Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Hearing what I need to hear




todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I live a pretty damned satisfied life, no matter what I may think (sometimes)

that I am usually NOT a procrastinator (there have been exceptions, even in sobriety)

for all the people who've been writing about Rule #62 -- Don't take yourself too seriously

that Syd reminded me of the glorious odor of mimeograph ink; for those of you too young to remember that, that's too bad


It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

7 comments:

Steve E said...

When Sr Rose Gertrude went to the mimeograph machine, we all knew clas would be suspended for a few. ALSO I LOVED the smell of that ink, I can smell it now.

Scott said...

ooohhh I remember the ditto maker... and the awful clatter it made in the school office lol

Garykfc said...

I loved that smell. There wasn't a kid in class who didn't have that paper up to their nose. I loved the purple color of the ink too.

Mary Christine said...

I sometimes print things in "that" purple color - and people of a certain age invariably hold it up to their noses, even though they know it isn't going to have that lovely aroma.

Scott W said...

My dad had a mimeograph machine he would run off little league baseball status stuff. He had it in his workroom in the basement. Surprisingly I did not steal the ink and snort it.

Syd said...

I wonder if my brain cells were fried from sniffing all that ink. I did great on tests so who knows???
Another favorite was the smell of new textbooks and a new pack of writing paper (with the lines). Those were the days.

Kim A. said...

That color purple... I can see it so clearly. I just loved getting our math homework sheets in gradeschool. I would try to write neat but always smudged it up. Funny things we remember..

Namaste (and yes, those were the days)