Steps in the Creation of a List

By Francis Heaney
  1. 1.
    Gratefully stop working on a project that is due in three days.
  2. 2.
    Think of a title.
  3. 3.
    Fruitlessly search for late-night snack in kitchen.
  4. 4.
    Pet cat.
  5. 5.
    Write first list entry.
  6. 6.
    Write second list entry.
  7. 7.
    Notice extreme similarity between first and second list entries.
  8. 8.
    Scrap original concept for list.
  9. 9.
    Reflect that any idea for a list contains the seeds of its own repetitiveness.
  10. 10.
    Resort to cheap self-reference.
  11. 11.
    Pet cat.