Writing Paper

This is my first post here, and I am a beginner to Gregg Shorthand.  I must say, this is an awesome group here.  Anyway, onto my question.  In writiting, what paper do you use?  Normal lined paper?  Blank paper?  Big Lined Paper? 
Oh, and if you were to write "dadadadada", wouldn't you end up with a massive line that extends at least 5 or more spaces high?  Why does that seem counter productive?

(by _pie_man_ for everyone)