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Carlotta / April 12, 2006 1:52 AM

To get home safely from this 24/7 gym, where it's 1:50am and the night bus no longer runs as far as I'd like it to go.

printdude / April 12, 2006 6:40 AM

I am in the midst of much planning:
• My garden Layout.
• downstate camping trip
• Sox game tailgate.
• breaking 80 on my next golfin' round
• an organinzed trip to Gary to see the Railcats
• World domination.
• my day

waleeta / April 12, 2006 6:55 AM

My final Masters thesis.
My trip to NY this Easter.
My move to a new apartment.
A friend's surprise party next weekend.
My trip to ....? this summer.

christian / April 12, 2006 8:11 AM

An evil, lame and boring delivery day.

slb / April 12, 2006 8:24 AM

This weekend's bike ride.

finding a new job.

winning the lottery (which would render the previous planning unneccesary).

Virginia / April 12, 2006 8:28 AM

Tonight's Seder

Grad school

How to make the most of these last 46 days I have in France.

mike / April 12, 2006 8:39 AM

Planning to be more spontaneous.

april / April 12, 2006 8:44 AM

–a workout schedule
–eBaying a bunch of crap
–helping my new roommate move in this weekend
–a dinner party for my coworkers
–purchasing a new camera with a hefty pricetag
–updating my portfolio
–coming to terms with the possibility of moving to Boulder, CO in the Fall

amyc / April 12, 2006 8:53 AM

--business trip to Tucson in two weeks (sucky)
--romantic getaway to Boston in May
--the final project for my master's
--volunteer schedule for the next couple months
--giving the apartment a massive spring cleaning this weekend
--the next DIY Trunk Show
--another shitty workday

Nat / April 12, 2006 8:56 AM

How to make the most, lunchwise, of a Friday off from work.

Staci / April 12, 2006 8:57 AM

My move! I can't wait. It's all I can think about because my current apartment is crap. My friends want me to plan a party for my upcoming birthday, but my move is taking up much more of my planning time. I'm very excited.

Jason / April 12, 2006 9:13 AM

I'm planning what to do after work today. If it doesn't rain, it's sure to be beautiful, and I want to be out in the world...

robin.. / April 12, 2006 9:23 AM

why, i'm planning the same thing we plan every night, Pinky....try to take OVER the WORLD!

MikeH / April 12, 2006 9:36 AM

My trip to Italy in September...

My summer (the festival schedule is now online)...

A big spring cleaning...

A weekly yoga schedule...

How I'm going to cope with the loss of my foster dog for the last 2+ months who will be going to her "forever" home this Saturday...

C-Note / April 12, 2006 9:39 AM

I'm planning to crush my exams. I'm planning to kick ass this summer. I'm planning to get my foot in the door at one of the most powerful & competitive firms on the planet for the summer of 2007. I'm planning to be at the forefront of progressive litigation in the 2010's and '20's. I'm playing for all the marbles.

bartleby / April 12, 2006 9:58 AM

A trip to watch the Northwoods League in August.

Shylo / April 12, 2006 10:00 AM

- weekend tile job
- staircase replacement
- basement framing
- pergola construction
- garage roof
- etc.

leah / April 12, 2006 10:00 AM

*A trip to Isla Mujeres with my bestest gals next month.
*On wearing skirts and only skirts until Halloween.

gate / April 12, 2006 10:03 AM

To raise a people's army and seize control of the state.

paul / April 12, 2006 10:18 AM

* to blow off paying taxes to the last moment (it's not procrastination if it's planned)

* a camping trip to Hoosier N. F.

* what would be good with the lamb shanks I'm cooking this weekend

* my packing for a trip to Sicily in May

* learning Italian by then (still in the planning stages)

* being completely broke when I get back

miss ellen / April 12, 2006 10:21 AM

my life....but that's about all i can say!


fluffy / April 12, 2006 10:35 AM

-my trip to NJ this weekend.
-Deciding whether I should go to the Mets game Sunday with my brother-in-law
-Spring cleaning list
-whether i want to get back together with my ex-boyfriend
-planning on being a robot or maybe a potted plant in my next life.

Baldeesh / April 12, 2006 10:41 AM

-Thursday night antics
-Trip to the greenhouse this Saturday
-Mom's birthday this Saturday
-How the hell I'm going to survive Easter and Aunt Bertha
-Making skirts a major part of my wardrobe
-And other things, but this was all I could come up with at the moment

lp / April 12, 2006 10:45 AM

the transition from knee high boots to ballet flats.

j-train / April 12, 2006 11:26 AM

A surprise b-day party for my mom's 60th this weekend. Never done a surprise party before, I think it's really going to catch her off guard! Gotta clean her bathroom and kitchen (else she'd be embarrased) without her wondering why.

Also, running away to Scotland for 6 months this summer, starting on April 30th. Biggest plans there involve Scotch. Gotta pack.

pseudothoughts / April 12, 2006 11:48 AM

redesigning my site
an easter lunch
parts for my gf's new singlespeed
giving my dog a bath

laura / April 12, 2006 11:49 AM

i'm planning on making a super nice poster for some super nice people!

Steve / April 12, 2006 11:50 AM

Our move to the 'burbs, which takes effect when we take possession of our first house come mid-May. Sad but true, a decade in the city comes to a close as pragmatism finally kicks Peter Pan in the arse. : (

steven / April 12, 2006 11:59 AM

moving, moving, moving

bam / April 12, 2006 12:17 PM

• Today = What meat to grill after work to act as a base for a nice layer of maytag blue.

• This week = Adding moving water to the back garden, how many GPH need to flow how high to get the desired sound? Given the prevailing winds, will the water land in the target vessel so as to be pumped back up and then fall again.

• Next week = 3x expansion of front garden beds now that evil neighbor kids have moved away.

• This summer = how to dupe friends into camping places you can't exactly drive to, or shower at.

hench / April 12, 2006 12:19 PM

get a new job.

work out some radio promotion stuff.

work out some music publishing stuff.

figure out some actionscript junk.

plot the next bike ride.

sanne / April 12, 2006 12:21 PM

How the hell i'm going to come up with enough money to go to the grad school that I love.

dan / April 12, 2006 12:37 PM

Big Apple Bagel or Jimmy Johns for lunch?

Should my girlfriend cancel (re-schedule) our trip to Punta Cana in two weeks, since it's supposed to rain the whole time?

Should we accept jobs in Japan this summer?

kate / April 12, 2006 12:38 PM

Grocery store
Not falling off bike... again.

Sam / April 12, 2006 12:42 PM

*How to apply for a job at Starbucks without feeling horrible

*Whether I should go to a park

*A gallery show


fluffy / April 12, 2006 1:35 PM

honestly, i'm planning on getting a bottle of booze from the store across the street and making my coffee a little more 'interesting'. It's just one of those days.

Veronica / April 12, 2006 1:40 PM

Also planning on wearing skirts for the summer, which involves doing lots of calf raises and mental preparation for baring my legs.

I'm planning on moving in a couple of months, but it's still to early to check out the ads.

For tonight I'm planning on watching Lost!

marie / April 12, 2006 1:55 PM

- My move to Minneapolis
- My summer travels to either Spain or Thailand
- My future family
- My husbands birthday
- My next hair color
- My next Ebay search and purchase

Libby / April 12, 2006 2:29 PM

Our wedding!

And how to stop obsessing over it.

amy / April 12, 2006 2:47 PM

- getting to yoga on time tonight.

- kidnapping my pooch from the ex (i abhor breakups) so i can go to the beach with him tomorrow night.

- making it through the rest of the workweek without totally freaking out.

- volunteering with first slice on saturday morning

- figuring out what i'm going to do with my extra sox ticket on saturday

- planning the Easter menu for the weekend.

Pedro / April 12, 2006 2:56 PM

My escape - and I'm half way there.

mike / April 12, 2006 2:56 PM

I'm planning to buy a pair of suede Pumas.

Josh / April 12, 2006 3:29 PM

- Implementing the next step in my demanding exercise routine.
- Avoiding meat & poultry because I'm bored with it.
- Bicycling everywhere unless it's raining or beneath 32 degrees.
- Smoking some more pot tonight.
- Dusting off my Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley CDs to compliment this weather.

Amy / April 12, 2006 3:35 PM

I'm planning on throwing my computer out the window because it's so freakin slow!
For real:
buying a new bike
a trip to San Diego
lecturing my boyfriend for letting his car get towed (again)

heather / April 12, 2006 3:56 PM

I'm planning my las vegas wedding and the chicago fiesta that follows.

I'm also planning on moving back from the 'burbs in september.

the plans to watch my 6-month-old neice grow up and fend off all "when are YOU having one!" questions are firmly in place, however.

Dr. Nofeld Von Evile / April 12, 2006 3:56 PM

Well Mr Bond, since you are about to die in an elaborate manner, I'll tell you.

First, I plan to hold the world ransom for one hundred billion dollars. Then I plan to launch a satelite in space that can control what channels people can watch on tv. After that I will clone my cat, Mr. Snuckums... and humanity will devote itself to changing the Snuckumses' litterboxes...

Oh wait... how did you get free!... Don't point that cat at me... Noooo!

YO / April 12, 2006 4:10 PM

My living funeral.

YO / April 12, 2006 4:10 PM

My living funeral.

JP / April 12, 2006 4:45 PM

I am planning on:

Finding a new apartment. One that is not in WrigleyVille.

Finding a new boyfriend who gets along with my cat and does not live in WrigleyVille

Making a decision about grad school

Getting a real job and stop temping my life away

Buying some new sexy underwear to facilitate all of the above

Annie / April 12, 2006 4:46 PM

- Getting out of a reception after work

- How I'm going to pay my taxes

- How I'm going to pay for my dog's $3000 surgery

- How I'm going to pay for my trip to Mexico

- How to rob a bank

- Or gettting second job, but the bank heist sounds much more fun.

corydalus / April 12, 2006 4:47 PM

"Planning?" What is this "planning" of which you speak, Oathopper?

d4v3 / April 12, 2006 4:55 PM

- the most kick ass vegan seis de mayo party eva.

carrie / April 12, 2006 5:01 PM

* My trip to SF next month to visit my best friend
* My mini birthday party on Tuesday night movie night in Grant Park
* My housewarming party
* Talk to the girls in my class at the Field and see how I can work there, too

Lisa May / April 12, 2006 5:12 PM

1) My escape. From a stuffy office with no natural light. And lots of work, none of which I particularly want to do right now.

2) What I'm going to wear for my best friend's wedding. We bridesmaids have been put in charge of our own outfits. It's a blessing and a curse.

3) What color yarn to use for the next baby hat - gotta pile them up in preparation for the 7 kidlets on the way. (Not mine - other people's.)

Dunl / April 12, 2006 5:36 PM

-- Route for bike ride home from work tonight

-- Best public transportation from SFO to downtown San Francisco Friday evening.

JasonM / April 12, 2006 6:36 PM

Planning to open my own consulting firm where my primary concern is helping people find money for graduate school.

Hey, I said that jokingly, but that sounds like a good idea.

Lisa / April 12, 2006 9:11 PM

My escape from work that bores me to death, to work that inspires and challenges me.

My trip to San Diego to see the Cubs play the Padres in May.

josh / April 13, 2006 8:15 AM

Finding a new job.

Finding a place to live.

Moving to Chicago.

Turning a really great friendship into something more because I've realized I'm in love with her.

madachode / April 13, 2006 8:45 AM

deporting urban wannabe's whose parents pay the rent back to the suburbs and banning them from returning to my city. if they return, the mom gets beat

daruma / April 13, 2006 9:14 AM

Trip to New York City! Mets game, Tribeca Film Fest, SNL (hopefully - rumored host - Phillip Seymour Hoffman/ mg - Red Hot Chili Peppers), black and white cookies, lots of walking!

Rebecca / April 13, 2006 10:20 AM

How to pay for grad school...

nicoscelseagirl / April 13, 2006 11:08 AM

a trip to the house on the rock, WI

meels / April 13, 2006 11:08 AM

not so much planning, more like daydreaming about moving to peru for 2 it september yet??

Baldeesh / April 13, 2006 11:42 AM

All the fun stuff involved with a new apartment.

Dino / April 13, 2006 11:51 AM

How to potty train our 2 new Chihuahua's.

Will Zolna / April 13, 2006 12:15 PM

Trips to get me far away from here - London this summer and Australia for XMas!

roy / April 13, 2006 1:48 PM

my trip across the country to be with the boy i love

jen / April 13, 2006 2:36 PM

a trip to Dollywood...

everything I'm going to do at home in Ohio this weekend!

other general warm weather plans - BBQs, camping, beaching, biking, mischief ;)

Moon / April 13, 2006 7:07 PM

I'm planning a great summer. I went out yesterday and walked around and said "This is going to be a great summer"

Lots of beer gardens, good music, books, running, etc. - I think I'll have to join a health club at the end of summer, because I plan on getting fat.

Toni / April 13, 2006 10:37 PM

A day off work tomorrow with a hair cut, massage and shopping.

A party a week from Saturday--interestingly enough, the three couples invited were all in the Peace Corps. My husband and I weren't.

A two-week trip to Germany during the World Cup--should be fun!

Sam / April 14, 2006 12:27 AM

A global take over, to end apathy, human rights abuses, and to make housing free!

Jaye / April 14, 2006 7:30 AM

my day

- the post office
- a quick run to the store
- my friday client
- walking home
- taking my kid bike riding
- the ever continuing work of improving my website
- off to the black beetle for a drink to cap it all off late tonight

jbelle / April 14, 2006 9:32 AM

my move back to Chicago.... Whoo Hoo!:-)

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