musings on the ordinary from a retired drama professor
Friday, April 23, 2010
Day 14: Day-Glo 3 X 5 cards
I'm a nut about 3X5 cards. I use them for everything. A few years ago I discovered these psychedelic fluorescent colored cards. I turn the cards into a little note pad by stacking a group of the colors I like and then using padding compound to seal one edge, making it a PAD of index cards. You can buy Padding Compound to turn scratch paper into pads of paper. I can pull one off and stick it in a pocket or wallet as a shopping list or DON"T FORGET card.
I use the cards when I teach. I stuff it in a pocket. A two hour class lesson can be found on a single card. It may have a series of bullet points with cryptic phrases like: `Word Ball ~Leave the Room for the Same Reason ~Hat Game ~Three Word Sentences . . . ~CROW . . .
There is something helpful about the bright colors. I may forget where I put a note, but I often remember that it is on a lime green card. Sometimes I give one of these little day-glo pads as gifts. Folks like them. I think there is a business opportunity here.