Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address

Shopping for school supplies was always one of my favorite things to do in August, even in college. There was nothing like brand new pens, pencils, and notebooks to assure me that this year I was going to be more organized, more driven, and get really, really good grades. Of course, all that never really happened, but the hope and potential was still there. Mostly, school supply shopping was a prelude to seeing all my friends on a regular basis and getting back to band, orchestra, youth & government, and all of my other extracurriculars.
There's just something about this time of year that makes me want to go shopping for them. Maybe I can talk my brother into letting me go with him this weekend when I help him move into his apartment.
Anyone else get nostalgic this time of year?


  1. I cried at the end of "The Dirty Dozen."

  2. same actors... but a different movie.

  3. I know, but one movie makes me think of the other. :-P Plus, that quote is hilarious.

  4. I so do. But it's bittersweet, since Tucson gets overrun by bratty college funds right about now. Traffic goes up, as do line waits...but yeah, there's that undeniable buzz in the air.

    I actually bought vintage long division flashcards off of etsy a while back, because they're cute and hot pink - talk about nostalgia!

  5. I kind of miss shopping for new Trapper Keepers. Those things were awesome.


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