I have a lot of blogs that I follow in my feed reader, but I don’t always have a great deal of time to read them all. My handy dandy solution is to simply lump them into groups of importance in my Google Reader.
I pretty much read the A List blogs and my Fun List blogs everyday, I get to the B List most days, the C List usually. The D List I just scan the titles for something eye catching read those posts and then delete the entire list en mass. New blogs get a separate folder where they stay for a while before getting a A B C or D ranking.
As harsh as it may seem, you can also do much the same for people in your cell phone. If you’re a player and trying to juggle and stay in contact with a bunch of women that you may see only on occassion, just flag them with a letter before their name and you have them ranked in whatever system you can dream up. Your A List girls you might do one thing for, the B List something else, C List you call back the next day etc. Whatever you can dream up and you want.
Though naturally I advise you to seriously control access to your phone should you do this. Unless of course you purposely decide to let it slip. If you do that I would suggest that you leave the highest rank empty for her to discover and ask about.
“So why are there no A List girls in your phone?”
“That’s the LTR slot…”
Then watch the mouse wheel inside her head kick into high gear…
Of course being married, I have no time or need for the games… well… okay I’ll spill….
I use for myself a number system and rank my most valued female contacts. “1 Jennifer” sits at the top of the list. It’s actually cool because about 40% of my outgoing calls and 75%+ of my texts are to Jennifer, so I get a lot of ease in quick keying replies etc.
“2 xxxxxxx” is my favorite female coworker and we do have a lot of contact with each other. Our work group is geographically spread out, but we’re a small team, so we do a fair bit of calling and texting each other.
“3 xxxxxx” is my female boss who I both love dearly and have a lot of respect for. Kinda Mom and Son in flavor.
“4 xxxxxx” is daughter #1
“5 xxxxxx” is daughter #2
Basically this group gets 90% of my out going calls, and 98% of my texts and they just all sit at the top of my address list. See how that’s all easy phone management.
On discovery of this ranking… #2 was quite flattered that she out ranked #3 in my phone, though I pointed out immediately that I do occassionally text a little too quickly and she was the only one in the top five that I could accidently send a flithy text intended for 1 Jennifer to and not get in serious trouble with. So she’s technically the buffer to the people that really matter… just a little neg there lol.
Hmmm… I haven’t done Simon Says with Jennifer for a while either….
I do find it very helpful to have my #1 ranked female flashed in front of my eyes as such at least 4-5 times a day. More important than the kids. More important than the boss. More important than female coworkers.
But remember of course that while she is my Number One, I’m still the Captain.