About a year ago, I found myself having a lot of ideas while in the shower. It was terrific, but I often had too many to remember them all upon exiting. So: how does one take notes in the shower?
Dry erase, it turns out, is named so for a reason. So, this is all the further that experiment went:
I found a good solution for notes in the shower thanks to my friend Vanessa's help. It's pretty simple:
Your Shower PDA
- Purchase a Rite in the Rain Memo Book. I'd recommend the 6" by 3 1/2" Tactical Memo Book to maximize your page space per dollar.
- De-bind the booklet. This works better with Rite in the Rain's notebooks (bound with staples) and bound books (bound with adhesive).
- Cut the pages into into notecard size sections. I tried to keep these sections pretty uniform, as I'm more likely to use a nice-looking tool.
- Add a mechanical pencil and a binder clip. Voilà: you have a hipster PDA for the shower.
I opted for a mechanical pencil because I don't own a pencil sharpener, and chose a pack of cheap 0.7 mm BICs so that I don't have to worry if the moist environment destroys them.
For me, hipster-PDA-style notes are critical to my shower notebook being useful. If you leave the paper in the booklet, then the booklet has to travel between the bathroom and your office. I'd often forget to do that. Keeping slips of paper in the bathroom has been much better. With the hipster PDA, the note-taking apparatus stays in the bathroom and only the notes themselves have to travel.
The shower PDA has the added benefit of degrading a little more gracefully than Rite in the Rain's Tactical Pocket Notebook -- though that could make a good solution if you're more tolerant of gorpkins than I am.
Hope this helps you! Please let me know if it does.