What’s Your Porn Star Name Pt II

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Did you work out your porn star name last time?

Mine was Scampy Pear Tree.

As a child, I had a tabby cat named Scampy who I adored and I was born on a street named Pear Tree View, presumably a former orchard.

I don’t, however, think I have much of a porn star career ahead of me with a name like that.

Just as well, really.

Last time, the title was a teaser for a post about how I systematize my life, a post that came to be one of the most popular on the blog.

After I wrote it, I became aware how much of my life has a routine.

And how I loved learning about other peoples’ lives and their little methods.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m the least spontaneous person you’ll ever get to meet.

And the following proves my point.

Thirty More Random Ways I Systematize My Life

1. I shave on Mondays and Fridays.

2. I pluck on Wednesdays and Sundays.

3. The kids change towels on a Saturday.

4. I change the kitty litter on a Sunday.

5. I switch to a new jewelry box tray every Monday.

6. I grocery shop on a Sunday.

7. I run warm water from cold to wash my face while I brush my teeth.

8. And while I wash my face, I run the shower warm.

9. I make the bed with the window wide open and in winter I close it straight after.

10. I don’t drink tea after 4pm.

11. I turn the lights out at 10pm.

12.  I do fifteen minutes of T-Tapp daily.

13.  And fifteen minutes of bill-paying daily.

14. I detox in our sauna for thirty minutes every day.

15. I wear makeup two days on, one day off.

16. I put makeup on or blow dry hair every day; sometimes both but never neither.

17. I leave car keys and cellphone in the car because then I know where to find them.

18. I fill up with gas at a ¼ tank full.

19. I clean out the car while pumping gas.

20. The kids lay the table for dinner.

21. The kids clear the table after dinner.

22. The kids clear the car of lunch boxes after school.

23. The kids bring down laundry every day.

24. The kids complete homework and put it straight in the car ready for school tomorrow.

25. I make school lunches the night before.

26. We eat out once a week, hubby makes dinner (or goes to the food court) twice a week; the rest of the time it’s me. Or we starve.

27. I buy meat once a month and freeze it.

28. I avoid alcohol, grains, sugar, nuts, grapes and brown, fizzy stuff.

29. I use email triage techniques to keep my inbox at zero otherwise it overwhelms me.

30. I blog on a Wednesday because it’s my highest traffic day.

31. I target 100% compliance and hit 80%. Because I’m a weak and feeble, frail human being…

Do you have a life like this? Or am I on my own? If I’m not, let me know your routines because there’s always room to add more method and less madness to my life. Let me know in the comments! I repeat, I am not a spontaneous person…

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Lisa Liguori
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December 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I LOVE this post. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who is so systemized.
Let’s see: I grocery shop and have library day on Thursday, Errand day is on Wednesday afternoon, and baking day is on Tuesday.
You are not alone Alison 😉
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Alison Golden December 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Hi Lisa!

I always want to schedule a library day but it never seems to work out.

When the kids were little, every naptime had an assigned chore. Mondays was Clean Highchair Day, Tuesdays was Twins Club Admin, etc. Someone told me that I was being very 1950s in my approach but hey, it worked and made me feel a little bit more in control of my pretty much uncontrollable life at that time.

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Jack
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December 8, 2010 at 11:27 pm

M y routine is to avoid routine, well I pretend to. I tend to hit the sauna daily because a good sweat just helps to clear my head.

I am organized, but I tend to hate being too regimented so I am always trying to balance being spontaneous with planning ahead.

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Alison Golden December 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I totally hear you, Jack. I try once a week to have a go-with-the-flow day and once a month have a DHT Day. That stand for ‘Don’t Have To.’ I don’t do anything I don’t want to – shower, clean up breakfast things, cook, make beds, anything. Usually I find I loaf about until around 2pm then I get enthused to do all those things anyway but it’s nice to give myself permission to only do them if I want to. More people should have DHT days.

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Mary E. Ulrich
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December 9, 2010 at 2:24 am

Alison, there is nothing weak, frail, feeble about you. No wonder you are the kick ass–get stuff done Warrior Woman.
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Alison Golden December 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Ahhh, you always say the right thing, Mary 🙂

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Beth
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December 9, 2010 at 5:08 am

Hi, I’m jodie westbrook, its nice to meet ya.

I wish I were as systemized as you, but I fall short. My inbox would give you a seizure. You will have to share your triage techniques sometime.
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Alison Golden December 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Hi Jodie:

Nice to meet you too! Just so happens I’m writing something up on managing email so keep yer eyes open! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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Natalie December 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I suppose this is why we both like the Flylady. However, it seems that maybe I learned from her what you already knew by instinct! I’m still working on my routines, but I’m a lot like Jack above. I think being raised by a military father on military bases and in Catholic schools disciplined me enough for several lifetimes and thus, as an adult, I chafe when given too much structure. (I have enough do’s/don’ts stored in my head to choke a 4-star general.) However, I do realize that it is better in many ways to wrangle my spontaneous nature into a more routine-oriented lifestyle — especially when it comes to my health. Let’s just put it this way: I aspire to be more like you!
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Alison Golden December 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Some of these things I’ve learned from Flylady! The fifteen minutes thing changed my life! And timers, I have hundred’s of them. Well, at least twelve. 🙂

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Galit Breen
Twitter:
December 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

oh alison, my inner ocd LOVES this! i’m part like this and part disorganized mess. but i love your systems. you keep rockin’ ’em! xo

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Alison Golden December 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Hello darling!

Your inner OCD – love it!

I have to admit I was kind of appalled when I saw that this post and the former one added up to FIFTY routines I implement. Yikes. And I keep thinking of more.

Someone should get me a diagnosis 😉

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Grams December 12, 2010 at 6:24 am

Hopping over from Blog Frog. I must say that’s a very impressive routine you’ve got there. I was more like that when I worked full time and had kids at home. Now, unless you count sitting in my pajamas, coffee cup in one hand, computer on my lap, and watching The Today Show and The View as routine, I don’t really have one.
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Alison Golden December 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Hi Grams!

Sounds a nice kind of life you have now, although I don’t envy you the full-time work and kids at home. That must have been hard. 🙂

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Jill December 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

whew!! I’m all tuckered from reading that!! hehehe!!

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Alison Golden December 23, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Tuckers me out doing it, Jill 🙂

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