I’ll see you in my reams.
I do not often make impulse purchases, but when I do, I always make absurd ones. Great absurd ones. Allow me to elaborate. In my life I have owned or currently own the following: a unicycle, juggling clubs, a fully illustrated 1,001 Arabian Nights, a rainbow colored glass bottle that looks like a genie could live in it, flippers and a snorkel, a lacrosse stick, a harmonica, a papier mache Ablert Einstein head, and a tool specifically designed to take the little lint ball off of sweaters (actually that one was a gift). Today, I added to this collection of real property perhaps my most useful non-essential purchase yet– a crate (that is 2300 sheets) of dot matrix printer paper. What? Dot matrix printer paper? The hell you say! No, it is true. I am now the proud owner of 2300 continuous sheets of paper with little holes on each side (2297 now because I pulled three sheets off). Why would I want 2300 sheets of continuous paper. Well, the other day on TV Geoff and I saw this poet reading from a ream of dot matrix printer paper, and since then I have not been able to get the image out of my mind. The summer is coming and I think this carton of paper will help spur my literary creativity. I can make really long signs. I can make elaborate lists of any length, I can draw maps that are either very long or very wide, I can spell out giant words made of paper, I can pursue the creation of elaborate chains of paper dolls, or I can outline Cody’s star vehicle. If I ever win the Pulitzer prize I am pretty sure it will have something to do with this paper. Nerd time starts now.