Day three and I bet you don't have one of these lying around your house. I swear by it and would be lost without one. It's my memory bee
It's about the size of my palm, squishy & filled with beans. In fact it's like the kind of juggling balls you can buy for beginners. And it came to me in a kit I bought from a bookstore a long time ago called The Memory Pack (& yes I found it here on Amazon). I don't recommend the pack, so don't rush out to buy but I did keep the bee that came within.
In fact, you don't need this little fella and you may already have your own version of it. I keep him by my bedside because it's usually there, as I'm just about to fall into a deep sleep, that I suddenly think of something and want to remember it. I don't want to write it down or turn on any lights or generally wake myself up. So I reach for my bee and throw it across the floor. When I awake and see it, I know that I wanted to remember something and it comes back to me. I can then go off in search of pen & paper to make a note.
Same goes for if I'm luxuriating in the bath & I want to recall something once I'm perhaps nearer to a pen and paper. No bee in the bathroom so I usually skim soap across the floor so that once I'm dry, I see the sud bar where it shouldn't be and it all comes back to me. And if I'm out and about and I find myself without pen and paper, I remove the ring sitting on my index finger and place it my smallest digit. It just feels wrong and when I'm home, it doesn't take long before it's wrongness causes me to look down at it and recall the 'thing' I want to remember etc.
Who wants digital calendars, ipods, iphones & iCal when all you need is a memory bee?