Oh, starting in on me already? Sweet.
I love the idea of “noticing notebooks”.
10 years ago, I watched Ted Talk by Angela Maiers where she talked about noticing notebooks. Every since, I’ve tried to keep one.
Yes, it is. I’ve got some really cool composition notebooks, some smaller ones, a couple of notebooks that are supposedly water-resistant.
All about noticing the things around me. The comments from students. The ideas bounced around in a meeting. The craziness of life.
The problem is, I can never find them, thus the title.
I love Barnes and Noble for a ton of reasons, but I really love them for the discount stuff. Those books and things people didn’t purchase that they are finally trying to just get out of the store? That’s where you’ll find me.
I found this really awesome one with an Irish knot on it, dark green, thick clean paper. It’s pretty sweet.
I have no idea where the #$$#)(* thing is at.
I’ve filled notebooks with ideas for writing (duh), for school, just ideas about life.
But, the one that is completely blank, I cannot find.
So, as you are in your hurry around the world, doing awesome, being awesome, keep your eye out for my notebook.
Because there’s some noticing that needs to be done.
And it would be a shame if that noticing wasn’t done. If that genius wasn’t recognized. If that idea wasn’t given a voice.
We all need it.
March 10, 2022 at 10:56 pm
Notebooks are like reading glasses. You need lots of them everywhere, because you can never find them.
March 10, 2022 at 11:41 pm
That is SO TRUE!! 🙂
March 10, 2022 at 11:45 pm
I also love notebooks. And am forever trying to be organized – the green one for this project, the blue one for that. And invariably fail.
March 11, 2022 at 9:36 am
Yup, been there too many times! 🙂
March 11, 2022 at 12:25 am
It happens 😄
March 11, 2022 at 9:37 am
This reply just made me smile. Simply, yet powerful, and true! 🙂
March 11, 2022 at 12:27 am
This is a clever way to celebrate the power of notebooks and writing in notebooks. And that title is perfectly fine. In fact, that word you did not write is one of my favorites; however, I used “boobs” and “virginal” in a post a couple days ago, so I might not be the best judge in this community. I’ll look for your notebook in Amsterdam when I arrive later this month.
March 11, 2022 at 9:39 am
You are going to Amsterdam?? How cool!! Why are you going?
March 11, 2022 at 4:01 am
I’m sure you took the word right out of some of our mouths here, when we can’t find something!
March 11, 2022 at 9:40 am
LOL!! One of the reasons I really never minded a mask, I mutter constantly about things I’ve lost!! 🙂
March 11, 2022 at 12:25 pm
I agree! That’s one reason I want the mask on too!
March 11, 2022 at 4:40 am
This is me, a hundred times a day. About everything. Where did I leave my phone? Where is my notebook? Where are my notes for my lesson plan? Where’s the text I’m teaching? Wait, where’s my phone?? I love the idea of noticing notebooks. Because I lose everything, I actually keep my writer’s notebook at home. It’s too precious to misplace in my classroom. I need a secondary notebook for all those noticings!
March 11, 2022 at 9:41 am
There are those days where I find ALL of my notebooks, then look at all the cool stuff that I’ve noticed. Those days are so far and in between. The lack of organization is a stressor for sure!
March 11, 2022 at 11:28 am
Darin, our trip to Amsterdam is part of a Biking river cruise that starts in Amsterdam and ends in Basel, Switzerland. We’re arriving early so we can visit The Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and take a ride on the canals. There’s another museum I hope to visit, too. It houses Hirl with a Pearl Earring. We’re staying a couple extra days in Switzerland, too.
March 11, 2022 at 1:21 pm
First you get many points for buying notebooks. Then many extra points for writing in them. And the lost notebook gives points for being an inspiration for this slice.
March 11, 2022 at 8:56 pm
LOL…I can’t seem to stick to one notebook, so my thoughts and ideas are scattered from one journal to the next. I’m sure Old Man Winter blew it along with its howling wind, sure to land somewhere to be noticed.
March 12, 2022 at 1:44 pm
So clever. I’ve started use a super thin notebook for that and slipping into my school bag as soon as I write in it.