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March 14, 2011

Reluctant Productive

I usually boycott Daylight Savings Time for at least a week by not getting out of bed for an hour.
I work later, so it's still dark when I clock out my imaginary timecard.
I'm noticing that I'm most productive Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I like working when most people aren't. The world feels quieter and I go to bed with a sense of accomplishment.
My eyes are tired today, and as I suspected, I'm not getting a lot done. I discovered two more staplers, bringing the collection total to 10.

I have long suspected that my mother and I shared the same secret obsession with office supplies. I sometimes suspect that my mother "borrowed" these staplers from her offices over the years. I remember some of them from my childhood. I like office supplies. Little gadgets that make people more productive and efficient. What could be better?



I am going to gesso my canvases now. 

5 comments :

Swayframe said...

You could probably make bank selling some of those colorful little Swinglines on the the interweb.

Nomi Lubin said...

"Little gadgets that make people more productive and efficient. What could be better?"

Not much.

Nomi Lubin said...

Oh -- my grandfather had an office supply company from the 30s into the 60s and I still have his razor knife. It's art deco and fabulous. I have to try to find it now and photograph it....

elainemari said...

I find that post hopelessly funny. I don't know why.

I have an antique Bostich Stapler, here's a photo http://bit.ly/enSgZX. I "borrowed" it when I left my ex. He "borrowed" it from the Accounting Firm he worked at in the late 60s. It has A/C Payable scratched in the bottom and it is heavy and worn with spatters of paint and paint worn off all along where it is pressed to staple. Love it.

Matthew Konicek said...

Send your stapler/ruler pics to:

http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/

Vicarious anal-retention.