It’s the new year, so that means it’s time to get your life in order. Really! And we think you can do it with the help of a planner. Whether you write things down in an online calendar, or go more old school, having a daily planner will ensure you never miss another important date — or dentist appointment — again. Keep reading »
For big dreamers, or those who want to remember their dreams, the first step is a proper journal kept by the bedside. This ruled moleskin journal with original cover art is a perfect place to record all the crazy goings on while you sleep. Or, if you prefer, use it write down you hopes sand dreams while you’re awake. The perfect gift for someone you love or … yourself. [$12, Etsy]
I am a very, very occasional journaler, mostly because I cannot deal with the pressure I feel to come up with a witty or wise way to summarize my life and day. But this Sentence-a-Day journal thing? I could do that! It’s an easy, low-intensity way to keep your memories in check. Concise and compact, I love the idea of being able to cycle through an entire half-decade’s worth of brief entries at the end.
In honor of Dear Diary Day, brave Frisky staffers share their most mortifying diary entries. Share yours in the comments. We promise not to laugh.
This is from Sept. 29, 2006. I was 22 years old, working as a newspaper reporter in Connecticut, and I was in love with a 37-year-old man. He worked at the magazine I had interned at the year before and had become a mentor. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
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Don Draper — alpha male, top ad guy and … diary writer? We never imagined that Don Draper would do anything as sissified as keeping a journal, and yet, on last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” he did just that. I guess he and Angela Chase and Doogie Howser have something in common.
We’ve unearthed a few secret entries from Draper’s most private pages, and are sharing them with you after the jump. Keep reading »
There are real downsides to writing about your life on the internet. For one thing, “sharing” — in the form of your deepest feelings or the most benign observations — starts to become a knee-jerk reaction every time something happens. A particularly awesome development on “Lost”? Tweet your reaction during the commercial break. Feeling inexplicably sad because the person you have a crush on doesn’t seem to give a s**t? Tweet “FMLFMLFML” and then pen a blog post about it the next day. Eventually you realize that your internal filter — the part of you that says, “I think I am going to keep this to myself” — has switched off. That’s what’s happened to me. Keep reading »
The always lovely Kingdom of Style points to Sarah Jane’s Nightmare Snatchers, a series of furry journals for logging bad dreams in hopes of a better night’s sleep. “The world can be a scary place,” RISD grad and designer Jane writes, “full of nightly noises, menacing monsters, and dreadful dreams. But not every monster wants to scare and terrify. With the help of a magical spell and an appetite for troubles, a monster can be your dearest friend.” Keep the Nightmare Snatcher diary by your bed, and when you wake up from a nightmare, read the spell at the beginning of the journal, write down your bad dream on its pages, and the monster Snatcher will eat your nightmares as a midnight snack. The one-eyed Hugmitten is my favorite. [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »
So, it’s possible that Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon aren’t calling it quits quite yet. Apparently, the two had a huge fight and Pam was a bit hasty in filing for divorce, because the diary on her website says, “We’re working things out…” We can only hope that there will be an Anderson-Salomon make-up sex tape in our future. [TMZ and The Official Website of Pamela Anderson] Keep reading »