I LOVE FieldNotes Notebooks

by Eugene G in

Something you may or may not have known about me, is that I like pens and paper. Yep, even in this digital age I still use pens and paper, fountain pens are my favorite. I’ll tell you more about fountain pens in a new post, but this one will be about pocket notebooks.

There are lots of brands, types and sizes of pocket notebooks. My favorite are Fieldnotes brand, ever since Brad and Mike from the PenAddict talked about them few years ago, I fell in love with them, the notebooks that is (even though I occasionally listen to their podcasts too).

From taking notes for work or writing down to-do lists or even keeping track of things like meetings, car maintenance logs or appointments or when our twin girl has a medical emergency and we need to refer back to that time, it’s super handy. In literal sense even, they are 3.5x5.5 inches in size. I keep one every where I can. I’ve been subscribing to their yearly (4-release) limited edition plan for few years now, so I collected quite a few by now.

A pocket notebook is almost an extension of my brain, if someone asks me to do something or I need to jot or sketch down an idea, boom I almost always have one near by. I do try to use waterproof ink in those, like the Pilot Juice .05mm (blueback is my fevorite), just in case I drop it in water or it gets wet some other way, like by one of the kids or Mother Nature.

You may wonder what I do with the old ones, well, take a guess :) I keep them. My memory isn’t perfect, so having these pocket notebooks to refer back to, sort of takes you back in time. It’s kind of like a journal, but not exactly. I frankly only started saving the FieldNotes, the other less expensive and different sized books, I really don’t know where they are now.

If you’re wondering if Fieldnotes sponsored or gave me these for free, I wish they did… but no they haven’t. Below is a collection from the last year or two, which is probably only 1/5 of the total collection.

Life update and news...

by Eugene G in

Phew, it's been quite a busy last few weeks. My brother got married 3 weeks ago, and yes we travelled to the wedding with all kids (we flew this time instead of driving). The wedding was in Las Vegas on a nice golf course with a great view. Congrats again you guys!

Sometime later, our oldest broke his ankle, got a cast and is off as of now. Mostly what I'm grateful for and I did wait 2 decades for it, is I finally became a US Citizen. #WooHoo

I could go on, but for that you can read my journal... if you ever get a chance to. BTW: I use fancy fountain pens and good paper for that ;) 

Enjoy a few visual snippets below...




Life with newborn twins...

by Eugene G

As I sit down and feed our 7.5 lb little munchkin at 3:45am, then put him on my chest and almost fall asleep, I'm thankful for him and his sister... who isn't home yet. It's been the most fun, the most busy and the hardest year yet, but I do my best to enjoy the good moments so much that the not so good moments fade away. As I try to intake and enjoy every little and not so little moment, I realize that soon he'll be needing big boy' clothes, will ask for toys, then a cell phone. Kids grow up so fast that it's hard to keep up sometimes with their ever expanding appetites and changes overall. Only then I hear his "happy-in-sleep" giggles and wake up from my semi-nap that only lasted a minute or two and return back to reality... for now the money for his cell phone, will be used to buy him something more useful. All of our experiences will at least double, when the other twin comes home, and you know what? I'm actually looking forward to it, very much so in fact.