Friday Five

Here’s this week’s Friday Five, happily posted before it’s Friday on the West Coast to freak out

  1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why
    not?

    I am definitely an organized person. I can’t stand it when
    anything necessary is out of place. I pay more than my roommates so I can
    have a private bath (both out of my cleanliness bug and the fact I need to
    keep things in order). I maintain catalogs of my CDs and DVDs, and update
    them as soon as I add something to the collection.
  2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you,
    and do you use it regularly?

    I have my Hiptop which I carry everywhere and does
    all those functions. I use it all the time, although my “unencumbered” life
    lately doesn’t have me needing a lot of time organization. :)
  3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now?
    No,
    because there is an unnecessary CD, a tissue, and a slinky on the desk which
    do not belong there.
  4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not
    matter?

    CDs: Alphabetical by artist, then chronological by
    (original) release date (with live and comp. CDs shifted all the way to the
    left (oldest)(Update: I mean all the way to the right). DVDs: Alphabetical (only violation of this is to group
    series together. i.e. John Waters’ collection is grouped under W).
  5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to organize?
    Cataloging and Ripping my CD collection was terrible as I waited until it
    was 350 CDs deep before getting started. Now that it is all done it is
    pretty easy to keep it updated. You will think I am crazy, but since I am
    such a neat freak about my desk, when I buy a new CD I don’t remove it from
    my desk until it is added to the spreadsheet, the webpage is updated from
    the spreadsheet, and the CD is ripped. That usually motivates me to update
    the catalog pretty quickly to avoid desk clutter. :)

2 thoughts on “Friday Five

  1. I did not realize you were such a neat [freak?] and organized person. This brings to mind a funny comment my history prof. made about Italians and Germans (believe me, this IS going somewhere). While discussing the Germans (in this case the Nazi party) and their ability to organize, he contrasted this to the haphazard nature of Italians (specifically the Fascists). BUT I wonder if this has some merit… I hail from an Italian background and as much as I would like to be uber-organized I am not. I’m constantly late, I forget stuff and my desk to quite often cluttered. SO are you part German?

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