Things. Objects. Are they the same?

Obviously not. With "thing" we can indicate more than just an object.

"I have things to do.

I won't say "I have objects to do." No, not at all. At times, though, we do use "things" to refer to material objects. So, perhaps I should talk about material objects.

For now I'll talk about things, though. What sorts of things? (One obviously has to sort things, since there are so many types of them)

Things that matter to me - that's what these Trivial Tidbits are about, no? But also things that are not important, even to me. Hence, they are trivial. Trivia, even, at times, but by the very fact that I discuss them, occasionally at length, they are not trivia.