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The Denver Post - - TRAVEL - Knock Knock Five Days A Week Pa­per Mousepad is $10; To­day’s Plan of At­tack Sticky Notepad, $6; Pack This! Pad, $6.99; I’m Do­ing My Best In­ner-Truth Jour­nal, $16 for large size and $10 for mini size; at www.knock­knock­stuff.com.

My com­pul­sive list-mak­ing in­ten­si­fies when I’m trav­el­ing — and then there are the re­crim­i­na­tions (why did I go there in­stead of that other, maybe bet­ter, there?) Thank good­ness the folks at Knock Knock ease the agony with a healthy dose of hu­mor in their dozens of jour­nals and or­ga­niz­ing notepads. The 60-sheet, 9.5-inch by 8-inch Five Days a Week Pa­per Mousepad (or just pad pad), pro­vides col­umns for Mon­day to Fri­day to-do’s, as well as smaller col­umns la­beled This Week­end, Next Week and Snow­ball in Hell. Ramp up your patho­log­i­cal plan­ning with the 4-inch by 6-inch To­day’s Plan of At­tack sticky notepad, which lets you or­ga­nize your in­ten­tions un­der Most Crit­i­cal, Would Be Nice and Not a Chance. Need a no-non­sense check­list? The 6-inch by 9-inch Pack This! Pad item­izes pretty much ev­ery­thing you could need on a trip, with blank spa­ces for ad­di­tions (say, sig­nif­i­cant other, or per­haps in­signif­i­cant other). My fa­vorite prod­uct is the I’m Do­ing My Best In­ner-Truth Jour­nal, avail­able as a 7-inch by 9.5-inch gut-spiller or a nearly iden­ti­cal, though less spa­cious, 4-inch by 5.75-inch mini-muse. You get 70-plus un­dated pages for crow­ing or kvetch­ing (the Eif­fel Tower is closed on X), along with sym­pa­thetic-ish daily quotes (from Jane Wag­ner: “A Sober­ing Thought: what if, at this very mo­ment, I am liv­ing up to my full po­ten­tial?”). Punc­tu­ate each day’s en­try with a check­mark atop the il­lus­tra­tion that best nails your “cup”: full, half-full, knocked over or bro­ken.

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