To-Do Lists

To-Do lists are a difficult matter. They can be very helpful and at the same time, lead to great frustration. I have given up on using my to-do lists for actually getting tasks done one at a time and then ticking them off the list in an orderly manner. Instead, I write them out, preferably in bright colors, so that I can have a general idea of the tasks I should be accomplishing in a given day. If I try to stick to a fixed pattern of going down the list and getting things done one by one, then I begin to feel sequestered and frustrated. I’m not sure why that is or if others feel this way but it is definitely a quirk of mine.

Between job interviews, returning phone calls (blegh), and doing laundry, the practice keeps me focused as well as preventing me from forgetting about things that need to be done.

So, instead of stressing myself out over them. I’m allowing them to calm me. Something I am in dire need of.


Getting Attached

I don’t think getting attached to fictional characters is a bad thing. It’s kind of like having an imaginary friend. Except someone else invented them for you.

Recently, I’ve beenĀ madly in love with the cartoon web series Bee and Puppycat. It’s made by the same people who wrote Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors. The thing I love most about it is that it is simultaneously cute and funny. Bee is kind of socially awkward but she also has a really big mouth

and to call Puppycat sassy or arrogant would be an understatement.

But what I love most about it is that I really relate to Bee as she is a young adult struggling to figure out what she wants to do with her life. Also her character (not to mention the animation style) is just so stinking charming!

So if you’re like me and you love adorable, funny, and well-written cartoons, go check this one out over on the Cartoon Hangover channel on Youtube.