I am excellent at making lists, I do it constantly ... but I never go back and look at the lists I make - so I keep making lists of the same things over and over
Somehow I manage to make it through life so I guess it works for me -
I do the same thing...I work in customer service, like on the phone, so all day I stare at a computer with no internet on it and no anything else really while I mindlessly talk about dental lab stuff, shipping dates, bla bla bla.
While I do that I churn out great ideas left and right, and I type them in a text file. Often at the end of the day I print it out, because anything we save is saved for everyone on this giant server...and enough people already think I'm insane after last winters knitting and crocheting...
But then I leave the office either A) not picking up the print off and leaving int on the printer...I honestly wonder what my coworkers think of the randomness of my lists or B) leaving the print of on my desk (or even worse throwing it in the shredder with the rest of the days shreds) and not actually taking it home.
If it actually makes it home, it's rare I remember to read my list. I only remember when, the next day, I am bored at my desk again churning out ideas.
But like you said, I some how make it through life, so something's working.