My Dad’s Lists

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.