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StalinsNotDead (764374) writes | about 6 years ago

User Journal 8

I got me a stapler.

Showing the stapler to people, I had an uncharacteristic level of joy. Someone asked "You're not going to burn the place down are you?"

It's sad that the highlight of the last year (at least) is an office supply.

I got me a stapler.

Showing the stapler to people, I had an uncharacteristic level of joy. Someone asked "You're not going to burn the place down are you?"

It's sad that the highlight of the last year (at least) is an office supply.

And a 20 pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers. I've always felt compelled to have the most complete set of writing utensils I could reasonably expect to afford.

It's part of a ten-goal plan, most of which should be implemented within the year. The recent events with my relative have caused a lot of thought. And by my reckoning the clearing at the end of my current path was not a pleasant one, and I would reach it by my own hand eventually. Rationality breaks down under constant pressure, and I could no longer honestly say that my current obstacles to self-termination could be maintained. So, I've implemented a series of changes. I reckon I should make a note of what they are and post them.

The first is reacquiring the near-obsessive sense of order and neatness in the three primary environments in my life: my work area, my living area, and my transportation.

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Is it a red stapler? (1)

Naqamel (1138771) | about 6 years ago | (#25071275)

Milt, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, mmmK?

Re:Is it a red stapler? (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | about 6 years ago | (#25071355)

No. It's chrome. I like shiny things.

You should try (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | about 6 years ago | (#25072517)

a PaperPro stapler.

Revolutionary.

You may enjoy today's XKCD then (1)

JesseL (107722) | about 6 years ago | (#25073397)

http://xkcd.com/ [xkcd.com]

I've always liked colored pens (1)

Degrees (220395) | about 6 years ago | (#25082109)

When it comes to writing things down (diagrams, essentially), I like having the option of color coding the ideas. I'd cover my walls in dry-erase marker board if I could.

Best of luck to you with the organization steps. Ever so slowly, I'm learning new (better) habits to replace some bad ones I developed during childhood. Mostly, I didn't learn to organize as I went along - I tend to leave things and just remember where I left them. Mostly this works, but it does lead to great frustration when the item has moved and I didn't register the change.

Answer (1)

bettiwettiwoo (239665) | about 6 years ago | (#25091481)

Someone asked "You're not going to burn the place down are you?"

Oh, please, tell me you said 'yes'!

Re:Answer (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | about 6 years ago | (#25102789)

No. My response was "Depends on if anything happens to my stapler."

Re:Answer (1)

bettiwettiwoo (239665) | about 6 years ago | (#25114629)

Oooh, hedging your bets?! I like it.

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