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    Me

    I like words one after another instead of horizontal
    smowzow smowzow 16-17, F Mar 21, 2012

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    List

    i make list most of the time when i want something done...
    tatpole tatpole 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    Especially Since I Am In College

           Life became more erratic since then. If I don't write lists I'll forget about special dates, tests, assignments, appointments, and the whole bit. Urggh! Big exam Monday!
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Mar 10, 2013

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    A List of What I Use Lists For

    1. To-do lists, of course.  Somehow, writing stuff down eases my guilt of... erm, not actually getting around to doing it. 2. Reflection-type writing.  E.g. "This past year, I realized that..." 3. Organization.  E.g. when planning an essay. 4. Lists...
    EPGrace EPGrace 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19, 2008

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    I Can'T Write A Story.

    I have a hard time writing about myself.
    HeavyMetalRainDog HeavyMetalRainDog 18-21 1 Response Feb 4, 2013

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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Lists Of Pervs Etc,Etc,Etc

    What is going on here? I thought E.P was a place to come and yourself without being judged or aded to a list. I know of two other groups who make it thier buisness to make list of people who dont think as they do. The Nazi's nd the Communists. have we become no better than those...
    subtrainer subtrainer 51-55, M Jan 26, 2013

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    Crazy About Them!

    It's 2:30am, and I am going to Fedex Kinko's right now to have my newly created "Master Grocery List" printed. I'm so excited! I make lists for everything. Lists of books to read, lists of tasks to complete, wish lists, long-term goal lists, packing lists, contact...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2008

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    The Queen Of List-making...

    I'm sure I must be; the queen of making lists, I mean.  It's bordering on obsession.  It's just a pity there isn't some kind of list-making competition and at the end of it the winner gets a crown, or better yet oodles of cash.  Cos I'd be a rich girlie.  I make a list each...
    charlie248 charlie248 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2011

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    Lists ...

    i make lists all the time, probably not the same kind of lists that everyone else makes ... i don't make to do lists or grocery lists ... i guess i mostly make lists of things i want ... things i want to buy, things related to stuff i do... i make lists of computer parts...
    Overload Overload 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2007

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    The List Queen

    I dont know why I make lists, but I do. A list for everything.  I am very organized, but not crazy about it, but I still make lists. 
    kadee6 kadee6 51-55, F Aug 11, 2012

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    I Am So Forgetful

    I make lists because I am so forgetful.  I have so much to do during the day, if I did not make a list half of it would not get done.  Hopefully this does make me anal.
    dixie934 dixie934 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2007

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    1. Check the mail 2. Pay bills 3.

    Turn in homework 4. Empty Dishwasher 5. Wash sheets and towels 6. Water house plants 7. Brush my dogs 8. Plan menus for the week
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Feb 2

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    I Don't Know Why

    On my desktop right now I have: A list of quotes I like A list of films I've seen and rated 4 or more stars and also a list of ones I want to see underneath it A list of places I want to go A list of things I wanted to do when I was having a fluke good day...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 1 Response Apr 12, 2010

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    Forgetful

    Hi, yes I do that a lot. Lately as soon as I write the last item I put the list in my purse, even if I am not leaving at that moment for the store. This way I have the list with me.
    junalai junalai 61-65, F May 21, 2012

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    Confessions, Secrets, And Facts.

    1. I don't really expect this to be interesting. This doesn't really deserve to be number one does it? Oh well. Sorry, dear. 2. I can't/dont want to sleep tonight even though I promised myself I would go to bed early. 3. I've been meaning to clean my room this week. I say this...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 3 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    It's Just Fun

    There is just something about putting my thoughts in numerical order that makes me happy. Its something i love to do. Making lists: 1) Brings me joy 2) Helps me keep organized 3) Clears my mind 4) Helps me release anxiety 5) Helps me see things better I make all kinds of lists...
    Bethsalomon Bethsalomon 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    Ocd + Forgetfulness = Lists

    Ok, so I obsessively buy notebooks and pens. I have cut way back lately though. I have so many things to think about and plan for, even when I don't. I make lists for shopping, chores, my son's schedule, brain building activities I want to do with my son, class ideas, product...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2012

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    It's A Writers Thing, Guys

    I make lists - but all of them have a purpose. Story ideas for EP ... grocery lists for Peapod deliveries...things that I need to absolutely remember...notes for going online before composing the Peapod list for checking if they carry a particular item... I want to become a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 26, 2013

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    Bad Memory?

    For as long as I can remember (and that's a long time) I have always made lists.  I don't know if it's because I am afraid that I will forget something or I like being super organized or as my family would say "that my OCD is kicking in again".  All I...
    lotstogive lotstogive 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    So My Mind Can Take a Break !

     It is the only way to function else your brain gets fried trying to keep up with all of life's details.
    c8lorraine c8lorraine 56-60 13 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    The People V. The People

    I hate the lists that are made in magazines. I know that making something trendy is good for business, but people follow them almost religiously. They fail to realize that it alters their thinking making them believe that they need something or that they cannot live without...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    I Meet My Surgeon Tomorrow

    I must confess i'm scared to death, petrified would be more like it. It would be much different if it was just tissue, but its the core holding my body together. I've never liked doctors, the smell of a hospital or the needles. I'm a wimp to pain lol! i know it will be extensive...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F 14 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    OCD

    I have Obsessive List Making... I constantly make lists... whether it is a list of movies I want to buy, the groceries, or my favorite actors and books. I have tons of lists in my purse and in my room. But, I don't care... its my way of being organized!
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2007

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    My List Of Lists.

    Haha awesome titel of a story really.. Beautiful.And yeah really though, I do make lists of a bunch of things, I always have. I remember once when I was 9, my tenth birthday was about two months away, and so I made a list of the days, and crossed one, each day that passed. Odd...
    VannaZanna VannaZanna 22-25, F Jan 20, 2012

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    I have to make lists

    or I get sidetracked or can't remember something.
    Becks2 Becks2 41-45, F Feb 2

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    ✏️ A loaf a bread,

    a gallon a milk, and a stick a butter…
    andthislittlepiggy andthislittlepiggy 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    The Sad List

    It was a few years later when I started this list, The Sad List. I have kept adding to it, except for a few names from the last couple years. This is a list of people who have died. I was about 30 when I started it, when I first realized that I had been to a lot of funerals...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Jun 10, 2012

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    What I Do When I'm Bored

    I'm not really sure how I got started making lists but I tend to do it more when I get bored and have nothing else to do. I'll usually make lists over pointless things like movies i've watched, video games I own etc. I usually just throw the lists away when I'm finished so I'm...
    AdorableCaterpillar AdorableCaterpillar 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    All Star Teacher Roster

    While Teacher Appreciation Day is in May, and it is now December, the teachers who left their imprint on my life are still in my thoughts. Hugs to all! Elena (aka Helen Lawrence) my Spanish teacher Mrs. Karen Mullen-3rd grade Mr. Hank Dietz-Jr High Science Mr. **** Bishop-Jr...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Dec 16, 2012

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    What Do You Do With Them?

    I am an osessive list writer too, but I never know what to do with them once I've written them.  I have scraps of paper everywhere.  I could just bin them, but you never know when that "list of things I had in my pocket yesterday" might be important. ...
    Pricey Pricey 26-30, M 7 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    I Am A List Maker...

    I dont care it its "what if" lists like what if we move, what if im prego, what if we get a dog, i make lists for a day trip, food shopping, to do, anything i drive my fam crazy
    ttlisaof2 ttlisaof2 26-30, F Jan 8, 2012

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    My Poetry Map

    I thought I would make a list here of poems I've written, and put in non-poetry groups. The title will be followed by the group it's found in(some others are in the group, "I Write Poems"). Warm, Safe, Secure - I Have Been Homeless Perfect - I Have Food Allergies Beach Delight...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Sep 15, 2013

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    Because if you are planning to do someting you

    are one step closer to achieving it.
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I Love to Cross Things Off My List.

    I make lists about everything. Things I have to do, homework, time exercised, when I'm planning on working and how many hours I have worked, groceries etc... Its not so much that I forget things, I tend to have a pretty remarkable memory, but I like to see my accomplishments...
    bluemooon bluemooon 19-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    Oh Goody, a List of Lists!

    they ground me. It all started back in seventh grade when my mom made me a list of housework to do each day for spending money. Disorganized to a fault back then, I was like a new convert to some obscure religion. I made lists for everything. I have gone through phases where my...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 4 Responses May 1, 2008

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    List Keep Me On Track!

    Life can get hectic and busy...so I make lists. It keeps me from procrastinating, or forgetting. Keeps me organized. The feeling of accomplishment I have when I cross things off my lists is an added bonus!
    lonelymom2 lonelymom2 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Feeling So Accomplished

    I love making to do lists and checking the items off. It gives me a sense of satisfaction...and keeps me from forgetting everything I have to do. I have yet to do my "bucket list" though. I'll have to put some time into that one.
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

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    Motivation 4 Me ;)

    I make list of things I have to do when I'm going to tidy my room. It's usually very accurate, because I like to tick every single thing I've made already. This is some kind of motivation for me to do the rest of things I planned ;) It works :D
    Flume Flume 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    I believe that everyone is entitled to opinions

    and that is why I do lists of all the things I like and don't like on my deviantart account. Now you may be one of those negative nay-sayers who says that I just keep them to myself and that they don't belong in my gallery and should just be personal things like on my journals...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 11

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    I Hardly Ever Use Them.

    I make shopping list and when I leave for the store....it's still on the fridge! Man I hate how forgetfull I am. Then I come home and see that I missed something and I get annoyed. Anyone else have this promblem?
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    1. Story

    1. I make lists for almost everything. 2. When I feel stressed out one of my very favorite things to do is make a list. 3. I love how lists allow me to organize my thoughts. Sometimes I just have too many of them! 4. I loveee my agenda. It is pretty much my life guide. 5. It...
    rasarica rasarica 19-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2007

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    Part Of My Coping

    for my anxiety. I worry I forget things, I worry about what to do next. Lists get everything out, plain, visible. They help me start. I also make knitting "lists." I like to convert flat patterns into circular patterns so writing it out is necessary. Things need to be flipped...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T Nov 15, 2013

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    Shopping List

    Today's grocery shopping list is courtesy of TheLeela, and FoodSmart Inc. Turkey Sausage Sweet Potatoes Fresh Asparagus 1 Red Onion 2 Avocados 1 Cantaloupe Kiwis Roma Tomatoes Kidney Beans Black Beans Artichoke Hearts Enchilada sauce...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F May 2, 2012

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    I. Love. Lists.

    I make lists for everything. When I am away from my list, I make a new one. Sometimes I make the same list 4 different ways. When I want to plan my day and make a list of activities in order, but am not sure how the day will go, I make lists for plan A, plan B, plan C, etc. I...
    pinkvinyl pinkvinyl 19-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2007

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    My Lists Have Lists

    I make lists for everything. I am slightly OCD when it comes to my lists too. If my husband writes on one of them I will rewrite the whole thing so it is all in my handwriting. My lists even have sub-lists that are extensions of what to do. I can't just have "clean daughter's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22, 2012

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    1. Make A List

    2. Cross off the first item for having started a list. 3. Cross off the second item once I've started crossing items off the list. 4. Stop fooling around with list items and mention something that actually /needs/ to be done. 5. Um... 6. But no really, I use lists all the time.
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2012

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    I Make Lists I Don'T Finish Or Look At Again

    Sometimes I make lists of things I've done, things I need to do, things I want to do and sometimes I use them to motivate me to finish things I've started, but a lot of the time I make them and don't look at them again. Partly because of my ILIASM situation I tend to feel...
    wantingandwaiting wantingandwaiting 36-40, M May 8, 2013

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