Sunday, January 22, 2006

Remembering my prized possessions :)

I used to carry a silver coloured pouch filled with various pens with coloured ink. It had everything.. from stapler, glue to even a bell pin.. You would wonder if such a tiny,shiny pouch could hold so much.. But it did..

I love the smell of fresh paper, the smell to ink on crisp white paper and the sound of flicking new crisp pages. I still have a set of brand new notebooks that I keep stashed away in a corner of my desk.

I had a very wide range of stationery thanks to my Mom :). I remember my lucky orange erazer that I used when I was in college. It was with me for four years.. I finally gave it to my bro who lost it..I had an eraser that looked like a roller ball-pen. I had one jumbo sized erazer that I didnt have the heart to use.. It is still there I think.. amma said she saw it hidden in some purse :)

I was even more fond of my ink-pens. It used to be my morning routine to fill black/blue ink into my parker( beta parker that is ) .. Wasnt particularly fond of ball-pens but liked the various shapes amd sizes that u get in them. At one stage there used to be the aroma ball pens and I had atleast two dozens with different scents.. My fav was a red coloured floral pen.

Now in office there is no need for it.. Well not that we dont use stationery but just that we no longer have to carry it with us.. I miss my kutti sliver pouch. Even now, when I go to the Stationery section I get lost there.. My friends have to drag me out of the place.. But I guess I can still indulge myself when I get kids under the pretext of indulging them ;-)I love stationery.

5 comments:

Seagull said...

Gee...you're a real weirdo :D ! this is funny :D ! All of us have had lucky pens. I even had a lucky T-scale cover :P ! One of my friends had a lucky chudi which she would wear on campus interview days and romour had it that she did not wash it till placements were over lest the luck also get washed away :)) !

Ink pens !! Appa had given me one Sheafer and it lasted for so many years! It used to be rather smooth in writing and I kind of loved it a lot. Somehow lost it somewhere...I had a superstition about my Reynolds pens :D ! Hmm, the worst abuse was reserved for the rubber and I used to write my name with ink on all sides lest someone cut out a piece of it :D ! Sigh ! These days I don't even have a pen...am so absent minded that I lose a pen a day...and anyways with laptops around who writes anymore...

OK ! enuff ! DOn't want my comment to be longer than your blog :))

Ash said...

well well !!! i love stationary too ....always want my pen stand to have a variety of pens, pencils, crayons , colour pencils, sketch pens , markers, highlighters erasers sharpeners glue and the scale ....
i adore them too ....

somehow i love the various colours so much that i used to write lecture notes with different colour pen sont ask me how but i did .........

u have company vidya
CYA .....
Ash

Vidya said...

@Mr.Seagull - I dont think I am superstitious any longer but ya.. its true that we are all superstitious sometimes

@Ash - he he good to know I am not alone :)

Ashwin said...

Actually collecting rubbers and pens is a hobby to many like collecting stamps and coins...Collection of different kinds matchbox labels, marbles, tops were very common those days...I feel that the present generation is really missing out on these small things...Thanks to the TVs and comps... I still collect stamps and coins. These hobbies also act as very good stress relievers..
Regarding Superstition...
There is nothing wrong in being superstitious. Actually it helps boost one's confidence... (And as always there is a limit.. :))

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