Did you ever get really excited about going back to school after the summer holidays?
I did, every year, not because I was looking forward to learning new stuff or wearing my new uniform (although they were good), but just because I had a new pencil-case, filled to the brim with new pens and things! I used a Parker fountain pen (other manufacturers are available) and underlined everything in green, rather than red which I thought looked a bit aggressive?!
These days I still have a thing for pens. But it’s expanded to note books of all shapes and sizes with various patterns – probably stemming from my love for covering my text books with old wallpaper. I also enjoy decorating folders now that I’ve discovered sticky-backed-plastic!! Then there’s the whole dividers, plastic wallets and getting things in order.
One of my favourite parts of one of my previous office jobs was going through the stationery catalogue for routine orders of paper and paperclips etc as well as setting up new desks with in-trays, pencil pots, files, furniture, you name it. There was nearly always something on each page that took my fancy. Imagine my delight when in another office job when I found they had a label maker!! I was in my element and the office was tidied and organised to within an inch of its life. I’m not all that offended when people compare me to Monica from Friends 😀
Update – 12th Sept 2012
My friends know me so well!!