Things That Don’t Suck — My First Celebratory Post

Yesterday I suggested we begin the practice here of “Things That Don’t Suck Thursdays” in which we celebrate those things in life which bring us delight.  (You may prefer the less crude “Delightful Thursdays” or similar handle, but the intent could be the same).  So without further ado, I present to you my first entry…. one of my favourite joys…

…Office Supplies.

blog-pen

Ahhh (happy sigh)….

Office stores to me are like casinos to a gambling addict.  Does inspiration conjure any better feeling than the perfect pen that fits the hand just so, and has an ink which just glides across the page (if the ink is colourful all the better)?  And the very first page of a new writing book that just calls to you, “Come rant, or laugh, or scribble, or create as you will.”  Or the smell of a fresh box of crayons that beckons one to stretch one’s inner artist.

Is there a tool of some kind that is so perfect that it calls you to work?  What will you celebrate today?

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5 Responses to “Things That Don’t Suck — My First Celebratory Post”


  1. 1 Robin July 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Office supplies are high on my list of great things too, for all the reasons you mentioned.

    My camera is one of those tools that often calls me to work so today I will celebrate The Camera. Any camera. From the my first point and click (the kind that took 110 film… do they still make those?) to my current digital camera to the one I’d like to own in the near future. They have all brought me joy of some kind.

    Thanks for that, Sock Girl. It was a much needed “say thanks” break in my day. I like your title for it. Things That Don’t Suck works for me.

  2. 2 tpgoddess0103 July 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    What is it about new pens and paper? I’m not even a writer by nature and I luuurve them!

    I’m such a geek, so here you go – new versions of software. Any kind. I love playing around to see what newer, better things it can do. For instance, I love the WordPress monthly wrap up blog post that summarizes any new things they’ve designed. Definitely something that Does Not Suck 🙂

  3. 3 Doc Thelma July 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    (This is the third time I’ve tried to comment… let’s see if this works)

    A very neat feature for your blog; looking forward to more.

    I will vote for scholar.google.com I can search for all sorts of scholarly articles there and often find them in full text form, which saves me the trouble of an interlibrary loan. Plus, I can look up lots of cool things, like other papers that have cited my work.

  4. 4 Alto2 July 15, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Office supplies do not suck. Purple pens, in particular, rock.

  5. 5 Janet July 16, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Oh, I love office supplies. have you seen paper clips lately? Awesome colors and shapes.


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