What do you do when you're out and about, doing something completely not writing related, maybe with friends of family, and then you get inspiration/an idea that you know is a good one? Some writers say 'always carry a little notepad around with you' for when that happens, because if a phrase or whatever gets away it won't come back. But i'm really bad at doing that, I always forget. And anyway it might not be practical to just write stuff down in the middle of a meal, for example. So do you have to hold it in your head? That's what I do most often, but that might ruin your trip out if you're chanting an idea to yourself constantly... Anyone else have this problem, or do you not tend to get 'unbidden' ideas?! And if you forget them, which is intensely annoying, do you tend to remember them in the end?