I've been very busy sleuthing with the CSI (Colors, Stories, Inspiration) site the past couple of months. These challenges are so inspiring and I always look forward to Friday evening when the new challenge is revealed. After reading all the details I grab a scrap of paper and jot down the five colours of the palette as well as the Evidence and Testimony requirements. I like to have this basic information handy as reference when I'm working on my page.
This week as I was making my notes I remarked to Richard that I should get myself a little black notebook, you know, sort of like real detectives have for making notes on the case they're solving. ;-) Plus, I really like notebooks and can always find a use for a new one. So next morning off we went to the office supply store.
As soon as we entered the store we were approached by a young boy who asked if we needed help finding anything. "I'm looking for a small notebook", I said. "Okay", he said, muttering something to himself about technology and led us off in the total opposite direction of where I was expecting the notebooks to be. Next thing I know he's waving his arm in the general direction of where the printers and computers are located saying, "You'll find one somewhere in there". I was confused. And then it dawned on me that we were from two very different generations and his idea of a notebook was obviously not the same as mine.
"Oh. Um, no", I said. "I'm looking for a tiny notebook...like, with pages inside." And I laughed. I couldn't help it. "Ohhhh" he said, with a bit of an embarrassed look on his face, and led me off in the direction I'd originally thought we should be going. There was a nice assortment of old-fashioned notebooks and I picked out a black one which should fit my sleuthing needs just fine.
The world sure has changed and I'm beginning to feel like a bit of a dinosaur these days but as long as I never walk into the office supply store and have to explain to someone what a piece of paper is I think I'll be okay. ;-)
Until next time...