maura @ 9:50 pm
I’m having some organizational issues lately. Not that I’m feeling disorganized, more that I’m no longer quite sure what’s the best format for my stuff. Help me internets!
(n.b. this post will be long-winded and boring. you’ve been warned!)
Okay, so there’s work stuff, which I’m entering into the work email calendar thing. Then there’s home/Gus stuff, which I write on a calendar hanging on the wall at home. But it would be nice to have a computerized linked-up calendar with Jonathan for home/Gus stuff, now that we are both working. Everything in the same place, living the dream!
I was using my 8 yr old Visor to keep track of stuff (retro!). It worked well when I was in library school — I esp. like the ability to make lists and memos. Who doesn’t love lists?! And I could occasionally even jot down a quick blag on the subway.
But the PDA thing is just not fitting in with my slick new work lifestyle. I don’t just sit at my desk all day, I’ve got places to go! I’m already usually carrying a phone, keys, ID, notebook, and pen, and not everything has pockets.
Mostly I am trying NOT to get an iphone. For all the usual crunchy,
stingy thrifty, spazzy, whiny reasons you can probably imagine:
Too expensive! What if I lose it? Or drop it and it breaks? Okay, actually, I have never broken a cellphone and have only lost one. And I learned my lesson there, boy howdy. Sandwiches can be dangerous!
Also, you have to get a more expensive plan when you have an iphone, because if you have the ability to surf + email from anywhere of course you will! And do I really need to be surfing + emailing from everywhere + anywhere? Does anyone?
So I went to this old school office supplies place near my new job and got a paper date book. Not sure if it’s really going to work out either, but at least if I drop it I won’t be out $400.