Did you see it coming and were you prepared for it? Or were you taken by surprise? I have a habit of always buying more than I currently need when it comes to paper because I can’t bear the thought of running out when I have something that needs to be written down- a thought, a quote, a phone number, a grocery list or a Thank You note, I want to ensure there’s always more than enough paper to suit my needs.
Do you keep enough on hand, or do you find yourself scrambling to replace your favorite tablets once you run out?
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Has this ever happened to you? Definitely not cool. I usually wash tissues and money. I find it amusing when I pull out an intact tissue from the dryer when I know that one sneeze would normally rip it apart, but washing a tablet would make me very sad.
“Washed my ￼ notebook with my clothes this weekend. Grrr. Not one of the chores I was hoping to cross off my list.” Image courtesy of joel_wallace on Instagram
Hannah W. recently sent us an e-mail asking if we were aware of any good quality sticky notes – she was hoping that there might have been a Rhodia option that she’d somehow overlooked but unfortunately, we do not currently sell any Rhodia Post-It style stickies.
Do you have anything you can suggest or any comments on her question? I’ve always found most sticky notes to not be very ink friendly – and I’m wondering if it has something to do with the glue…
At approximately 3×8″ the Rhodia No. 8 pad is no doubt the ultimate list-making tablet, but as I started thinking about what other purposes this narrow pad might serve, “Note Taking Bookmark” came to mind. I read a lot of non-fiction and I am always underlining, highlighting, and writing notes in the margins – especially when I don’t have a notebook close at hand. A single sheet from a No. 8 pad tucked inside the cover of a new book would serve the dual function of holding your place while also giving you a surface to jot down notes while reading.
Have you found any other uses for the No. 8? What if you turned it sideways?
No. 8 Specs:
- 74 x 210 (3 x 8 ¼”)
- 80 sheets of 80g RHODIA superfine vellum paper
- Available in grid or lined ruling
- Original coated card cover in orange or black
- Card board backed
- Micro-perforated sheets
- A great pad for To Dos, tasks, shopping lists or to write down orders.
I usually go to the grocery store without a list and come home with things we need as well as a variety of flexible ingredients that I know can be used in a number of different dishes. Unfortunately, my husband Jeff does not share in this ability and requests that I give him a specific list of things to buy which pains me as much as I’m guessing it does when I tell him to just “go get groceries.”
I decided to try and see if we could meet half way by my showing him a few meals that could be made from common ingredients that could be put on a list of things to “always buy if we are out” when he goes to the store. Knowing how much Jeff loves meatloaf, I also challenged him to search for a recipe so he could better see how these common ingredients are used across different recipes. His first choice was this Martha Stewart Classic Meatloaf recipe which we made together and is in the oven as we speak.
A comment to a recent post mentioned the concept of “Ink it when you think it” which in it’s simplicity, seems to be an absolute golden gem of advice for capturing and retaining our fleeting thoughts. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost what I thought at the time was a brilliant idea because I didn’t take the time to write it down. “Oh, that’s so good, I’ll remember that for sure!” Then POOF! It’s gone.
The frustrating thing about this is that I always have pen and paper close at hand- or at the very least, a note taking app on my phone. So I am capturing some things, but not as much as I would like. In this article by Sam Horn, she mentions the use of a small tablet or notebook carried with you everywhere which if dedicated to this particular process, might not be a bad idea for me to try. (I’m thinking Rhodia Unlimited)
How about you? What is your process for retaining your own fleeting thoughts?
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What’s up with all the zombies? I mean, they’re everywhere. On tv’s The Walking Dead, in the Resident Evil movie series, in books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and games such as Left 4 Dead. I first took real notice of them in George Romero’s 1978 classic Continue Readering »
Remember when I said that I took a day off last week and was brainstorming new Rhodia posts? I must have had some serious Rhodia on the brain because the other day I woke up having had the most amazing dream of being in Hawaii (never been) and I distinctly remember there being 8×11″ Rhodia pads with orange covers in the hotel room. Someone somewhere was recently talking about the disappearance of hotel stationery, so I sent Karen a note asking if there were any hotels that offered Rhodia in the Room and as it turns out, the Delano Hotel in South Beach Florida stocks our Rhodia Webnotebook in their Mini Bar – something along the lines of an in-room shop box. I was thinking more of a dotPad in the desk drawer, but at least I’ve planted a seed!
In recent times, do you ever go looking for the hotel stationery pad?
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Does this look like you? If so, I want you to know that you are not alone. From the mundane to the incredibly important, I know lots and lots of people that save their notebooks. Why do people hold on to them? I’m guessing each person would probably have a different reason but more often than not, I think it’s probably to look back down the mountain to see how far they’ve come.
Why do you keep your old notebooks?
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Oh yeah! More new Rhodia stuff to give away today! Continue Readering »
Can you imagine what a sad day it would be to wake up to a pile of empty tablets with something in your head just bursting to be written down? Nope. Me either. Why? Because I’m a paper addict and I could never bear the thought of running out. But if by some freak accident I did run out, I wouldn’t put it past me to start writing on napkins, brown paper bags, junk mail… You get the picture.
The next time you place your stationery order, don’t be afraid to get a few extra tablets- I assure you they will be put to good use.
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Sometimes we need a bit of encouragement with a dash of motivation on the side- (Monday morning grumble grumble) which is why I started subscribing to the daily “Notes from the Universe” at TUT.com.
My message for today is: At any point in one’s life, Stephanie, the greater the uncertainties they face, the greater their chances of “hitting a home run.”
TUT which stands for “Totally Unique Thoughts” offers reminders of life’s everyday magic and our power to deliberately shape the lives we lead.
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Despite there being a plethora of marker brands out there, at some point the idea of a permanent marker became synonymous with Sharpie. I guess they managed to corner the marker market. (heh)
I mean, doesn’t everyone have at least 1 Sharpie in their house? For as long as I can remember, I’ve used these permanent markers pretty much exclusively for addressing packages. I do somewhat remember that one other brand that had the amazingly strong smell – and they’d squeak when you write on poster board with their chiseled nibs.
I mostly just use the black ones in a few varying sizes, but I do have a few other colors, including silver. I’ve tried their paint pens and “Bleedproof” pens but they didn’t really suit my needs.
Are you a Sharpie fan? Do you use them mostly around the house like me, or do you use them for art? for work? Bleedproof pens in your Webbie?
If you’ve never visited, Sharpie has a pretty cool blog.
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Multi-tasking devices are not just cool but also practical and the Rhodia Mouse Pad is an obvious choice. Acting as a cushion for your mouse and also a note/doodle/list/sketch pad – if you haven’t already tried one, we think you might like it.
30 sheets of 7 ½ x 9 “ 80g grid ruled Rhodia paper has a non-skid backing to stay where you put it.
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I have Rhodia tablets that look just like this. Do you as well? Mine would live at the bottom of my purse and the edges of the tablet would begin to get a smooth and worn feel to it over time- but when you’d fold the cover back, a fresh sheet of paper would be ready to jot that quick to-do list, items to pick up from the store, or a quick note to be slipped into the lunch bag of a loved one.