Shower Thinking

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UPDATE: I’ve been using the AquaNotes Aqua Notepad for the last few weeks, and highly recommend it!

Waterproof notepadI think best when I’m standing. And particularly well when I’m having a shower. In fact – but don’t picture this – some of my best ideas have been captured only as a result of me rushing out of the shower to excitedly explain a thought to my wife before they were lost in post shower distractions (drying, dressing and so forth). Too much information? Yes, probably.

But here’s where you might be able to help me (and my wife :-)). For a while I’ve been trying to find a simple way of recording ideas whilst in the shower. Surely there’s a simple waterproof notepad that I can use? However, it seems they’re difficult to find.

The best so far seems to be The Droodle (pictured at right), but before I order one I thought I’d check for any ideas from you dear reader. There’s a few other options around including this and this, but whilst they claim to be fine in rain, I’m not sure they’ll survive a strong, hot shower.

Any thoughts? I’d appreciate any recommendations you can give.

28 comments

  • I’m a VFP programmer and also a diver, so a simple solution that comes to mind is to buy one of those underwater writing pads/slate, it is a proven solution,readily available at any dive shop and cheap.
    Good luck

  • I’m a VFP programmer and also a diver, so a simple solution that comes to mind is to buy one of those underwater writing pads/slate, it is a proven solution,readily available at any dive shop and cheap.
    Good luck

    • Thanks Dave.
      I actually purchased some of the crayons, but they didn’t really work that well.
      But then the guys from Aquanotes contacted me on Twitter and suggested their product:
      http://www.myaquanotes.com/
      I’ve ordered one – hopefully it will turn up in the next few days.
      I’ll update the blog with the details.
      Hopefully it will work, otherwise a grease pencil might be my next attempt.

    • Thanks Dave.
      I actually purchased some of the crayons, but they didn’t really work that well.
      But then the guys from Aquanotes contacted me on Twitter and suggested their product:
      http://www.myaquanotes.com/
      I’ve ordered one – hopefully it will turn up in the next few days.
      I’ll update the blog with the details.
      Hopefully it will work, otherwise a grease pencil might be my next attempt.

  • Great post Craig. Not sure what kind of shower screens you have but if you have glass then a whiteboard marker could prove handy. Admittedly for it to work best you’d have to write on the side that isn’t wet so it’d be post-shower mad scribbling but when having to work through programming problems I found writing on glass shower sides and/or mirrors to be quite helpful as they tend to be large, easily erasable surfaces.

    • Thanks Alison,
      Actually I tried a whiteboard marker. It works great – as long as you can keep the marker itself dry…
      The Aquanotes product is working really well for me:
      http://www.myaquanotes.com/
      I’ll update this post with a photo of it in action in the next few days…

  • Great post Craig. Not sure what kind of shower screens you have but if you have glass then a whiteboard marker could prove handy. Admittedly for it to work best you’d have to write on the side that isn’t wet so it’d be post-shower mad scribbling but when having to work through programming problems I found writing on glass shower sides and/or mirrors to be quite helpful as they tend to be large, easily erasable surfaces.

    • Thanks Alison,
      Actually I tried a whiteboard marker. It works great – as long as you can keep the marker itself dry…
      The Aquanotes product is working really well for me:
      http://www.myaquanotes.com/
      I’ll update this post with a photo of it in action in the next few days…

  • Thanks for the post, Craig. I bought one of the aquanotes based on your post. I had a divers slate before. But when I wrote on it I had to take the slate with me to the office or rewrite my notes when I got out of the shower. I especially like the aquanotes because I can remove the sheet of paper from the pad and take it with me.

    • I totally agree. I bring my notes out of the shower and keep them on my desk, ready to be actioned.
      My wife is also using it now.

  • Thanks for the post, Craig. I bought one of the aquanotes based on your post. I had a divers slate before. But when I wrote on it I had to take the slate with me to the office or rewrite my notes when I got out of the shower. I especially like the aquanotes because I can remove the sheet of paper from the pad and take it with me.

    • I totally agree. I bring my notes out of the shower and keep them on my desk, ready to be actioned.
      My wife is also using it now.

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