I have a new toy!
This baby is huge. Almost 22" wide. It looks pretty archaic, no?
That's ok. It does what I want it to do.
And at almost 22" wide, it does what I want it to do.
Type on a 12x12 piece of paper.
Perfect for scrapbooking!
There's a funny little story that goes along with this baby.
Last weekend I went shopping with friend and Sam tagged along with us. We walked into an antique/consignment store. Sam took a quick look around and said "This looks like a pawn shop".
A pawn shop!
Now mind you, we've never been in a pawn shop. Not that there's anything wrong with pawn shops. But we've never been in one.
But we have watched a few episodes of Pawn Stars on the History channel. If you haven't seen it, it's a show about a pawn shop in Las Vegas.
So, back to the story. When Sam said that, he said that in typical Sam style, at the top of his voice. First thing that ran through my mind was how many people in the store would be wondering how a 9 year old knew what a pawn store looked like.
Second thing that ran through my mind was this definitely wasn't a pawn shop and I didn't want the owner to be ticked off that someone said it looked like one, even if it was only a 9 year old.
And then a guy (turned out to be the owner) stopped & I thought 'oh crap'! But the guy was super nice and said, 'you're right little guy, it does look like a pawn shop'. And then we had a nice little conversation about Pawn Stars.
And so, Sam has been indoctrinated into my hobby of junking.
(I promise this story has an end, keep reading...)
Walking through the store, the prices were nothing to get excited about. Way overpriced. No deals to be had. I did see a cool old blue metal typewriter, but I already have a cool OLD typewriter that sits in our kitchen - more form than function, though - it's super old.
But this one was no bargain.
So I passed it by.
That night I was telling Nick about our day and what Sam said in the store. And that I saw a cool old typewriter, but it was really expensive, and that I needed to check out Ebay for an electric typewriter. Because I've been wanting an electric typewriter.
And Nick said, "you want an electric typewriter? we have a bunch at my office that no one is using, I'll see if you can have one and if so, I'll bring one home".
And this week he did!
So this baby was free. Yippee!
Sam and I have both been playing with it today. Look what he made for me -