Not dead, just still buried in school stuff. Hopefully I’ll start posting again after May when I graduate!
Also, I run the Broad Street Race about 3 days after my thesis is due because that was a smart decision that will in no way bite me in the ass 2 weeks from now.
It’s nice to know that some things never change.
Felt like doing a “what’s in my bag” post (hello 2009!) and I was trying to streamline my bag anyway.
Bag: Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag (I don’t think they make this style anymore? It’s from 2013-ish).
What I usually carry:
- work laptop (a bit on the heavy side but it’s nice to work from home when I need to)
- blue Filofax Metropol day planner to hold my entire life
- pink Staples Arc notebook for school
- Compass stand for iPad
- Actual iPad mini and case
- Logitech Keys 2 Go bluetooth keyboard (this and my iPad have been great for mobile writing this year. It was definitely a “treat ‘yo self!” splurge)
- various cords and cables
- all the pens
- purple polka dot Moleskine
- hand lotion
- Tic Tacs!
There is totally no excuse for my unexplained hiatus except that I’m lazy and got bogged down with school and life stuff. Sorry!
Also, someone please help, I have like, 5 day planners for 2015-2016 now and I don’t know how that happened. I even splurged on an A5-sized Filofax from Ebay without really knowing what I’d do with all that extra writing space. I’m thinking that I might use it as a school/thesis project planner. I can have sections for thesis notes, meetings with my advisor and seminar class, task list, calendar pages for due dates, etc. And then after I finish school in May (hopefully, please God), maybe I can use it as a journal or something.
Also, how did I not know that there are sorts of cute planner accessories and paper inserts on Etsy? Like this shop or this one? I’m too craft-challenged to even print my own day planner refills so these shops are both terrific and a dangerous idea for me.
Filofax A5 Saffiano from Ebay
There have always been female Star Wars fans
Author is responding to this completely stupid J.J. Abrams quote from a recent interview: “Star Wars was always about, you know…it was always a boy’s thing, and a movie that dads take their sons to. And though that’s still very much the case–”
THANK YOU AUTHOR. Jesus Christ, every time Abrams opens his mouth lately, I actually get LESS excited about a NEW STAR WARS movie. Dear Lucasfilm and Disney PR people: Please stop sending Abrams on press tours or, if you must, send him but duct-tape his mouth shut already. I don’t get why you’d want to alienate half your goddamn fan base. Sincerely, person who had just bought TFA tickets the other night so she could do a nice Christmas Day thing with her dad, because watching Star Wars–(and Star Trek, Doctor Who, X-Files, X-Men, Avengers, etc.) is how they bond).
I’ve mentioned my Alphasmart Neo on my Instagram before. But in the world of weird-ass stationery/writing items, what the hell is it? Buckle up, buttercups–I am in the mood for longform writing about obsolete technology today.
This letter reminded me of the last car accident I was involved in. The TL;DR summary is that if you’re on medication that causes severe dizziness, or any other driving impairment, then please don’t go all over the road willy-nilly. Below is what happens with even a “minor” car accident which was so confusing that the responding police were like, “we are going to need Matchbox cars to diagram this properly.”