Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hopelessly Devoted

I know I'm not the only one who suffers this affliction.  So it's not that big a deal to confess to my addiction to paper/pens/office supplies.   This has been a life-long condition, as I have felt this way for as long as I can remember.  I'm not only inexplicably drawn to these things, I also must possess them, coveting and collecting like a hoarder.  Some journals/notebooks go unused for years!  I am can't be your ordinary spiral notebook or gel pen that seizes my interest.  I'm extremely particular about my pens:  They cannot be broader than .7 for writing, and I must have all colors of the ones I find that write smoothly and make me happy.  I really love my Pelican Jr. fountain pens (notice the plural here, each with a different color ink cartridge).  And the papers...I have many a Moleskine, and fell in love with Rhodia and Clairefontaine when I lived in France.  Just discovered Semikolon!  Yum yum!

Dangerous places:  BlickArt; Paper Source; any old-fashioned stationery store; any papeterie in France.

I have to avoid these places and if inside them, I must force myself to be frugal.  Restraint is an issue!  Comment and tell me about your addiction and dangerous places (I might have to go there)!