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July 17th, 2002

Datebooking

It’s that time of year: the time to get a new dayplanner. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a PDA-type of guy, I prefer a small datebook to keep track of my oh-so-busy life.

Every year about this time I stand in front of the display of datebooks at Office Depot or Staples and ask myself, “Big or small? Daily, weekly, or monthly… or weekly/monthly? Professional or collegiate?” and “Why do they bother putting ‘tips for writing a better resum?’ inside planners?” It never fails, though, I go with my old standby, a small At-a-Glance weekly/monthly calendar. I go for collegiate instead of professional because it’s cheaper and is pretty much the same product.

What’s your style, if you’re a datebook kinda’ person?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 17, 2002 -- 10:07:24 am
I just write stuff on the calendar in my bedroom. I don't have much to record, though.



FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 17, 2002 -- 11:27:32 am
Maybe I should pick up one of those planners with resume tips to help in the job search....

I actually stopped using dayplanners after college. I don't know why; they just fell away. But I almost always used a rather nice Cambridge mid-size planner. Super handy.



FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 17, 2002 -- 12:38:01 pm
I went paperless two years ago with a Palm IIIXE. I'll never got back to a paper planner.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday July 17, 2002 -- 12:56:17 pm
I like to memorize my agenda in my head, and if there is something very important I'll write a note on a scrap of paper.



FROM: Katherine [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 17, 2002 -- 5:39:26 pm
I'm all about this one. Been using it since high school. I tried to switch when I got my first real job, but I couldn't hack it without this exact format.



FROM: Dave
DATE: Friday July 19, 2002 -- 1:13:46 pm
I went to a visor platinum and I will NEVER go back to paper..



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday July 22, 2002 -- 12:32:12 pm
My brother got me a Franklin planner when I graduated from college. He's a very successful guy and swears by it. This thing is huge. It's been in the bottom of my closet for, let's see, six years now? My life is not busy enough to warrant anything beyond the free pocket calendars about the size of a checkbook they still give away at the bank.



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