Steve Allen is a retired soldier, freelance editor and occasional writer. Roaming the Pacific Northwest, Steve lives near Seattle with his beautiful wife, two daughters, a goofy black Lab and a neurotic Terrier.
Help! I am addicted to Post-it Notes!
Looking around my office work space, I realize that I have about a million Post-it Notes of all kinds, various shapes, sizes and colors. Most of the Post-it Notes I have are used for marking books that I use for reference in my writing and taking notes in my 20 or so note books when I have an idea.
Before the advent of the wondrous and extremely useful to the prospective writer, Microsoft One Note 2010 program, I used thousands of Post-it Notes that are still stuffed in books, magazines, and lots of steno note pads scattered around the house.
I always keep at least a pen and a small note book with me to write ideas whenever they may strike. All of my little steno note pads are festooned with Post-it Notes in a jumbled haphazard mess that only a savant may be able to discern.
I tend to favor the more traditional square yellow Post-it Notes but also have ones in fluorescent colors, and pleasant earth tones. I have never found a Post-it Notes that I do not like as long as it is sticky and has room for my illegible scrawl.
I have Post-it Notes made from recycled paper, paper from Earth-friendly eco sources (sugar cane waste, kenaf, etc.), and Post-it Notes from the most destructive eco destroying companies on the face of the Earth.
I have large 5 x 9″ lined Post-it Notes for making detailed, long lists, and little tiny Post-it Notes barely able to hold one line of text.
I know I am seriously OCD, which has gotten worse since the onset of PTSD, but I still collect Post-it Notes in an ever growing collection despite my excessive use of them. I have enough Post-it Notes that should either the SHTF or TEOTWAWKI, a black swan event, or another Carrington Event. I still have enough Post-it Notes to last me for a while. I may run out of reading material though.
Even with the advent of Microsoft’s One Note 2010, I still feather books, magazines and steno note books with lots of Post-it Notes.
What are your favorite Post-it Notes?