I’m somebody that cycles through a lot of Google calendars. First of all, when you have close friends who don’t mind sharing their calendar with you it’s not hard to collect a whole fleet of them because it makes planning events much more easy. When can I force you to come over and make soup with me? Well, it looks like you’re free Thursday!
[On the topic of soup. I've been thinking lately about home much I like inviting people over and cooking for them. It's such a nice thing that I don't think I have much opportunity to do in NYC. Part of the reason is because there's no room in our apartments, but also everyone is damn busy. My plan is to have a staggered dinner party that takes place on 4 different days throughout the month, that way you can invite everyone you like, and there's a chance they can make one of the 4 days. I would tie the days all together with a common menu theme, like serving a different soup each night. The entire series would be called "4 Great Soups," or maybe "Soup's On!" don't you wanna be friends with me?]
Any anyway, calendars. I also I tend to set up a new google calendar for each project I’m’ involved in. Lately I become a volunteer event coordinator for my college alumni group. It’s a lot of fun but it fills my calendar with deadlines and events. For this reason I created a new Google Calendar and, more than any other supporting calendar to date, i decided that I REALY needed this to sync alongside my general calendar on my iphone.
I’m just going to warn everybody. This is more tricky than you expect, because you actually can’t do it from you device. I snooped around in my settings menu for about 5 minutes before googling for the answer which takes exactly 1 more step than i would have expected in 2012. You can visit this link for all the hairy details, but basically you’ve got a few steps to link you phone to your google account, THEN you gotta switch to your computer, sign into your google account and visit m.google.com, a place you’ve never been to before, to select what parts of your google calendar get sent over to your phone.
If you need to do this yourself. good luck.