March 29, 2008

the girl who made lists.....

i've discussed my love of list making many times. besides sorting my trail mix, list making is a favorite OCD behaviour. it's somehow soothing to be able to check things off of a list. and just having the list is a way to try and control your life when it feels out of control. read this article about the birth of the thesaurus. it's really interesting and more then a little sad.

sad:

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: unhappy

Synonyms: bereaved, bitter, blue, cheerless, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, disconsolate, dismal, distressed, doleful, down, downcast, forlorn, gloomy, glum, grief-stricken, grieved, heartbroken, heartsick, heavy-hearted, hurting, in doldrums, in grief, languishing, low, low-spirited, lugubrious, melancholy, morbid, morose, mournful, pensive, pessimistic, somber, sorrowful, sorry, troubled, weeping, wistful, woebegone

Antonyms: cheerful, happy

i did an image search for "vintage thesaurus" and got the image at the top. weird, huh?

2 comments:

glittermom said...

We are a family of list makers..

Chris said...

I'm big on lists too. Google Notebook is like crack for me now. I can have lists and track them electronically and update them at any computer or even on my phone.