21 September 2012

Free for All Friday No. 201

Our 201st FFAF! Somehow, the number 201 reminds me of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Do you use your Filofax for anything movie-related? I like to keep a list of movies that I want to see. Or do you write reviews of movies after you've seen them?

I suppose you could also carry pictures of your favorite movie stars in your Filofax, but if you do that, I won't tell anyone...I promise!

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  1. I have a picture of James Franco as the background on my dashboard. Don't tell! :)

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  2. I cannot ever remember movie titles after the movie is over, so I've begun noting movie titles with a very brief note on the plot to jog my memory later.

    Related, I listen to a classical music radio station all day, and when music plays with which I'm not familiar I jot it into my filofax when the radio announcer says what it was and who the composer was.

    These habits are some of the reason why the filofax is so massively stuffed!

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    1. Jotting down 'future purchase' titles while in the DVD store is also a good use - and an excellent reason for using pen and paper rather than a smartphone. Try dong that on a phone and you'll stil be there at closing time...

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    2. I do have an app for iphone/pad that alows me to scan the barcode of books in a shop and add them automatically to a book wish list. Quick. If not exactly discrete if used with ipad. I am not sure if there is one for films.
      It is of course pointless since I love my Plum Osterley with beautiful Jill Bliss paper to bits and have set it up as a reading filo. So then I copy the ipad notes in there anyway!!
      Or maybe not pointless since I always have the app with my and not the Osterley. But then I now have a chameleon wallet as well so i could write in there and then copy..... urrgh! Time to stop this comment before it gets silly :)

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  3. My chameleon has a real fading problem. Ive had it for a week and the clasp is fading white in some places. Is this a common problem? :(

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    1. Sounds like yet another example of shoddy FF product workmanship to me....return and get a replacement?

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    2. Yep, my raspberry compact has faded on the clasp, bottom of the spine and corners..Read on someone's blog last week that their aqua a5 had a big white streak and they had to bleach the rest of it as Filofax said they couldn't do anything.

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    3. Now that you mention it - my aqua pocket chameleon is also fading on the clasp. I use it as a purse so it's in my bag all the time so I just assumed that's why. Suppose I've got to allow for wear and tear?

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    4. My A5 aqua is also fading on the clasp. It seems to be normal.

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  4. io ho Mark Hamill giovane età (star wars) :) non dirlo ^^

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  5. I also keep a list of film and TV to watch

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  6. I don't keep a list of the movies I watch (I used to do this in a moleskine notebook, but got bored as I watch like a movie a day) and I can always remember if I have seen a movie.

    What I do keep a record of is movies /DVDs I own. I seem to move house every 6 months (for the last 8 years) Every time I move I seem to end up with someone else's movie or realise when I next want to watch a particular movie that someone has nicked my copy.

    I am packing up yet again this weekend. So this list will come in handy.

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  7. I don't keep a list of movies, but do have a weekly what I'd like to see on tv and hear on radio.Helps me to plan my time constructively. Also means I restrict my tv use, to just what I truly enjoy, otherwise it is all too easy to tv graze and watch a load of aimless tat!!!

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  8. I have a whole A5 Filofax dedicated to my book and movie collection, I also have a section for future purchases, release dates, book to movie details and when released at cinema and to buy etc etc

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  9. I don't yet but it was only yesterday I was thinking (while cleaning the TV unit) that I needed to make a list of DVDs/Videos we own in my Filofax for reference when shopping.

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    1. I have bought duplicates of books in particular on more than one occasion (I have a lot of books). Does anyone have a Personal sized template for a book catalogue, possibly Excel-compatible?

      Oh dear...yet another argument for A5 format < head in sand >.....

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    2. I'd be happy to make one if you could give me more details about what you'd want on it. I'm not clear what excel compatible would entail though?

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    3. Thanks for the offer, but I can easily make one myself.....that was sheer laziness talking!

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    4. Aww, shame. Weirdly I love making templates. I've whipped up more than I can physically use this last week. I will literally end up with a template for everything - at least that's the plan :p

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    5. I try to keep everything to plain or lined paper - that way I can stick to Cotton Cream which is the characteristic of my current setup....I'll certainly be making something to list the books though, as it's not unknown to come back from the shops with duplicates of stuff I already own. Bizarrely, I once bought two copies of the same book, on the same day, from separate bookshops.....

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    6. I can't handle too much plain paper, even my notepapers are decorated with patterns and characters. I like knowing I can make anything to match.
      I do currently like having plainer templates tailored to what I use them for though. It acts as a reminder of the many things I'm supposed to be recording.

      And that is quite bizarre! I've not had many duplicate book problems, but I've laid off obtaining them quite a bit the last couple years... since I got banned from bringing home any more stray books and ran out of sofa cushions to hide new ones under.

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    7. Happily one of the house rules at Popely Towers clearly states that books are not a luxury and may be purchased at any time, regardless of whether money is available or not.....

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    8. 90% of my books are purchased on amazon for 1p + the £2.80ish postage... i don't know why i bother with book shops! I need to stop buying books my mum already has and just 'borrow' them when i go down to visit her though!

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    9. I like the sound of the Constitution of Popely House! I'm going through the same A5/Personal dilemma, David. I even bought a beautiful A5 in tan bridle leather from ebay, ready for the move, and it is sitting there, expectantly, waiting to be filled, but I keep thinking of the day I weighed my A5 Cuban Zip and found it was 2.3 Kg. Its becoming a bigger and bigger overhead of my time, printing things for work, and having to cut and punch to personal size. It was so much easier and quicker when I used the A5, and I really miss that ease and speed. But I still prefer the portability of the personal.

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    10. It's not obtaining books that's the real problem... its where to put them afterwards. Does anyone have ingenious book storage solutions?

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    11. Paul, it's a serious and ongoin dilemma. When I'm using my A5 Kendal I *love* the space, but when I have to take it out (which is often, because I don't subscribe to 'satellite' binder theory, i *hate* the fact that I've got it under my arm. The messenger bag (see previous posts) has helped me a fair bit in this respect, but it's still so great to have the Personal in my hand, with all my lists, diary, credit cards, business cards etc ready to go. I guess I'm always going to be vacillating between the two....

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    12. Tilly, we've got round it by removing mostly all the other furniture except for book storage. Works for us....

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    13. But then I'd have no where to put the ridiculous amount of art and craft supplies... hmm, maybe I could build more storage out of books...

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    14. I'm struggling between the Franklin Covey Classic (similar to A5) and the FC Compact (similar to Personal). I made a pros and cons list and finished off with what I love most and least about each. For each I wrote: Love: size. Hate: Size. Now how do I resolve that???

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    15. Hi Tilly
      I have the whole of my CD collection on Excel and would love to have the contents on my Personal Malden, is it possible to convert Excel to Personal?

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    16. Hi Anthony

      There *must* be a way of doing this....I shall give it some thought on my return from holiday.....I know there is a difference between Excel 2003 and Excel 2010, which is that Excel 2003 had a facility to create a custom page size, whereas Excel 2010 takes its paper sizes directly from the installed printer (that's progress for you, eh?). Let me know which version you're running....

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  10. I have a single sheet in my personal of the films I should watch on Love Film Instant to make the most of the free membership I wangled until Christmas. The ones on disc go straight to the rental list on the site.

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  11. My new A5 Grey Osterley just arrived!!!

    (I just needed to tell someone who might appreciate my joy.)

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    1. Congratulations on your new purchase!
      And yes, your joy is very much appreciated here :)

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    2. Oooh! I feel the love too. I crave one of those.

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    3. Congrats! I have a personal brown Osterley and I love it!

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    4. Yes indeed, congrats on your new pride and joy! I'm still waiting patiently for my "on order" purple Malden Personal from Pens and Leather. ETA went from early June to mid July and now it's late Sept. At this point I'm just hoping it arrives someday!

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    6. Valerie - I ordered a wine Holborn Personal from Pens and Leather and I received notice that it had shipped yesterday...I am just curious...did they not have yours in stock?

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    7. Congratulations! How exciting! I was in a meeting yesterday, I pulled out my Aston and the woman next to me pulled out her brown Osterley! I just wanted to grab it and flip through it!

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  12. My home made set ups are still in progress at the moment but I plan to have lists for films recommended to me, for films so obscure I can't find them yet, for future release dates and notes on films to review or recommend to people. I also watch a lot of zombie films and I like to keep track of the quality and quantity of zombies and humans vs zombies scores so I'm sure I can work this in somewhere!

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    1. Mmmmmmmm Zombies.....you should contact Mrs P here at Popely Towers, whos a Big Time Zombie Lover (although not sadly a Big Time Filofax Lover). She can be found at @exploitica, runs the blog at www.exploitica.com, or DM me @davidpopely and I'll send you her email....

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    2. Ooh I am loving that site already! I'll check it out in more detail later. Perhaps Mrs P can be persuaded otherwise once my zombie survival and research filofax style binder is in order!

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    3. You're welcome to try! Mrs P advises that she has a blog post about Piranha (the film and the remake, not the fish!) stuck in the pipeline for ages....she's not just lost interest!

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    4. ~Squee!~ I love Pirahna! It was actually one of the first monster B movies I remember seeing (after Jaws) and I'll always remember it fondly. I wasn't so fond of the remake but it did give me a good giggle. Rest assured I'll be back to read the site through when I'm supposed to be doing less other things!

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    5. You should definitely be talking to Mrs P. I'll be tripping off to the pub :)

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    6. Oh, I love zombie & monster B movies too! Spooky timing as I was thinking about making a list of the ones I want to watch in my Malden :)

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    7. I sent Mrs P an email to her site admin address, not terribly exciting I'm afraid but at least she has mine if she wants to talk zombies! :)

      And hello Anita! I can't think of a better way to spend a Friday (except listing them *and then* watching them all. With popcorn. And ice cream.)

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  14. As soon as my A5 arrives, my picture of me and eddie vedder (pearl jam) is takiong pride of place!

    i've just found this blog - funnily enough as the result of extreme procrastination - and i love it!

    www.andthensheread.com (sorry, hit publish by accident on the last one!)

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    1. I always suspected could justify extreme procrastination *somehow*....now I have it, thank you :)

      How about a new model called the Filofax Procrastinator. In the GTD setup, I could replace my Someday/Maybe section with a Probably Never divider, next actions will all move into Someday/Maybe-But-Unlikely....

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    2. Some people advocate making Not to Do Lists. They could go in a When Hell Freezes Over divider.

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    3. I feel this divider tab should have a cute flying pig graphic.

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    4. I'm liking this. We can produce a whole range of non-planner divider sets. Maybe we can also provide those pens where the ink fades out for people to use for their not-to-do lists. Write it and forget it - literally....

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    5. David--this is exactly what I've been thinking about! I already have a divider labeled as "yeah right" and one saying, " when pigs fly". I find an amazing amout of to do items end up here. I am busier looking at new binders and refills than actually doing anything memorialized there!
      I can see a future where we can fill an entire organizer with these "never gonna happen" entries ........

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    6. I quite like this idea for a 'hell freezes over' divider.....

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    7. Erh, actually I have at least three binders like this - full of 'stuff' I never look at and will never get done...

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    8. Oh god... I'll get to work right now on all the things i'll never be working on. Oh look, pancakes... :)

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  15. I keep a list of all time favorite movies. Do I hear a propensity to move from personal to A5 brewing?

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    1. Nooooo! I've invested so much effort in making my system work in Personal size, that every time the temptation to A5 come along (which is quite often) I just remind myself of that until it goes away...

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  16. Does anyone here use a mini as a wallet? BF has taken a shine to the idea of having a Filo but wants it purely as a diary and money/card carrying device. I'm a bit worried that his massive and messy scrawl will render it useless fairly quick. Do they work as wallets or are they a gimmick? x

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    1. Maybe there's a slimline Personal which would do the trick....

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    2. Oh, and I forgot to say - I got a pocket Domino in a charity shop yesterday (for a bargainous £2!) but the elastic is a bit loose. Is there anyway to tighten it? x

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    3. David, I tried to get him to look at my new pocket Domino which is in my eyes tiny but he started moaning about how big it was and how it wouldn't be practical. Plus he quite likes that all the minis have a note pocket running across the back! Maybe just getting him day on a page diary inserts is the answer? x

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    4. Surely if he goes Day per page he'll never be able to use anything wallet-thin unless he only carries a week at a time?....

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    5. Could you put a tight fitting bead on the elastic so it could be tightened and loosened as you fill it?
      I'm not sure about the domino but other similar covers I've seen have metal tabs on the end that keep the elastic in place, it works a bit like a clothing tag. If it's fixed that way you might be able to wriggle it out the holes to adjust but I imagine it'll be tricky.

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    6. Natalie, I use a Mini Portland as a diary and wallet. I don't know if they still make the model - it's quite a few years old now.

      I have just 3 cards, so 3 credit card slots is fine for me. There are also two full length pockets inside the front and back that I use for stamps etc and my emergency Amex card out of view. There is a full length section for bank notes, but not for coin-change - I have a separate tiny Enny purse for that.

      Inside I have a plastic pocket for photos, a vertical year planner, week on one page diary, a couple of to-do sheets and the rest is lined note paper in various colours. It has one pen loop in which I've used a small M-Blanc fountain pen, or a FF pencil or FF pen.

      It's been all over the world in my travels on business has been my constant companion as a journal/diary/wallet. The whole lot, Mini FF, purse, mirror, lipstick and passport fit into a small Tula cross-over-body-strap bag - about the size of a Personal FF!

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  17. I keep ticket stubs in my open pocket envelope. That's about it.

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  18. I also keep track of what I would like to see on TV. Once a week on sundays I also put a reminder to download new podcast episodes. I love podcasts but if it wasn't for my filofax I would definitely forget to get the latest episodes regularly.

    My media wishlists are online for convenience. They are simply too long and consist of too many subcategories :D (my amazon wishlist is divided into 23 categories...)

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  19. It's so convenient to keep a list of movies, books, music in my personal FF. I use it a lot! The FF is just so darn convenient!

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  20. I have a 'music and TV wishlist' in my Filofax. If I didn't write down all the shows I want to try, I'd never remember the names of a tenth of them!

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