Online Post-It Notes for Blondes

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I love Dumb Blonde Jokes.

I grew up being tormented about having white blonde hair.  The teasing was so bad, I thought I was a freak for having such weird hair, especially since I had 5 siblings with the same hair.  Imagine six Toe Heads (yes, that is what I thought we were being called)  exploding out five doors of a paneled  Pontiac station wagon.

That’s what it looked like when the Brainard Family arrived.

Mindy Childhood

(Who doesn’t love the 70’s?  Could never keep that collar in line, but I loved purple!)

I was called

Hi-Lex Hair
White Tornado

When  I was in high school I  heard someone say “Blondes Have More Fun.”  I stopped in the middle of the hallway.  I made them repeat it.  I made them explain it.  After all, I am blonde.

Then I understood. Blonde was good. Blonde was not bad.  People wanted blonde hair.  People bleached their hair to look like me.

That’s when I began enjoying Blonde Jokes.

SO, what does that have to do with Cool Tools?  Stop squirming.  I’ll get to that.  Kinda’ on a roll here.


Q – How can you tell if a blonde has been using your computer?
A – There’s
White-out on the screen.

Today, we’re putting something else on our computer screens.

Online  Post-it notes. Only Microsoft had to use their own special, little name so they’re called


Sticky Notes.  But these kind don’t lose their stick.

(If you can’t find it, look under ALL PROGRAMS)

Bear with me, Young People Who Grew Up With Computers.  Could you type your manuscript on the typewriter in the picture above? Could you do your calculations on a slide rule? Could you use an old adding machine?  The one with buttons and the you-won-the-jackpot handle?  OK.  Patience. We’re teaching Old Dogs New Tricks.

Right click on the    image icon. Once it’s on your Taskbar, it’s easier to use.


To begin using Sticky Notes, right clickimage on the icon on your Taskbar.


This dialogue box will drop down. Click on New Note.


Look what you just made.  Now, ya’ wanna’ know why you need this, right?  Ever been typing frantically and then you remember you forgot to pick up the dry-cleaning?  Ever remembered you need milk when you’re wasting hours on Pinterest? 


You have a quick way of keeping track of other things without breaking your stream of consciousness.

I used my Snipping Tool to cut out this Sticky Note from my computer screen.  Are you using the online scissors yet?  Didn’t I tell it it would be so fun?



You can choose your color.  Lists can be color-coordinated, for each activity. They have click-n-drag functionality, so you can easily move them around.  Want to create a new note?  Click the + on the upper left corner.  Want to delete a note?  Click on the x on the upper right corner.

Need to change the size?  Hover your mouse over the border until the arrow appears.  Click and expand or decrease.

They’re amazing. You just can’t take it off the screen and take it with you. You tried it?  Don’t be hurt if I’m laughing.  Are you blonde, by any chance?

And speaking of blondes making mistakes, did you know that Post-it Notes were originally a mistake? Spencer Silver was an employee at 3-M trying to make a stronger adhesive.  OOPS!  It was weaker than the one on the market.  So weak, things could be stuck, but pulled right off.  It was set aside for four years. 

Then another 3-M scientist, Arthur Fry, was a little annoyed that the markers in his hymnal kept sliding out while singing in the choir.

He thought of the failed adhesive.

It worked.

So, the lessons we learned today:





Making your home sing Mondays


17 thoughts on “Online Post-It Notes for Blondes

    1. Mindy Post author

      I told my little sister once she put the socks on the wrong feet and she believed me. What’s even funnier was she was almost 20 and was dressing one of my kids for me…

    1. Mindy Post author

      Thank you for announcing your beautiful haircolor because after I published my blog I realized I didn’t have a disclaimer for redheads and brunettes. You provided it. 🙂

      Besides, now you are the rage. Everyone is going red….

  1. Jackie

    Your hair is gorgeous and so are you! I had no idea about the sticky notes on the computer. How cool is that! I’m a huge list person, so this is just up my alley 🙂

    1. Mindy Post author

      Glad you like! I always feel a little skeptical about tutorials because I usually think I am the last person in the world to figure out anything. Yep, List People def. LOVE Sticky Notes!

  2. Tandis

    Haha… we’re having a little fun teasing Mia about being blond. Here is her blond comment from yesterday while WE WERE DISCUSSING BIRTHDAY CAKE.
    Mia, “Mom are we going to have birthday cake for Jayla’s first birthday?”
    Me, “Of course!”
    Mia, “Can we make it chocolate with chocolate frosting?”
    Me, “If you really want. It will make a big mess but we can.”
    Mia, “Mom?…um…what’s that stuff under the frosting?”
    Me, “Uh…really Mia? The stuff under the frosting?”
    Mia, “Yeah…”
    Me, “The cake?”!
    Mia, “OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    Molly and I about laughed our heads off before teasing Mia about being blond again. 🙂
    This morning though, we read a devotion about only teasing if someone isn’t getting hurt feelings from it. It was a good reminder to only gently tease and if it’s bothersome to someone to immediately quit. So far, Mia is taking it with a grin. I think she likes the attention. 🙂
    Enjoy your beautiful blond hair pretty lady. 🙂

    1. Mindy Post author

      That is HILARIOUS! The other day I coudln’t remember what a paper clip was called and I was trying to get Rebekah to go get them for me, so I had to draw it. I thought it was the age. After this story, I’m back to thinking it’s the hair…

      SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing….

      Who needs blonde jokes? We can just write real life blonde moments….

  3. wholeheartedhome

    I can’t believe I figured it out!!!!!!! I pinned the sticky notes AND the Snippy Tool to my taskbar and LOVE them!! I love your picture with all that white-blond hair!!

    Thanks for linking up with me over at WholeHearted Home this week 🙂

    1. Mindy Post author

      So glad ya’ love the Cool Tools! I’m so happy to have added these to my life. I learned them almost All. By. Myself. because I’m trying to be a Big Girl Blogger. Someday, I’ll learn to do a link party, like you. But, you’ll have to write a tutorial for me first.

      My hair might soon be white again, I’ve been going gray since I was 29, but I’m too lazy to color it. My gramma went white in her 40’s, so it’s a possibility….

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