I heart school supplies. Back to school pangs were lessened by the school-supply shopping trip. I loved picking out a shiny new lunchbox. I still love the sight of new crayons, all sharp and pointy. And every year, I always got a new backpack, a tradition that continued even throughout college (yeah, Mom!) So when I saw these school supplies, how could I resist? I mean, just look at how cutie-patootie these notebooks are! Erasers with removable parts! (I’m not even sure what that means but I can’t wait to find out.) Pencil sharpeners that look like computer mouses! (gotta love the ironic meeting of lo-tech and high-tech). And though I am not technically in “school” anymore, couldn’t it be said that life is one big lesson?
Well, who cares what you say. I’m gonna keep these all in my shiny red pencil box that is shaped like a dinosaur and already named “Trixie.” Nyah, nyah.*
*Well, no, not really. I’m planning on donating my surplus supplies. You should, too. This article by a Chico State grad provides a good starting point.
Jammie Karlman is the entertainment editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Contact her at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @JammieKarlman