This week? Yeah, this week was much with the 'I do not have time for anything outside this very tiny list of things and $thing is totally not on it!'. AKA: worked so much OT this week that I will, have monies for my trip in 2 weeks and will probably sleep all of Saturday so I can go to work again on Sunday. (I'm actually gonna go in a bit on Friday - 06/25/10 (was gonna say 'tomorrow', but it's kinda 'tomorrow' already) - but only for a few hours.)
Spoons? Well, I have them, but they are all allocated to working 12hr days this week. And for sleeping. And those 2 trips outside so the dog doesn't potty in the house. But that's kind of it.
12hrs at work, plus 7-8hrs sleeping (OMG if I don't hit at least 7 that's the end of the world right there), plus approx 1hr commuting time and 1hr for getting ready for work leaves very few other minutes available for 'doing stuff'. So, lots of 'stuff' wasn't getting done. Upside? OT pay! That I only get a tiny portion of b/c the taxes will eat me alive, but it'll be *some* monies.
Mostly, I managed to clear out my inboxes of most stuff and skim through all my reading lists. So, if something hugely awesome happened and I didn't comment on it? Plx to not be taking it personal - I just haven't had the brainz for it of late.
I'm still working on my fic stuffs - when I have a spare minute or two (not many of those this week). And I have a couple other little things I've been tinkering with.
I did take a few minutes to skim the article tajasel
linked in her post over here about how ADD brains work
- at least that blog poster's anyway. What did I notice about that? My brain - not much different. (In case you couldn't tell from the really disjointed posts that I make. *g*)
I don't tend to lose my keys, wallet or phone all that much - unless I put it someplace where my brain hasn't determined that it should always be. Keys always go $here, phone and wallet go $here1 when not on my person, etc. Not kidding, I used to be hyper-organized with damn near everything. As in, I could tell if someone had been in my room b/c something had been moved even a fraction of an inch. That's mostly gone away, b/c I can almost never find anything b/c it's all in a pile somewhere. Not a cataloged pile, but a pile. Funny though, b/c a lot of times I know what's *in* the pile, but not specifically *where* in the pile something is.
I'm visual and kinetic - I have to see and do things to 'get' them. If I have an appointment - I have to physically write it down (not type it on a computer) to remember it. My brain recalls that act of writing, but doesn't always convert 'I typed this onna screen' into 'something that needs to be remembered'. Though, Outlook's reminder functionality is v. useful at work. And I need to *see* things to be reminded of them if there isn't a 'kinetic' thing. Like the little card on my desk glaring at me for paying my car registration for the year. Of course, that card doesn't realize that I have to wait until the paycheck is deposited before I can do that.
I also, quite possibly, annoy the shit out of my friends w/ IMs and e-mails. As thoughts hit - things I need or want to tell them - off they go into the IM window or an e-mail. Why? B/c if I do not do it *right now* as I'm thinking about it, it could be YEARS before I remember that I was gonna tell them something. And my brain will stare at that blank space of $thing_i_was_gonna_tell_X until I fucking figure out what it was. Typically, that ping of memory will happen at the most ANNOYING times - like just as I'm about to fall asleep. Yeah, there's a pen and paper on my nightstand for exactly situations like that one, again, b/c if I don't write it down - *poof* it's gone and we start all over.
It used to (and probably still does) annoy the fuck out of my parents, b/c I would say 'yeah, I'll do $thing', but four hours later, I still hadn't done it, no matter what I'd told them. And it wasn't necessarily that I didn't want to do $thing, but that I was involved with something else (and probably had 7 or 8 other 'elses' tag along for the ride) and completely *forgot* about $thing and rather than the parentals learning or devising a way to remind me of $thing that would work, they'd just get pissed off, which led to me not doing $thing (if it was a chore, especially) out of spite, b/c they were pissed off about something over which I really didn't have all that much control. This is part of why I have lists and sticky notes and stuff.
I also have a little dry-erase board that I write temporary things on - like book release dates for Jim Butcher or convention dates or things like that. Little reminder things that I can glance at quickly.
Now, if I could just find a job that worked well with this sort of brain activity, I'd be all set. Anyone know of a job where they don't care if you show up fifteen minutes late every day, have stickies everywhere, giant lists of things, a laptop equipped with Outlook and set, but slightly flexible deadlines? Oh - and they don't mind if you spend 15 or 20 minutes every couple of hours (or 5-10 minutes every hour) doing something that isn't specifically work-related b/c it helps you focus? I totally want that job, as long as it doesn't involve dealing with children or writing or debugging code, (b/c I suck at both with the code) and I just don't have the patience for code or kids. =)
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