Do the 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.

Me And My Boo in My 1 Thing Riding

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.

Goodbye 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.

It’s Time to Do 1 Thing

Each of the editors will be taking turns with Do 1 Thing starting this week.

1 is the Loneliest Number That You’ll Ever Do …

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.

The thing I really should do is go to my stupid health insurance webpage and find a stupid doctor to take care of a small but annoying problem. It’s the kind of problem that surfaced LAST YEAR just before my family’s 7-week Great Escape and I waited for it to go away on its own as we made our way through two or three different countries, until I finally limped into a Spanish hospital and begged for help. A punctual, kind, and handsome, though sadly not very English-speaking, doctor gave me a temporary fix, and then said I’d need to get real attention once I returned to the States.

Of course, I didn’t. Now that it’s summer again the problem is getting harder to ignore. I hate bureaucracy and the thought of maybe having to have surgery (!) and not being able to walk (!!) so I just keep putting it off. But. Today I will change all that. Today I will find and call a doctor. Today I will DO 1 THING.

How about you?

I Emailed the CEO of Bank of America to Fix My Credit Score (And He Did)

Originally published March 13, 2013

There is in all of us I think a tension between sharing something wonderful and keeping it secret inside you so you can enjoy it on your own. I once hid from friends and family the fact that I was watching and enjoying Friday Night Lights, because I wanted it to be mine alone. I’ve refused to explain where exactly a restaurant is to avoid diluting the pleasure it gives me with someone else’s. But eventually, my desire to keep all joys to myself is overpowered by wanting everyone else to be happy, and I reveal the existence of the pizza place that doesn’t actually have a street address, just a random intersection where you pick it up like a drug deal.

My most recent discovery is entirely credit score related—perhaps not as exciting as pizza drug deals, but also maybe for some of you, far MORE exciting. A few Saturdays ago I was checking my credit score. You know, basic Saturday shit. I was looking to see how much it had improved in the two years since I last fucked it up.

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.

Doin’ That 1 Thing You Do

What's on your to-do list?

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?

I Will Always 1 Thing You

Anyway please note that my 1 Thing is not to roll over the 401k so much as it is open a single envelope that I have had sitting in my purse for a week. Anyone feeling more ambitious than I am?