The past few months I tried carrying around a little wire-spiral notebook but it just didn’t appeal to me. My dad has done this for years, with great success, but I kept forgetting to write in it or check it. Eventually I was going to have to find something to manage my to-do list, because I can’t rely on my brain to track even 2-3 to-do items at a time, much less my usual 40 or so. I like to write down
Enter the Moleskine. It may just be temporary infatuation, but I love writing in it. I love checking my notes. I love crossing things off my to-do list in there. To this point, it has made my to-do list a breeze. I can’t imagine switching back to a regular notebook. The negatives are that they are of course expensive, they are habit-forming and maybe a little pretentious. The negative for you, the reader, is that now I’m one of those people who will pepper you with anecdotes about my Moleskines like I’m crazy woman with 16 cats talking about Mr. Whiskers, the feisty one. I irritate myself, in advance. But it’s true – they are great.
The moral of the story – stay off the crack, kids. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked for life.