February 13th, 2006

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weird me

I have a lot of weird habits, but I don't always know which ones are weird. But this one I know is odd. When I'm on the phone, particularly at work, but also at home if I'm not otherwise occupied, I take copious notes. Even on personal calls. And they are, of course, usually in Karen-speak so I usually know exactly what was said in the conversation based on my notes but I'm not sure anyone else would. I also tend to just keep running notes on a paper without breaks between calls. It always starts out as doodling, but at some point I write down a key phrase that someone says and I can't stop.

As a result, I have LOTS of sticky notes and lots of legal pads filled with notes that probably don't mean a lot to anybody but me. I occasionally go through them and throw them out. Writing things down is one of the ways that I remember things, so really, I don't need to keep most of them at all. Once I've written it down, the note has served its purpose. Here are some recent samples (some names eliminated or XXX'd out, phone numbers all changed or X'd out):
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