June 9, 2010

The Pen is Mightier Than a Lasso of Truth

A few weeks ago, I was browsing the clearance aisle at Wal-mart. I'm not sure why I must first this aisle every time I walk in the sliding doors of debt, but I must. Nothing there is ever new. They've had the same things on those shelves since we moved to the country & therefor had to change Wal-Marts way back in 2003.

~Just a brief side note, changing Wal-Marts can be as disconcerting as changing churches after 15 years in one congregation, or changing schools halfway through the winter semester, or having someone rearrange your living room furniture while you're sound asleep.

But rarely, very rarely, I find something on the clearance shelves I simply cannot function without. One day, I picked up 3 Leapester Jedi Math games for the FarmHands that were marked down from $25 to 75 cents. I kid you not. For the most part, the Wal-Mart clearance aisle is tantamount to consumer purgatory. The same iPod nanao slip case has been hanging from it's peg for nearly 3 years. I've almost bought it out of pity & I don't even own an iPod nano.

A few weeks ago (isn't this where I started?) I found the most wonderful thing to ever grace the clearance shelf: A Wonder Woman Spiral Notebook! I know, I know, you can hardly contain your excitement And just think: I was seeing this magnificent find in the flesh- you're only reading about it & wishing you were as fortunate.

It was immediately tucked safely away in my nearly empty cart. To be honest, I had no clue what I would do with it, but I knew I could not leave the store without it firmly in my possession.

If I were a 14 year old girl, I'd use it to take notes in my Life Science class. If I were the kind of person who made out a weekly menu, I might use if for that. Oh, who am I kidding? Living in the computer age, it's a wonder my shopping list is still kept on a scratch pad magneted to my fridge. There's absolutely no real reason for me to own a spiral notebook.

So I've decided to use my truly fabulous Wonder Woman notebook to blog. Yes, my dear readers, the post you are currently enjoying (I hope) was first put down in that charmingly old fashion tradition of pen to paper.

Since many of my most brilliant ideas come to me when I am far from my desk top, I shall continue to put pen to paper to prevent such brilliance from being lost forever in the black abyss of Mommy Brain.

I may even create a Wonder Woman tag so you will know which posts existed first in hard form before their digital re-births.

Now, if only I could read my own handwriting.......

Note: I changed my Wonder Woman picture just for my mother. Well, not just for her....this is what I was looking for yesterday, but could not find. Turns out the word "retro" was key in the search engine.


Kork said...

You SUCK! I watched a 14 year old girl pick up the last one in my Wal-Mart Clearance aisle a few weeks back and toss it into her mom's cart saying "I can give this to Aunt Susie since she's always going on about being Wonder Woman." She didn't know how much I've been dying for one...and shut up...I do make out my menus and grocery lists...I LOVE my lists and my pen to paper...

Sigh...back to reality and folding laundry...woo hoo...sigh...

Queen Mother said...

If WW would have looked like the picture on your post, you would not have owned the notebook.
Why oh why must they make the trashy looking pictures for little kids??