October 07, 2005

Photo Friday: Five.

(Click HERE for larger version!) The nerd in me wanted to get a photo of two people giving/taking five. Or of myself with five arms or heads or something -- but I don't use photo-editing software, really, save for resizing. So, for Photo Friday: Five, here are five Moleskine Diaries/Planners, including my current big fat daily version and the 2006 daily desk size that a friend sent me for my birthday. The pocket weekly was ruined (if you ask me) when they went verticle. I even tried to use it, but I liked the page a day version. However, I find that it's an unhappy medium. With the weekly versions, you only get enough room to make lists, even the larger one that my wife uses. With the pocket daily, you think you could use it as a planner and diary -- maybe even for notes and doodles. But there's not enough room for that, so you wind up having to still carry a notebook with you. Carrying two books is a pain. I'm really really excited to get started on my 2006 large daily format, because I know it's the only book I'll have to carry with me. There's enough room for planning, recording what I already did, notes and library books to check out, addresses to jot down, doodles to doodle and pencil haiku to write (yes, I actually do that). True, it's the "large" one, but large Moleskines are no bigger than a trade paperback or other academic book or modern novel -- smaller, often. I always have a bag or the car, so that's no problem. And I get the convenience of carrying one book. And, you know, that might just be the sexiest Moleskine I've put my hands on yet.

4 comments:

Heels said...

I switched from the large weekly to the large daily for 2005 and I have loved it--it's packed with info from all year long, including addresses, recipes, doodles, every gift my newborn received in February, his milestones this year, etc.

The only downside is the weight. I'm glad, tho, to see your comment about the pocket sized daily b/c that's what I was planning to try for 2006. I think I'll stick with the big one.

Unfortunately, I still find it necessary to carry a large-sized Moleskine sketchbook with me at the same time.

Mary-Ann said...

I'm itching to get one of these, but is it 2006 or September05-August06? Or do Moleskine do both?

Pragmatik said...

The ones we can get in the US are only for the calendar year, so it starts in January 2006. I think ShipTheWeb.com might still have some 2005s at a discount, if you want to try one out. My wife did just that, and now she's hooked.

Anonymous said...

buy one from office depot and end IT.........