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  1. Lynn Kellan

    Ah. Perhaps my revised goal for today will be “be a mom for Halloween.” There. I’m already dressed the part!

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  2. Abby

    I’ve always been a big fan of making a list of things I’ve already done so I can cross them off. Another option? Simply change all the “o’s” in your “to-do” list to “a’s” and then Ta-da! Mission accomplished.

    Rock star status of productivity achieved (crosses “comment on Amy’s blog off the list…)

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  3. Carrie

    Petty Goals are the way to go.

    Mine for today: Show up at work. DONE!(see how I left out the part where I actually do my job? because, yeah right.)

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  4. Jessica

    I can totally get behind this. I’ve already crossed off: Get dressed, drink tea, pee, and swear at dog. So productive!!

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  5. Lance

    I don’t do “to do Lists” but if I did I would put “wake up” and “go to the bathroom” in the first two slots. I’d feel very accomplished if I did nothing else.

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  6. SarcasticNinja

    Be careful with your creature of choice for becoming the office animal rescue hero–kittens and puppies are ok. Frogs and rats may have unintended results.

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    • Amy Vansant

      I’ve heard (and it could be BS) that real American Indians naturally have little inflection to their voice, and I’ve heard (could be BS) that HE is an American Indian. So I suppose I could give him a pass…
      Nah.

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  7. Sue

    I am generally an underachiever but never thought of writing a to-do list that I’ve already finished all that stuff on… that’s brilliant. Plus, if I can make myself look good in the process it’s a win/win for everyone (that I care about which is mostly just myself). I can leave the finished list on the cupboard so my husband (who is totally correct in thinking that I don’t do crap while he’s at work) will that I’m totally amazing. Thanks!!

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    • Amy Vansant

      That’s a good idea… I can leave notes all over the house making it look like I’m amazingly productive! Of course Mike and I work in the same house, so he could get suspicious.

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  8. Sue

    I’m going to add learn to proof read on my real to-do list.

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  9. Laura

    I just added “be as funny as you” to my real to-do list… Setting myself up for failure there.

    Great post! 🙂

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  10. Jen

    You beat me to it. I was just about to write about my “un-list.” I may do it anyway.

    I can’t cross off “watching Animal Practice.” Tried once and it was so bad I had to change the channel. But, maybe that was your point. It’s early and my brain is still in barely functional mode.

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  11. Banana Stickers

    This is brilliant. I am often so busy every day with a to do list twice the size of the migraine it induces, and I wind up going to bed feeling like a complete failure when things like “learn to be in three places at once” and “clone thyself” don’t get crossed off the list.
    So I’ll make yesterday’s accomplishment “get a mild concussion”. CHECK. Today, “obtain a delicious hamburger”. PENDING. But very doable considering there’s a Dairy Queen about twenty feet from my work.
    You may have changed my life in a very good way. Thank you.

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    • Amy Vansant

      At least split them so you can always be sure to be 50% AMAZING. I would like burger too thanks.

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