One of the motivations in my personal zeitgeist as I started this site was my long fascination with other people’s handwritten habits and styles.
I recently noticed that the copious lists my Dad relies on have the same structure. For instance:
- Always two colors — the list title being a separate color from the body. In this case, Red.
- The title in all uppercase.
- The list items often in all lowercase.
- Though you can’t see it in the above example, he told me that to-do lists always have each item begin with the action/verb. “Wash dishes”, “Call doctor”, etc. There is generally space between the action and noun so that he can easily scan the list and pick out same/similar actions.
No particular point other than I find such things endlessly interesting.