I make lists when I can’t sleep. Books I want to read. Places to go. Names. Things. Colours. Words that start with L.

listography by lisa nola

I got this for Christmas. And I am writing an autobiography in lists.

List your biggest fears. Apocalypse. Spiders. Death.

List the countries you’ve visited. Ireland. France. England. Scotland. U.S.A. Dominica Republic. (Note: add more soon.)

List the people you’ve lived with. Jess. Chris. Alaina. Valerie. Rosie. Kristen. Taylor.

List your character flaws. Condescending. Judgmental. Intolerant. Selfish. Impatient.

List your guilty pleasures. Chocolate chips. Fried chicken. Disney Channel movies. Lifetime movies. TLC. Nutella with a spoon.

List things you think everyone should do if money is not an issue. Get amazing hair cuts. Order dessert. Live abroad. Learn.

List the things people should remember you for. Cheesy jokes. Words. (I’m stuck there…)

Something about making lists calms me. In the same way equations in math class used to. It’s a formula. A process. There is no interpretation, no overthinking.

This is a good time of year for lists. I will write a few more before January 1st.


  • By Faebala, December 30, 2009 @ 4:27 am

    This is why I do surveys!! Hahah. They’re my lists. Sometimes there’s just something nice about answering questions.

  • By Shaun, December 30, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    Is it wrong that some of your character flaws are the reason why I like you?
    And is TLC Tender Loving Care or Tables Ladders and Chairs? Because if so we need a wrestling night :D

  • By Hezabelle, December 30, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    TLC is The Learning Channel and it plays all those cheesy reality tv shows like What Not to Wear, Little People Big World, Say Yes to the Dress… etc.

    You like me cause I’m condescending? haha Awesome!

  • By Shaun, December 30, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

    Awwww I was rather looking forward to a wrestling night :(
    Well, its one of the reasons I like you hehe

  • By Eleni, December 30, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

    Yes! Nutella with a spoon. Soooo good.

  • By Lea, December 30, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

    I tried to stop making lists after I realized they were just markers of my insufficiency. Except shopping lists. Those are okay. Your lists are pretty awesome though.

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