i was looking through my phone for a note i'd written myself recently, and i found a BOATLOAD of abandoned and forgotten notes i'd written myself over the past year. i don't have any idea what half of them even mean.


We haven't eaten anything substantive til 10am!
-You mean since 7am.

It's murphy's law!
-Yeah! wait what's murphy's law again?
Everything that can go wrong will go wrong
-Oh that happens to me all the time.

Someone needs to steal a motorcycle

Sticky picky

We're not getting any older

Making weird voices

-how about 730?


Nearly get crushed by stick thing

He looks like a movie star

Do you want to get the stuff?

The earth fell sideways


E 64th

Bing bing

Took cab ride with bipolar man?


i wish i were making this up.

what about YOU?
do you ever leave yourself strange messages you can't decipher later??

may your weekend be full of clarity :D


Josin L. McQuein said...

Not in my phone (I am sadly without - bleach water and cellphone are not friends), but I find scraps of paper like that all the time. The few I can read seldom make sense. Most seem to be the product of thinking of something brilliant while half asleep, and realizing later that half asleep = not quite awake enough to write clearly.

I do love that you posted "DON'T PUT THAT ON YOUR BLOG"


Heh... my ver word is "cones". Now I want ice cream and a stupid Dan Aykroyd movie.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Sometimes I can't decipher them even while writing them...

Jordyn said...

Hahahaaaa now I want to show everyone the ridiculous notes I have on my phone.


Remilda Graystone said...

All the time. One is: The day of breaking and then the date.

I know what I'm referring to, I just don't know what it means or what happened on that day. Does that even make sense?

It kind of sucks because the entire point of me taking down notes is so I won't forget something, but then I don't know what it means when I go back to it later on??!!?? What!?

Jennifer Jackson said...

"EXIT EXIT EXIT OMG THE SIGN" has to be my favorite. There is such an urgency with this! How long after you write them do you forget them?

maine character said...

I got a file I drag all my desktop scraps into. When it gets to 100 pages, I start to sort through it and find everything from letters I thought I'd already sent to lines of poetry that might actually be reminders of something I forgot to do.

And yeah, Jennifer's right about that line. It would make a superb ending to a YA sci-fi thriller:


Girl Friday said...

ROFL those are great :)

Sarah said...

Those are hilarious. I do leave myself handwritten notes, but unfortunately, I can't read my own handwriting, so they don't do me much good.

Misha said...

Lol no, for some reason random thoughts rush around in my head without making it to a writing medium.

Thank heavens. I think my messages would be just plain scary to the random reader.


Mary Vaughn said...

In my phone, on paper and on my digital recorder.
Worst offender is the nightstand pad. It's all jibberish in the morning!

LeishaMaw said...

Yes! I find bits and pieces of thoughts scattered in notebooks and scribbled on receipts, and I never remember why I thought they were brilliant when I wrote them. What a fun post. :)

Michael Offutt said...

I tend to scribble down phone numbers and forget to put down to whom they belong to. Then I find them later and wonder...what is this? The same goes for email addresses.

Travener said...

I always forget to write them down and then can never remember them. Alas.

Laura Marcella said...

I have scraps of paper like that! The best is when I wake up in the middle of the night and scribble something down when I'm still half asleep. It's pretty much impossible to decipher it in the morning. Good entertainment though!

RobynBradley said...

Love this! It's like a found poem! (And yes, I find random scribbles that I'm sure made sense at one point. I think. Maybe.) Happy weekend to you as well! :)

Krispy said...

LOL. I don't write myself that many notes, so I can't say this is common for me. On the other hand, I have tried reading through things from my yearbooks, and half the time, I have no idea what my friends or what I'm trying to say. We had a lot of inside jokes. I'm sure those messages were HILARIOUS at the time.

Leslie Rose said...

This cracked me up. I do have a single hot pink post-it on my writing board that says - dryer lint. No clue what I was thinking.

Tere Kirkland said...

The earth fell sideways? Love it!

Believe me, I do the same thing on my phone. Probably because I use it to write notes in the middle of the night when I wake up with an idea.

Sometimes they make sense, sometimes (here's one straight off my phone:

the sorcerers need to change their hats?


Have a great weekend!

TKAstle said...

Perhaps you should have a Janet Reid-esque contest and give a prize to the one who can use use the most of these in a 100-150 word story. That could be pretty hilarious.

Marsha Sigman said...

I am a lover of the post it note. I find them everywhere with random things written on them.

I can only deciper about half because my handwriting is horrible and at some point in the last ten years my husband has become illiterate. Or he speaks another language.

I also keep a misc bullsh** folder on my computer. It holds the secrets of the universe. For real.

erica and christy said...

A note that's currently stuck to my office phone, in my handwriting, on a pink post-it note, at this minute says "Wednesday, don't forget."

So far 2 Wednesdays have gone by and nothing untoward has occurred. Waiting until the hammer drops...

HowLynnTime said...

Lets see....nope

I know what all my notes mean...well not at this exact moment...but
- nascar bird talk

silly skilly iland

ash-lies for meet or

and a drawing labled "swamp gast with goolie eyes"
mine are all over half used kiddy notebooks.

we won't discuss the numbers and little doodles that sometimes run over my important stuff...

Girlinbetween said...

LOL! This is amazing.

I often leaving myself notes, insulting myself.




Oh dear..

Ishta Mercurio said...

LOL! I keep a dream/idea journal, and I often can't remember later what I thought was so great that I had to write that dream/idea down. Oh, well.

K. Howard said...

"The Earth fell sideways" sounds like an awesome first sentence. Just saying.

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