20 July 2009

Pirates of Pens and Notepads

current mood: missing my bed

If you just realize what I just realized
Then we'd be perfect for each other
and we'd never find another
Just realize what I just realized
We'd never have to wonder
If we missed out on each other, now
~ “Realize” by Colbie Caillat

This weekend turned into a treasure hunt for amazing office supplies at Office Depot. You see, Mi Madre had to purchase a couple of items and I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to go shopping at an office supply store. Unfortunately for her, the file folders she wanted were not available. Luckily for me, there was a conveniently located CLEARANCE station in the store with buckets filled with items under $2.00. Wait until you hear what exciting items I purchased:
Brightly colored staples (Red, Blue, and Green)
An assortment of Paper House Productions die cut magnets
Donut shaped tape dispenser
A package of 3 correction fluid pens
Brightly colored striped design thumbtacks
Sortable Index card Post-Its (SUPER STICKY)
Scotch Pop-Up Tape Deskgrip Dispenser
Pop-up Tape Dispenser REFILLS
Cherry Chapstick

There were lots more items; but I reined myself in for under $30.00. Leaving Office Depot with less than 30 dollars worth of products is a rare accomplishment for me. Then to make matters better, when I arrived at work this morning, a special fairy had left pretty new file folders, a sticky notepad, and a new pen on my desk. I knew who the fairy was and thanked her profusely for her kind surprise. My addiction to office supplies is well-known throughout the office. It is also general knowledge that if someone had need for a last minute greeting card; the box on my desk will have ‘just the right card’ to indicate a personal touch. I also have at least 5 different designs of stationary and note cards, in case written correspondence is necessary. I don’t have nearly the time I used to have to send out letters – but I still try to send a couple each week.

If you want to receive some personal mail that doesn’t involve bills or marketing ads – let me know. Perhaps your mailbox will get a special treat in the upcoming weeks.

PERSONAL NOTE: I love the new place! You are amazing!

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: You said we’d always be friends. Pie-crust promise, I suppose.

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.