Getting on a plane

by Suw on February 16, 2006

T'Other is, as I type, on a plane to somewhere in the deepest, darkest South right now, as I wait at the house in Georgetown, DC, for a taxi to come take me to Dullest airport. There I shall board a plane, and sleep whilst physics defies gravity.
I land at 7am tomorrow morning, haul my sorry and tired ass back to Euston, and then the meetings start at about 11am. It's going to be a long day, whether or not I get any sleep on the plane.
It's been a fantastic trip. I have a gazillion pictures of snow, and the zoo which I need to upload to Flickr just as soon as I've got the Prague ones up. (I do so like to do things in order.)
I've been thinking a lot this week about how I work. Having a week off – well, almost a week off, as I did do a bit of work whilst I was here – has made me realise that I'm not hugely efficient in the way that I work right now. I need, for starters, to be less fleeting in my attention spans. This means I am going to start turning email off during the day, so that I can't be distracted by it. There are a few things I need to set up before I do that, but if you are one of the people who emails me, you can start to expect to get replies a lot more slowly than usual. If that's possible.
However, I will just say that the next person to tell me to read 'Getting Things Done' is going to get things slapped.
Meantime, I can't wait to get home, and start flat hunting. Having a permanent place to live is going to make a huge difference, and having T'Other there with me is going to make life so much more enjoyable. We had just the most sterling time this week, best Valentine's ever, frankly. Not that I believe in Hallmark holidays, but still…
Right… off to finish the last dregs of tidying up before I leave. See you all on the other side.

Anonymous February 16, 2006 at 8:52 pm

Have a good trip home, sweetheart 🙂 I'll come up to London & drag you out to lunch at Wagamama's soon.

Anonymous February 16, 2006 at 9:15 pm

I have a copy of 'Getting Things Done', it's getting round to reading it that's hard…

Anonymous February 17, 2006 at 5:05 am

I think I may have been the first to tell you about *Getting Things Done* … so I guess now I've said it, I'll have to keep quiet about it!

Anonymous February 17, 2006 at 12:58 pm

I'm afraid that you're far from the first to have told me about GTD. I had various friends point it out to me in the four years since it was first published, as well as seeing it come up in various conferences I've been to.
And who knows, I may yet even read it…

Anonymous February 17, 2006 at 5:41 pm

Whoops… accidentally deleted Huw's comment:
Suw wrote:> “And who knows, I may yet even read it…”
Ohhh, Suw … You really *should* read it! Yes, yes, yes. It could make *such* a difference for just the things you have complained about for the past four years.
If you'd but say single word, I'd even be willing to post you a copy.
*ouch* *ouch* *ouch*
*senses things getting slapped*

Anonymous February 17, 2006 at 5:43 pm

The 3 Step program:
Step 1: Admit you have a problem
Step 2: Buy 'Getting Things Done'
Step 3: … erm, I'm a bit fuzzy about this bit. I think it involves something called redding? reeding? Not sure yet…

Anonymous February 17, 2006 at 11:07 pm

Actually, no Suw … it need actually involve the *slightest* amount of reading … reeding … redding … whatever.
All you need do, is peruse the first chapter, and the fist diagram. The rest … you're so smart you will 'get it' in a heartbeat and not even need to read. Really.
*ouch* *ouch* *(as gets slapped again)*

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