Dan started school today. It's fun to see the Harvard campus buzzing with students again. I love September. The air has cooled off considerably and I even got to wear a sweater today! The leaves on our street are starting to go red and orange. Oh how I love New England in the fall. My parents are coming at the beginning of October and we're going to drive to Vermont to see the leaves. I've always wanted to be in Vermont at this time of year.
Anyway, back to school always reminds me of my favorite thing about going back to school: school supplies! Even though my semester started more than two months ago, I'm in the mood to buy some pens and paper.
Like every obsessive writer, I'm very particular about my pens. They have to be micro (.5). My favorite right now is the Uni-Ball Vision Exact. Black, always black. I like the thin lines and the little polka dots on the pen.
Dan introduced me to Moleskine notebooks when we met (three years ago!) and I'm convinced that they're a must-have for every writer (actually for every person who has a hand). I can't tell you how many times I've been sitting on the train or walking in the grocery store, etc., when an idea hits me and I'm scavenging for a scrap of paper in my purse to write on (I've written ideas on just about every surface you can possibly imagine). Enter the Moleskine. These little Italian notebooks are brilliant. They're small enough that you can slip one into your pocket or purse and their ultra-durable. I'm going to try out the Daily Planner in 2008.
What are your favorite back to school supplies?