May 9th, 2003


Friday Five

Because its just so obvious...

1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not?

Consider my work. It is made up of irregular patterns that sometimes form an organized whole. This is a reflection of how I think, inside. Am I organized? No. Is there a pattern to my memory and behavior? Yes. Do I reduce clutter? No. Do I rely overly much on my pattern and image based memory? Yes. My organization system is generally that of a faulty hashtable -- it doesn't matter where it is, as long as I remember where it was.

2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly?

No. I mean, yes, I carry a cell phone that presumably has some sort of calendar, but I never consider or consult it.

3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now?

I don't have a desk at home, but it wouldn't be if I did. Before today's quiz, I went and threw everything away on the surface of my desk in my office, so right now the surface contains: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, chemistry mug, jar with pens and my stuffed dragon. The drawers contain stuff, but I have a strong sense of whatall and whereall everything is.

4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not matter?


5. What's the hardest thing you've ever had to organize?

The Thai Fris are generally tame.
Of course, to reply "my life" is lame.
If its really hard, I avoid it.
Maybe someday I will give a ****.

Travel Travel

I believe I declared a travel moritorium a couple of weeks past. It held for a while -- I don't think I went anywhere in March or April.

May 13: fly to Philadelphia.
May 14: fly back
May 16: drive to Boston
May 19: drive back
May 24: fly to Manchester, NH
May 27: fly back