I’m on to something I swear! Just humor me and read my ramble-y introduction and I SWEAR you will derive some sort of useful information from this entry. I’m on a never ending mission to be completely organized. Yet, somehow, I am remarkably scatter-brained amongst my perfectly planned out ideas. I don’t know how this happens, but it just does. I am SO on a mission to be organized, that I spend lots (and I mean LOTS) of time perusing the stationary aisle. I suppose you could refer to me as a wee bit OCD. It’s okay; I don’t mind. I’m well aware of myself.
edit: I DID, by the way, find that planner I was searching so desperately for. It was glorious.
So back to my OCD…For one thing, I am a google maniac. Well, almost. I must admit that I have somewhat strayed from my google-y ways, and gave in to my unfaithful and self destructive desires by using Windows Live as well. I’M SORRY! I realize that cheating is a very serious situation that should not be taken lightly, but there’s just something about that crisp scaled down main page, with its large beautiful picture…but that’s besides the point. I really hate hotmail and I NEVER use it. I like my Gmail, thank you very much. My school has it’s own Live.com address so I have my Knight’s email through there too. Don’t look at me that way. But back to my original point- I LOVE GOOGLE! More specifically, iGoogle. I use everything in there. I have Gmail, Google Docs (which is a LIFESAVER by the way!! I can take things out of my email and store them on google docs, never to be lost again!), that little google chat thing (sometimes, if I see somebody on), the labels, Googlemaps, etc. I HAVE NOW DISCOVERED SOMETHING ELSE WONDERFUL that will make my website organization easier. GOOGLE NOTEBOOK! The reason I like it so much is because I’m always finding awesome things online that I either 1) want to employ in my website somehow or 2) write about.
If you don’t know me very well, then you probably don’t know that I have an awful short-term memory. I can remember things from probably 18 years ago… (no joke! I remember things from when I was 6) but I can literally forget something I was either about to do, or plan on doing in the matter of .05 seconds. I know this shows through in my writing, but I suppose that’s what keeps it personable. Nobody likes boring hum-drum writing… right? So, Google Notebook comes in handy because you can literally clip out what you want to remember from any website, and it stores it, in all its glory, for you to either publish onto a quick html google page, or export. You can grab either text, images, media.. whatever you want. You can also use it to collaborate with other people (which is something google docs does too!) so you can share something you plan on working on. If you want to. If not, you can just horde it to yourself. That’s what I do… it’s pretty clear that I’m not a team player. Haha. Google Notebook is also pretty handy-dandy when you’re writing essays or working on a project. You can save the select information that you’re citing, rather than just bookmark a whole page and forget what exactly it was you wanted in the first place. So if you are looking for a new way to stay organized, when dealing with college stuff, please sign up for a gmail account and play with all the neat new things they are coming up with in Google Labs. Also, as a side note, I’m starting to pick out my color scheme that I plan on using when I FINALLY get around to working on my new website layout. I know I’ve been saying for about a year now that I would be putting up my own design, but we all know I am a writer, not a designer, so it’s prooooobably going to take me a good amount of time. Just wanted to say that! Bye for now. I shall leave you with this lovely piece of work: