Thursday, November 29, 2007


My dearest constant companion,

It's been great, but it isn't working for me anymore.

We've had such a long and torrid, on-again off-again relationship over the years, ever since my mother introduced me to you in that bookstore in Indiana. She had met you through work, and for me it was love at first sight.

I've always been a sucker for smooth sheets, well-defined lines, and a leather jacket. The fact that you'd already scoped out my situation and were prepared to accomodate my and my busy schedule with your Starter Package made it all the sweeter to be with you. You anticipated my every need, you fit into my life perfectly. I was sure I couldn't live without you. I bought you expensive and beautiful new jackets, and renewed my committment every year when our anniversary rolled around.

But somewhere, somehow, slowly over the years since we met, something changed. Maybe it was when I decided to be a stay-at-home mom, and my needs changed. You weren't so flexible then, were you? I tried, I really did! I wanted you in my life - but you didn't fit anymore. When I moved three years, we had stopped talking to one another. My new relationship with Palm Tungsten E was so much easier.

I gave away all your jackets, you know. And all the other things you left at my house. I had finally decided to let you go.

But you didn't leave. Any time I saw you out in public, in someone else's hands, I felt that old desire return, making me want to go running back to you.

No more.

I'm writing to tell you I have a new love in my life now - Levenger Circa. Far more flexible than you ever were, and is both willing and able to bend to my every whim and desire, Circa can be as big or as small as I want, thick or thin, and is infinitely variable. Circa is also not nearlt so picky about clothes! I can even make them if I want to! Circa doesn't make me shop at just one store for everything - we can be creative and inventive, and try new things!

So, thank you, Franklin Covey Planner, for everything. It's been swell, and I'll never forget you. You were my first long term relationship, and that's hard for a girl to forget. But now I've grown, and changed, and you just don't suit me the way I once thought you did.
You were fantanstic. Really.

But I'm not going to miss you.

With love,

1 comment:

Kate A. said...

Heh heh. I used to have a palm pilot, for about 6 months. I really got it (plus folding keyboard) so I could take notes in the archive, which it would have been great for, but I accidently fried it the first time I tried to plug it in in Russia.

Sigh. Paper organizers tend to not work for me - they get as lost as the little scraps of paper I also try to rely on. For a long time I tried to just have fewer appointments. Now, I try to make all my appointments by email, and use gmail for it's excellent search function. If I feel like I've forgotten somehting, I look in my gmail.

It's haphazard, but so far working pretty well...

Except when my internet provider goes down for 2 days. Ahem.