I just made a to-do list for next week that contains:

  • more instances of “follow up with X about Y”;
  • more entries that start with the words “organise”, “set up”, or “finalise”;
  • many more acronyms (and initials instead of full names of colleagues / collaborators);
  • fewer entries that start with the words “look up”, “find out about”, “learn how to”, or “arrange access to”; and
  • far, far fewer entries that include the words “thingy” or “stuff”

than any other weekly to-do list I’ve made since switching jobs!

I’m obviously getting on top of things. Yay!

On my weekend to-do list: a meet-up with Alyssa tonight, then an overnight camping trip on Saturday / Sunday to celebrate two friends’ 40th birthdays (during which we get to test our brand new tent for the first time). Yay again!

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5 Responses to Progress!

  1. Bob O'H says:

    Pro tip: don’t follow up Y with X by email. If someone calls themselves X then they’re probably illiterate anyway.

  2. chall says:

    woho! Fun times 🙂 Enjoy the camping and the celebration! (And meeting fellow bloggers)

  3. I’m glad you haven’t yet rapidly progressed to using the terms “crap” and “crud” instead of “thingy” and “stuff”.

  4. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Bob: or possibly a telepath with an army of mutants at their command. In which case email is unnecessary; I can follow up just by thinking about it.

    Thanks Chall! Both were excellent!

    Richard, I’ll provide an update after the next grant deadline I work on…

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