I have this ‘not-so-secret’ addiction. No, it’s not the wine … that’s a whole other post.
I’m thoroughly obsessed with notebooks, pens, and sticky notes and just about all things office-supply. In any store where these things are sold, by a seemingly insurmountable gravitational pull, my body is guided to their presence. Don’t judge. A girl’s entitled to a weakness. Or two. Or however many, who’s counting anyway?
But truly, a new notebook is like a promise. It’s ripe with potential. It’s screaming, “Grab a pen, since I know you have a thousand, and tell me a story!”
So I have this brand new story I’m working on and I’ve decided it needed its very own binder, complete with tabbed pocket dividers. squeel!
While shopping for the folder and some much needed notebooks (hush-up peanut gallery), I came across a 3-hole punch. Just what I needed for all the printed pages of notes, plotting worksheets, and photos of guys to be cast as my hunky teen soccer player. (A writer has research!) My sister tried to convince me not to get it but I held my ground. See, doesn’t it look grand on my desk?
The following day, I accidentally meandered into Office Depot and you would not believe it, they were marking down the back-to-school supplies to these ridiculous close-out clearance prices. I mean, this was not even advertised yet. The lady with the magic price-gun told me in confidence. We bonded! I asked if the prices would ring up correctly, a valid concern being that I had pre-sale insider info. She said they would when she rang me up personally. This is akin to her handing out free samples of crack to an addict in a meth-lab!
Check out what I got … all for … wait for it … $4.60. That is not a typo, less than a 5-spot!
What am I to do with all these glorious notebooks other than covertly hide them in my desk drawer for when I need an emergency fix? Hey, I know just what I can do!
Wait, where did I put my pen? Let me open this drawer …
Here’s one! 🙂
YOUR TURN: What can you NOT resist buying even though it’s the last thing you really need? Make me feel better people!