Monday, January 24, 2011

Steph & Office Supplies: A Love Story

Somewhere on the other side of town, a young man by the name of Steph's Boyfriend is watching Supernatural. He's known to do pretty normal things from time to time, unlike his gal.

We're midway through a good scene, he's enjoying himself, rah-rah and then... THE PHONE RINGS.

STÉPHANIE flashes across the screen. It's an iPhone, so the screen is pretty awesome, but still, it's STÉPHANIE calling. He knows she's about to go 3000000000 miles an hour, so he sighs and answers. "Hel--"

"I FOUND MORE. I FOUND MORE!!!!! I'M BUYING MORE. THIS NEW DEBIT CARD HASN'T EVER SEEN THIS MUCH ACTION!"

"Yeah, it being new kinda does that..."

"THESE NOTEBOOKS ARE SO PRETTY I COULD CRY."

"How many total is that now?" I won't lie: he sounds tired. We've been having this convo for the past couple of days, ever since I discovered a store at the mall carries the exact brand of notebooks that I *love* and are pretty hard to find.

"SIX. PLUS THE MINIS. WHICH ARE FOUR. PLUS THAT OTHER AWESOME ONE I JUST LOVED AND BOUGHT."

"So...eleven new notebooks. You don't need that much paper..."

"THIS WAY I WON'T EVER NEED TO BUY NOTEBOOK AGAIN FOR LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, A COUPLE OF YEARS."

"You know you'll find the brand again next year before school starts and just buy 70 more, so I don't know whom you're trying to convince."

"CAN THIS BE MY ONE THING I SPEND RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY ON? I'M PRETTY FRUGAL ON THE WHOLE, SO I THINK I'M JUSTIFIED--"

"Pens, highlighters, actually, office supplies in general, ummm.... BOOKS, although one would NEVER KNOW THAT just by LOOKING AT YOUR ROOM, and then there's all the Converse, and--"

"BUZZKILL. YOU ARE SUCH A BUZZKILL. DAMN YOU. Okay, I'm next in line to pay, so bye bye bye, love you, bye."

(The caps are where I was fangirling out of control.)

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Since then, I've had time to get back home and pile up the notebooks into the Mount Olympus of all paper-product goodness, admire them, and wish I could buy more.

Alas, my bank statement is singing to another tune. If I keep this up, no BEA, and I just can't do that. Too many reasons to go.

So, anyway, my recent FANGIRLING on Twitter let me in on this little secret: Book people are also Worshipers. It makes sense. So why not celebrate it?! This is one topic I could go on forever about, so I'm thinking ... I will. But first:

What's your favorite truly awesome/innovative/just plain weird-and/or-strange-and/or-cool office supplies (particularly post-it products and pens and highlighters; I'm kind of low on those)?