Friday

4 January 2013

File this under stupid things that make me weirdly happy.

I went into Walmart to look for an insulated lunch bag, because, dammit, I’m going to start taking healthy food with me when I go to Starbucks to write. Shuddup. I am, too.

As soon as I got past the entryway I spotted what appeared to be a couple of aisles of school supplies up front, and school supplies always call to me.

I don’t need anything. I have paper and pens and notebooks and other assorted school-type things in my office. I have a stack of virgin notebooks, and an unopened pack of pens, but went to look anyway, because I use pens a lot, and well…they called to me.

I mostly glanced—no pens—and headed towards the end of the aisle where I would then go lunch bag hunting, when I spotted the stacks of Composition Notebooks.

You already have a STACK of notebooks, I told myself.

But these are different! These are red and yellow and blue, and I don’t have any like THESE! I replied to myself.

I’m about 85% certain I did not say those things out loud.

Okay, maybe 70%.

But, I was strong. I left the aisle and headed towards that which I had gone shopping for, and found it not too far away. And as I picked out a pretty purple insulated bag from the massive color choices (um, purple, and a Disney Cars oriented bag) I realized I needed a small ice pack, because…warm leftover meat, yuck.

My brain then formed an image of where I had just spotted some blue ice packs, and I went back to the aisle where the Composition Notebooks were stacked. The blue ice I needed was right next to them, and as I bent over to pick one up, I spotted the price on the notebooks.

Eighty cents.

You would be an idiot to pass that up, my notebook-loving self pointed out. That’s practically free!

Indeed, agreed my stack-of-notebooks-noting self. They will be quite happy living amongst the Mead notebooks, the Moleskin notebooks, and the stenographer’s pads.

They will.

Shuddup.


8 comments:

BJ Batchelor said...

Your confession for an obsession for school supplies makes me what to come out of the closet! Why would a grown woman, tired after a day of work, yearn to walk through Office Depot just to see what's new in school supplies? It's been 30+ years since I've been in a classroom yet colored ink pens, neat erasers, scissors with rubber coated handles MAKE ME FEEL BETTER! I figure, compared to some things people do to feeel better, it's a cheap high! :)

Angel and Kirby said...

Hahaha! I packed 6 printer paper boxes of school/office supplies at my mother-in l was home when we had t clear it out! They were in their 80's and I found no evidence of any of these supplies being used!

kenju said...

You are as bad as I am. I can never resist school supplies and office supplies, especially when they are colorful.

Roberta said...

Wow ... those are pretty. I would like to get them for my students. When I say ... "Please take out your marble notebooks..." it would please my senses.
I am just sayin'.
I love school supplies.

Stacie said...

I have that problem with yarn.

Lsamsa said...

Oh my...I love stenographer's pads!! Best writing pads ever!
I'll not go into my love of postie notes & jumbo paper clips & stick-pens...

Sleepypete said...

Lol - I have that problem with computer games.

Must play at least one of the ones I bought in the latest big Steam (think iTunes for games) sale.

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