Being an ambitious and over-scheduled individual, I planned many things to do today:
- Another pass through my taxes, looking for more deductions and potential errors
- Thinking of, finding, and buying a birthday gift for my niece, whose party will be tomorrow
- Setting up new project management software
- Writing a long-overdue post on the play Flight at City Theatre (which, in short, I recommend you go see, as it is wonderful)
- Writing a post for the Big Big Design site about the talk I gave this week on how to use LinkedIn
- Migrating more posts over to this blog from the old one, so I can close the old account
- Writing a letter to the lovely India Amos, in response to the one she wrote one to me
It’s now nearly 9pm, and I completed one of these tasks: I wrote to India. I didn’t have a stamp with me though, so I failed to get it into the mail.
What did I do with the rest of the day?
- I walked to the coffeeshop (where I planned to write the letter plus draft or at least outline the posts on Flight and LinkedIn), where I ran into one friend after another and spend a few hours finding out what everyone has been doing these past many months.
- I bought bread and cheese at the grocery store, carried it home and made a simple but delicious sandwich.
- I took a two-hour nap. I thought I’d sleep only a half hour or so, and indeed I awoke after a half hour, but felt so cozy I shut my eyes for a few minutes more. Then I awoke another 90 minutes later.
- I sat at the computer, just to catch up on email and simple tasks, and started to look at the things we need to update in a blog that we’re redoing for a client. I decided I would only clean up the spam comments, which had gotten out of control. Then, I thought maybe I’d just upgrade to WordPress 2.5, which is so much better and which we need to upgrade to anyway. And then it was 7pm and I hadn’t eaten dinner.
- I made and ate dinner.
- I putzed around a little bit more with the blog, setting up some more plugins that we’ll need, then looked at some other stuff that was related.
I feel somehow guilty about the nap, but not about the other stuff. Why should that be? Surely if I was that tired, I needed a little rest. And while all the other tasks were useful, I hadn’t planned any of them either.
I think I will set up that project management software right this instant.