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August 24, 2011

Thing #1: The Arrival of the Life Changing Planner

In an effort to prevent my blog from going silent (or becoming a shrine to pinterest), I am embarking on a series of updates I am affectionately (read: lazily) entitling "things"- the first being the most important.  Okay, not really, but it sure is awesome.

Lets rewind to about a month ago. There I was, studying for the bar exam. This means I was on Twitter.  When all of a sudden I start to notice of buzz about this new customizable Erin Condren Life Planner.  I look it up and OHMYGODIMUSTHAVEONENOW!  Then, I looked at the price and it was $50 and I thought to myself "Hmmm, I am going to have ponder this one for a bit."  Don't get me wrong, I like office supplies as much as the next person, but $50 is a lot of money to spend on a notebook.

Flash forward to the night before the bar exam.  I am studying (which means I am on twitter) and I see a deal for half off the perfect planners on plum district (think groupon).  Since I am in a state of total and complete pre bar exam panic I do what any rational person would do and I ignored the deal and continued studying. 

JUST KIDDING!

I bought the deal and proceeded to spend an hour custom designing my own planner!  It was awesome!  I totally did not regret it the next day when I couldn't remember all the elements of adverse possession.

So the thing about these planners is they take like five gazillion years for you to get them.  They are made by a small company and they are custom which means they take time.  But I have no patience, so this irked me a bit.  I wanted my planner now, damn-it.  But my mother's voice was in my head, and I repeated her mantra of "all good things come in time."

My Mom never actually said that, but she does say a lot of other good things.

Que a couple days after the bar exam.  Twitter is all a flutter.  Apparently every single person on my Twitter feed bought a damn planner via the plum district deal.  People are pissed because they got an email telling them a hacker broke into the website and deleted all the orders which meant everybody had to reorder. 

But not me. Woot! I didn't get an email so my planner was safe!

Or so I thought.

Two days after everybody else got the email I started to get nervous so I emailed the company to make sure my planner was safe. I found out that my planner was deleted too.  NOOOOO!!!!  I reordered that damn planner and found out my 15 days started all over again! I CAN'T TAKE THIS KIND OF SUSPENSE!

So...almost a month after I place the initial order, my precious little planner arrived.

If you still don't understand why I love this planner so much let me show you the state of my old planner...


And now! MY NEW PLANNER!!!!


Look at those tabs! And that full calender sans coffee stains!


And a week-by-week calender!!!


AND POCKETS TO HOLD THINGS!

I am like a kid in a candy store.  I take my new planner everywhere.  I sleep with my new planner.  I shower with my new planner.  My new planner helps me brush my teeth and makes dinner.  When people walk by my office I scream out "WANT TO SEE MY AWESOME NEW PLANNER?" (I even sold a few for you Erin Condren so if you would like to send me a thank you that would be awesome.)

So anyways, while not a huge moment in the life of the average person this planner has completely changed mine.  Stay tuned for Thing #2...and I'll give you some hints: It involves the son of the namesake of one of the most hated freeways in Dallas.

5 comments:

Jessica Renee said...

AAAGH I am SO jealous!! Another blogger posted about that deal and I kinda blew it off..When I realized I NEEDED one, it was too late :( I'm glad you love it though, I'm definitely getting one if there's another deal!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I have heard the love of these planners and wish I could get one! But I'm a Google Calendar/iphone user and keep everything on there. So it wouldn't be of use to me, which makes me sad, because they're gorgeous.

Maureen said...

I like that you posted like a poorly-lit photo of the original and then a brightly lit! well framed! beautiful! photo of the new one. Very nice. It's like infomercial style.

lifeofadoctorswife said...

WANT. That looks awesome! Totally worth $50, but even better that you got such a deal!

agalandherdog said...

I'm a planner freak and I'd love to get one of these. Sadly, my Franklin Covey will have to do for now . . . Love yours though!

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