I wrote a scree on copyright issues over on my comics blog. You can view it here.
overbook: transitive verb: to issue reservations for (as an airplane flight - or in our case, items to be accomplished) in excess of the space available.
similar words: over committed, over optimistic, stretched too thin, squeezed.
A dog will only eat a wasabi pea off the floor once.
As my looks are beginning to go, so is his eyesight.
I was raised with a Scots/German dedication to setting goals. I imagine this was to teach me discipline and help me maintain a forward momentum. I'm sure it was not to create a constant sense of inadequacy. That was just a bonus.