This post was originally published in 2009 (can we say “ice age”?), but one of my friends was just complaining about her genius shower ideas going down the proverbial drain so I wanted to give it a second look. Want to make sure that never happens to you? Read on…
One of my favorite things about working from home (besides doing laundry while I have phone conferences with high level executives – it makes me laugh) is the freedom it gives me to work the way I work best. A lot of the work I do as Chief Operating Officer of Here Comes The Guide is a little tricky and requires thought before action. I wish I thought best at my desk, pen in hand, glasses perched elegantly on nose, looking pensive. Nope.
I think best when I’m wet. There it is. I said it.
When I have a very tricky situation to deal with at work, I often will close my laptop and take a shower. I’m not sure why, and I know I’m not alone in this, but my clearest, most creative thoughts come to me in that shower.
That’s why this product is pure genius: AquaNotes from MyAquaNotes.com. It’s waterproof paper and who among us knew such a thing existed? I’d been thinking that a shower whiteboard would be great, but when my friend Sharon gave me these AquaNotes (thank you, Sharon!), she pointed out that this is better: you can rip off the sheet you’ve written on and take it wherever you need it. GENIUS!
It truly is waterproof, too. I got it very, very wet, just to see if I could destroy it. The paper dried normally and feels just like real paper. And the pad/pencil combo is a super cheap $7! This product may be the culmination of all human potential. Just sayin’.
If you love the idea of being able to write in the shower (or the elements) but don’t like the whole “suction cup” vibe, how ’bout the Rite as Rain notebook? It’s got a spiral binding and grid paper. You know I love me some grid paper!