Ohhhh, office supplies...I love thee so.
This morning I went to Staples to order some business cards for Ken's management group. The lady behind the counter was incredibly nice and just a wonderful help! When I got home, I realized that Thursday morning would be too late, and I really need to be able to pick them up tomorrow afternoon, so I called and talked to her. She said, "No problem!" Isn't it great when someone is that helpful?
After taking care of the business cards, I went over to look at stationery. I was SO tempted by a couple of designs of computer stationery, but I've got plenty here to use before I should get more. (I use it for computer letters as well as my rare handwritten ones.) Then I walked around the store, checked out MP3 player accessories (I want to get a car adapter), looked at voice recorders (I think I'll get a reasonably-priced one so that I can start recording my Dad's stories prior to transcribing them), and looked at some of the school supplies, etc.
I walked out of there without buying anything.
I'll take my applause now...thank you. Thank you very much.
I LOVE office supplies and office supply stores! I think my favorite things are all the styles of papers, and all the varieties of pens. A few years ago Ken and I bought our second timeshare (every other year); when we signed the papers, Lori handed us these pens that I just loved. I even made a note of what kind they were so I could order some when we got home. Thus began my love affair with the Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball (medium point, blue). For those of you who have received a letter from me, it was written with my Jimnie Gel. I only wish they were refillable, but other than that, it's my dream pen. <sigh> I luvs you, Jimnie!
I had always thought I was alone in my love for office supplies, but one day, I was talking with my Dad. I can't recall how the subject came up, but it was something about pens, I think, and how many you can accumulate. Dad said, "I always thought that if I hadn't made a career out the National Guard, I would have liked to run an office supply store. I just love 'em!" I was floored. Not only was I not alone, it must be a genetic trait! As I thought about it further, I realized it must be true. My sister Diana has always loved papers, doing embossing and making cards (although she doesn't have a lot of time for that now), and my sister Susie does scrapbooking, as well as making gorgeous greeting cards. You know those red Sears tool chests? Susie has a couple of them in which she keeps all of her office and scrapbooking supplies. So I come by it honestly.
How about you guys? Do YOU have the Office Supply Gene (coded as OS-alpha'-B-ic-9x11 by researchers)? What is your pen of choice?