Do 1 Thing

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.

My 1 thing!

To finally deal with a lot of stupid forms — some that I have to print out and scan back in to be paid, and others that I need to upload to a health insurance website so that I can get reimbursed. This doesn’t seem so hard, and it will certainly be rewarding eventually, AND YET. Days go by and I can’t get it together to deal with forms. But today. Today I will. Today I will do this 1 form-related thing.

What is your 1 thing?


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Blackbird (#2,196)

My one thing is to e-mail the apartment complex I’m moving into at the start of June to arrange picking up my keys and doing a walkthrough, and to ask about utilities. (There are two electricity utility companies with forms in my leasing packets and so I am so confused.)

lisaf (#3,089)

I’m going to buy more tiny lightbulbs for the vanity in my bathroom. 2/3 are burnt out now (the first burnt out a few months ago and I still haven’t got around to replacing it)

erinep (#4,236)

I have been saving this all week, just for today. I need to call and get an estimate for my dog’s probable knee surgery. Which will then set off three or four other 1 Things, like deciding how we are going to pay for it, calling his pet insurance company to see if they will cover it (not counting on it but omfg if they do!) and then into such things as figuring out how to get the neighborhood’s most prolific squirrel chaser to not do that on a recently operated knee afterwards. 1 Thing at a time.

Heather F G (#6,074)

@erinep Good luck! It is so hard to keep them still! Maybe a tempting velour pillow and delicious chewie would help.

crenb (#6,486)

@erinep Good luck!! Hopefully it won’t cost too much.

erinep (#4,236)

@Heather F I’m worried more about taking him out to do his business, seeing something, and lunging. As long as we put his stuffed toys away, he’ll be pretty chill in the house.

crenb (#6,486)

I need to check my bank account because I’ve been putting it off so I don’t have to face how broke I actually am. I also need to call my mom.

Stina (#686)

I made up and sent out an agenda for my board meeting on Sunday. In fact I did it right before posting so I could “complete” my task for the check-in.

Allison (#4,509)

I need to make an appointment for a haircut! Possibly this has been a thing to do for three weeks.

Heather F G (#6,074)

Much running around today, and all the days pre-wedding, and pre-DOLLYWOOD! I’m trying to figure out how to transport the tooth whitening supplies that I’ve committed to using them every other day till the ceremony because I am NOT GIVING UP COFFEE in my parent’s Honda.

Was going to close a bank account but I’m going to use my lunch to go out to eat something instead since between dance lessons/ wedding planner meetings I am not going to have time for dinner. So my 1 thing is now to try and squeeze in a trip to the gym, because LITERALLY every time I get on the floor to do a bicycle crunch at home my dog stands up on two legs, grabs my elbow, and starts victory-humping my arm. She did that yesterday and then proceeded to throw up perilously close to my head. Couple’s unclothed yoga, hah, I have one sexy workout routine already on lockdown.

erinep (#4,236)

@Heather F oh man! I am not the humpee in our house, but I was trying to do some yoga last week and got a wet willy as soon as I got on the ground.

ETA: spray bottle! random extraneous barking and humping have been almost curbed by the spray bottle. Now we just have to set it in front of him and he backs off. ilu spray bottle <3.

@Heather F I thought it was annoying that the dog comes and sits in my lap whenever I have a seated yoga position, but now I see how lucky I truly am. Namaste!

LookUponMyWorks (#2,616)

@TrotskyHoldsMyiPod @erinep @Heather whenever I hit the floor to do calisthenics, my dog stands next to me (or sprawls next to me) and just gently lays one of her paws on me and looks at me so intently, as if to say “Are you ok?” or “don’t bother.”

Heather F G (#6,074)

@LookUponMyWorks my dog DID that, very sweetly, or she would just chew her bone while lying on my feet, which actually HELPED with crunches, but then she quickly figured out which move got me to stop exercising and pay attention to her the fastest. She’s so funny to watch, like full-on That Kid in the Viral Video Doing Billie Jean!

@TrotskyHoldsMyiPod It feels great to be loved, right? Haha, and thank you.

@erinep GOOD IDEA! I love my spray bottle too but actually haven’t thought of using it for a situation that doesn’t involve teeth. The funny thing is, she was fixed at 6 months old, this is just her signature “I Win” move, ergo the name “Victory Hump”.

readyornot (#816)

@Heather F How did I possibly miss that your wedding and post-wedding festivities involve DOLLYWOOD?!? Man, Dolly Parton is my hero. Also, I got married in Townsend, just over the mountain at the base of Cades Cove. Sending you tons of good wedding vibes and East Tennessee love!

The bank account can get closed some other time, have fun at the dance lesson and gym!

Heather F G (#6,074)

@readyornot Haha, my wedding’s actually at this gorgeous historic home in KY the first week of June, but my brother-in-law is doing us a pre-wedding mitzvah by taking us on this Memorial Day trip! I’m considering it my better-than-a-bridal-shower party courtesy of him and my sister.

erinep (#4,236)

@Heather F He would bark just for the sake of barking, it seemed. We adjusted his thyroid meds and that helped a lot, but he would still bark from the end of his after work walk until we gave him his dinner bone (dried food soaked then stuffed in a hollow bone and frozen). About 6 weeks or so ago, we sprayed him when he started. He ran away! He barked after dinner, sprayed him again and that has basically been the end of it! I sprayed him while he was humping the man human (he would get a running start and launch onto him and sneak attack hump. SO funny) and now sometimes he’ll start again but as soon as I make eye contact or he says “buster stop!” he’ll look guilty and move away.

tl;dr the spray bottle has been a game changer

cryptolect (#1,135)

My one thing is to email that Ta-Nehisi Coates article to everyone I know. (I already did that, which is cheating.) Okay, my non-cheating one thing is to buy peanut butter and salad greens.

erinep (#4,236)

@cryptolect Oh thanks for reminding me, I need to get that tabbed so I can read it later.

To do: connect with temp agencies. I have been putting it off, because I feel like I really don’t have any skills temp agencies can use, and more rejection in the job search area is not something I look forward to. But it must be done.

@TrotskyHoldsMyiPod The great thing about temp agencies is that they need always need people. Trust me apply you’re going to get placed somewhere!

LookUponMyWorks (#2,616)

My one thing is to finish boring work thing I’ve been putting off.

RiffRandell (#4,774)

I need to bite the bullet and get 1 oil change before I drive several hours over the weekend. I also need to call and set up a consignment appointment which will probably result in another one thing.

callmeprufrock (#5,158)

I did my 1 Thing yesterday: dealing with the “I’ll deal with this later” pile of mail/notes/newspaper clippings staring intimidatingly at me from my desk. Today I need to have a Networking Meeting that I really don’t want to attend, but ought to. Woo!

CeeEm (#5,833)

My 1 Thing is to open the envelope on my desk which I’m pretty sure is an unpaid parking ticket notice.

Maybe next week, my 1 Thing will be to pay it.

hollanding (#6,076)

Finally buy a new, less breakable flash drive for work, then submit that AND some travel expenses from last month for reimbursement. Minor reimbursement, btu still nice.

Next week’s post-payday one thing: buying wedding gifts for all 3 weddings I have in the next 2 weeks.

ceereelyo (#3,552)

I need to write 8 intro emails to some new producers/brokers we want some business from and I just need to put some Beyonce on blast and get.shit.done! But I can’t, I’m one and 1 1/2 hours until IM ON VACAY AND I LEAVE THIS COUNTRY FOR NINE DAYS so yeah, I’m a bit distracted.

Heather F G (#6,074)

@ceereelyo Aaaah, fun! Have a great trip! And put “Partition” on for me.

ceereelyo (#3,552)

@Heather F – Thank you! hahaha my coworker just told me to put that on too! Also, I’m so into vacation mode I meant 1 and 1/2 hours AND ONE MORE DAY TOMORROW until I’m on vacation.

Caitlin with a C (#3,578)

My 1 thing is laundry. Boring week.

sschulz (#3,652)

You have inspired me to call the doctor’s office to have them fax receipts so that I can submit them to my payflex account. I hate anything that involves a fax machine.

readyornot (#816)

My 1 thing is to organize my citations and folder of pdfs of articles for the literature review of my dissertation and print out 10 of them.

Other assorted errands: go to the grocery store for supplies for heading to the mountains this weekend, making a peach-berry cobbler for my husband’s birthday, packing. And doing, like, normal work.

DebtOrAlive (#5,233)

ALL I HAD TO DO WAS GIVE NOTICE. But I couldn’t even do that, since the minute I walked in it was like “DoA this happened! Help!” “DoA, we have a situation, fix it!” “DoA there are four people on the line for you!” And now my boss is gone, and I have a flight to catch tonight, so instead of celebrating that I’m up out this bitch, I have to deal with this on Tuesday.


@DebtOrAlive you KNOW they did that on purpose

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