescue Diver certification.
  • See Africa.
  • Become proficient in LabView.
  • Continue martial arts training.

It goes on and on...that's what I could come up with on short notice.

Hmm, I really should write it all down. So I'll add this to the list:

  • Document my "To Do" list

So little time...
Oh cool! What martial arts flavor are you studying?
 
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Oh cool! What martial arts flavor are you studying?
It's a mixed style (which is very common these days) called Aam-ka-jutsu. It's a combination of American karate and Brazilian jiu jitsu, modified for self defense.
 
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It's a mixed style (which is very common these days) called Aam-ka-jutsu. It's a combination of American karate and Brazilian jiu jitsu, modified for self defense.
did you get into it for self defense?


do you hear gunshots at night in your neighborhood?
 
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did you get into it for self defense?


do you hear gunshots at night in your neighborhood?
No, I never hear gunshots where I live, I'm in a nicely boring suburban neighborhood.

I started training when I was in college, partly for self defense and partly for fitness. I stopped after having a kid, then when that kid was a teenager she wanted to learn self defense. So we started taking classes together...it's great, I love training with my daughter :smile:.
 
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I don't have a to-do list but here's what in my mind:

  • swimming
  • martial arts
  • sky diving
  • bungee jumping
  • traveling the world
 
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[*]Become proficient in LabView.
Cool. What for?
 
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Cool. What for?
It's used extensively where I work, and also many other places. We use it for data acquisition, storage, generating reports...fairly simple stuff.

One thing this recession has taught me, everyone needs to keep their marketable skills sharp...you never know when you may be out of a job.

Do you use it?
 
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My list:

  • Keep up the good work.
 
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After last night's chat, I have one thing on my wishlist....find a WARM island with a nice beach with a tiki bar that serves drinks with little umbrellas and NO cell phone or internet for a vacation with my boyfriend (so work can't follow either of us). :biggrin:
 
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After last night's chat, I have one thing on my wishlist....find a WARM island with a nice beach with a tiki bar that serves drinks with little umbrellas and NO cell phone or internet for a vacation with my boyfriend (so work can't follow either of us). :biggrin:
That almost sounds like a vacation, there, MB
 
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A thread about to do lists... :uhh: when did my wife start writing threads here? :confused:

Oh my. What my wife wanted for Christmas this year was 12 projects to add to the unfinished part of last years 12 projects she wanted.

Here's what I can remember of it...

1. Complete the newly enclosed (most of last year's Christmas to do list) porch slate floor (grout and seal).
2. Remove the plumbing fixtures in the powder room.
3. Remove the old tiles from the walls in the powder room.
4. Remove the old vinyl floor tiles in the powder room.
5. Repair the ceiling in the powder room (after a good rain it removed itself already.)
6. Install new wall treatment in powder room.
7. Install slate floor in powder room.
8. Grout and seal new slate tile floor.
9. Install new plumbing fixtures in the powder room.
10. Install slate floor in entry. (including grouting and sealing, what the heck, it's a small area).
11. Clean out kitchen, moving much of it to porch.
12. Repair kitchen ceiling (it also removed itself after a good rain).
13. Remove kitchen carpet.
14. Install new laminate floor in kitchen.
15. Reposition island and cabinets in kitchen.
16. Rent a dumpster so I can clean out enough of the garage to get the doors replaced.
17. Clean out the yard while I have a dumpster on site for the garage.
18. Clean out the basement. (Damn dumpster.)
19. Clean out the frickin' attic. (Kick the dumpster.)

Let's see, did I forget anything? Oh yeah!


20. Learn to play the cello.
21. Finish my play I started, inspired by Hamlet.
 

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