In trying to finish transitioning from my old backup drive to my new backup mini thumper, I ran across a file with this content:
-take car in to get checked -order lion king tickets -clean room +do laundry +organize honeymoon continue working on g4g saap psd write more for guestlist application call mom
It’s an old todo list. The modification date on the file is 8/10/02. Yup, exactly 8 years before my daughter was born.
I used to keep files like this around quite a bit. A minus sign means that I haven’t done that particular item and a plus means I’ve done it. I don’t know what the significance of a leading space is.
At this time in my life, I was:
- just over three months away from getting married (on 11/9)
- just under a month away from losing my job (on 9/2, because my employer went out of business)
- and three days away from my 24th birthday
And today, I’m glad that I have OmniFocus.