28 July 2008


I have to share something deeply personal with you. I may be in need of an intervention or some sort of 12-step program. You see, I have an addiction to stationery supplies. I can't go into an Office Depot or a Staples without having to get something. And at this time of year? When Target and Wal-Mart are all decked out with their Back-to-School supplies? My eyes glaze over and my bank account shivers in fear.

I've tried to be good this year...but it's so hard. See, first there were these typewriter key binder clips:

Then, I saw these paper clips with paper tabs. You can write on the tabs and more easily organize the stacks of papers that accumulate on your desk.

There was more, too, like composition notebooks with pretty covers for 50 cents and spiral notebooks for a nickel; but, I'm sure you get the idea. Is anyone else having the same issues at this time of year? Should we form a support group...or just give in to our raging compulsions? :)


Anonymous said...

Have you been to my site lately?

I'm the queen of school supply addiction!!!

You are not alone :)

The Science Goddess said...

I have been reading about your dance with the stationery demons. LOL

Good to know I'm not alone in this!

Clix said...

Even as much as I adore stuff that's pretty and/or cute, I don't have to worry about it too much, because I am also obsessively cheap!

The Science Goddess said...

Maybe that's the cure. Perhaps you could be our therapist.

But then...I'm not so sure I want to be cured.

Roger Sweeny said...

Let's see. The Science Goddess can't resist cool stationary supplies.

She's excited by gradebooks that do statistics and generate multi-colored graphs (the previous post)

She wants to investigate just about every new technology and social networking application that she hears of (scroll the archives).

I think I'm detecting a pattern.

The Science Goddess said...

One that adds up to a rather odd duck, I'd wager. :)

Michaele Sommerville said...

Oh, the typewriter binder clips are wonderful!

You're a bad influence, contributing to my pre-paycheck shopping urges!