Notebooks to Write Down Information

@kobesbuddy (46374)
East Tawas, Michigan
May 3, 2018 2:27pm CST
Today I was thinking about how convenient it is, to have paper notebooks to jot things down. My memory isn't working the best, any more. This makes it simple to just write things down on a sheet of paper, so I won't forget. At times, a subject comes to mind, for a great discussion on My Lot. If I don't immediately ledger this idea somewhere, it will soon become history, out in the sea of forgetfulness! Writing things down, also uses my fingers to practice handwriting, which is almost a long lost art. Tapping on a computer keyboard has become the norm, for many of us. Photo: borrowed from Pixabay
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@Courtlynn (66113)
• United States
3 May
I have mamy notebooks but only use them for writing our tv lists, grocery store sales lists and shopping lists.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
Yes, we always have a shopping list tablet, in our top drawer:)
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@Courtlynn (66113)
• United States
4 May
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
I make lists of all sorts of things. The latest is a list of last minute things that we must pack in the car or the caravan before we take off. Before today we've gone without our toilet bags because we needed them at the last minute then forgot to pack them. I have a Word file where I write my discussions and if I think of something for a post I make a note at the bottom of the page. I've just looked and the file is named 'MyLot10' as it's the tenth file and it's up to 80 pages. Must be time to start MyLot11.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
I loved it when you wrote about your trip, last year! It was like a travel log, really interesting:)
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
@kobesbuddy Thanks. We're bound to have the internet from time to time.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
@JudyEv I loved your photos, too:)
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@toniganzon (49925)
• Philippines
4 May
I have a collection of paper journals and pens and I always keep them next to me.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
I use to write a journal each day. I miss doing that!
@toniganzon (49925)
• Philippines
4 May
@kobesbuddy I only don't have one journal, I have several for different uses.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
@toniganzon I loved keeping a journal, it helped me vent out and clear my mind each day.
@caopaopao (8623)
• China
4 May
It's really a good habit to write something down in case we forget. When I was young I could remember things well, but nowadays I always forget things, so I always write it down. Sometimes I write it in my smart phone.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
I don't have a cell phone, but plenty of paper and pens.
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@caopaopao (8623)
• China
4 May
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
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@DianneN (78053)
• United States
3 May
Notebooks are necessary for me, too. I keep scratch pads all over the house. Now where is my pen???
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 May
LOL Jay's the one who provides us with pens. Good grief, we probably have about 100 pens in our house!
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@DianneN (78053)
• United States
4 May
@kobesbuddy And we're both educators without enough!
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
@DianneN Also, he buys about ten notebooks at a time!!!
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@amadeo (65755)
• United States
3 May
it is all in my head.I know what I want to write.No tapping on the keyboard for me.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
OH, Alfredo you are our good example, to follow!
@dgobucks226 (12142)
5 May
Alfredo- it's nice to have a memory like an elephant. They never forget! (just kidding my friend)
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• United States
4 May
I always keep paper and pen handy, or I too will forget.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
I can't remember small details, let along anything important.
@Daelii (5593)
• United States
4 May
I keep a thought journal for topics for my blog! It helps!
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
Very helpful, for certain! If I write things down, those topics aren't lost in the hassle of each day.
@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
4 May
I like to type on my keyboard, but all my notes are written manually. I do not need to turn on the computer to read them.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
Some have developed too much dependency upon the Internet and a computer system. If the electricity or online service goes out, this creates a bad situation to deal with.
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@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
4 May
@kobesbuddy I fully agree with you. If there is a problem with the computer you lose all your notes. Once they are written on a piece of paper, they are always available.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
@LadyDuck That's why I'm careful, not to keep all my eggs in one basket:(
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
4 May
I have notes jotted all over the place but then sometimes I misplace them! LOL!
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
Oh yes, this is my problem, too! Keep tying stings on one finger, after another one. Then forget, I needed to purchase some more string today! LOL
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
5 May
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 May
@Ithink I learned that joke from Ernie, a character of 'Sesame Street!' I ran a daycare home, for six years:) lol
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@Tina30219 (34164)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 May
I write everything down especially on my sites.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
It's hard to remember even the small things, if I don't jot them down.
@Tina30219 (34164)
• Onaway, Michigan
4 May
@kobesbuddy I agree. I have a notebook with all my usernames and passwords in it
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
@Tina30219 If I didn't do that, it would be impossible to remember all those things!
@Marty1 (33553)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 May
Grear idea to keep lists! i am seriously going to start keeping them!
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 May
Those spiral notebooks are very cheap, we got these 2 for $1. I keep a stack in the office, to log everything I need to remember. On grocery shopping day, tear that list out and take it with you to the store! The next week, start a new list in your notebook and on shopping day, tear it out and do the exact same thing. When the notebook is all used up, buy some new ones!
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@Marty1 (33553)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 May
@kobesbuddy I am going to use looseleaf paper and label folders for them. I don't use spiral notebooks as the page get messed up so much, so i use looseleaf papers that stay neater when put in the appropriate folder. I like your idea of keeping a grocery list as I always make a list the day before or the morning i am going shopping. I am going to take your advice!
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 May
@Marty1 Great to hear and looseleaf paper works just as well:) I'm glad you like this idea!
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@sharon6345 (125605)
• United States
3 May
I use paper and pen for just about everything. If I have a post i open grammerly and make the post and save it.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 May
Good for you Sharon! So, you also write things down, right away.
@sharon6345 (125605)
• United States
3 May
@kobesbuddy all the time since my memory is getting bad.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 May
@sharon6345 If I depended on my memory to get things done, I'd be in big trouble! lol
@id_peace (6962)
• Singapore
6 May
I used to have such books for notes but these days I just used my own phone
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 May
And if your phone stops working, what do you do then?
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@id_peace (6962)
• Singapore
6 May
This is a good question. I will probably have to backup from my itune.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 May
@id_peace itune, instead of doing what?
@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
5 May
I write in a journal daily, with a sharp pencil. I also draft a lot of my writing - not the myLot stuff, other writing - with pencil.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 May
I use to journal daily, it's wonderful to do this. I miss using pencils, as I did before.
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@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
6 May
@kobesbuddy I never leave home without several sharp pencils
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 May
@valmnz Writing things down is very important, for many of us:)
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@dgobucks226 (12142)
5 May
Lists on post its, index cards or just plain paper are such a useful tool to a forgetful memory. Make sure you also have plenty of pens handy. I always forget where I place them along with my reading glasses BTW: Short memories work very well for politicians, lol.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 May
I agree, politicians say one thing, then two minutes later, they say the complete opposite! lol
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@aureliah (16091)
5 May
I also think that a paper notebook helps in a great deal. I also forget about discussions and other things not noted down very easily
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 May
I get a good idea, while doing something else.
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@just4him (116878)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 May
I use notebooks to take sermon notes, and notes from Writer's Guild, but mostly I'm on the computer too.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 May
We always have a stack on notebooks on the shelf, in our office.
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@Marvin15 (13)
4 May
You can store it on your phone and back it up that way it is safe I even if your phone is lost ...note book can get misplaced and damaged
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
I don't have a cell phone.
• China
4 May
I always have a notebook at hand as I mylotting and write down new phrases I come across on others' posts.
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@kobesbuddy (46374)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
I do the same thing, learning new things every single day:)
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