Sunday, November 2, 2008

Funny Thoughts

This is a quote from a story on the Fox News website: "An SM-3 fired from the USS Paul Hamilton directly hit the first target missile." The first thought in my narrow mind was, "How could a typewriter stop a missile?" Ah, the mind of a typewriter collector! NaNoWriMo update:3980 and nowhere near what I had planned. Love this one: " A recent survey of the top 1,000 living English-language authors finds that more than 80 percent own manual typewriters averaging 43 years in age and three broken functions, with a per-unit resale value of $4.75 and slipping. Yet in a questionnaire about their response if brigands should invade their homes and demand either their beat-up old manual typewriters or their spouses on pain of death, a whopping 96 percent wrote 'Spouse.'"

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Two-thousand one-hundred and ninety-four words (<-this is how to pad a word count!), pounded out on a 1967 Olympia SM-9 all with no plot outline what so ever. Sweet deal today at the thrift store, Late model SM-9 (circa 1973) for half off of ten dollars and ninety-one cents (<-yet another ploy to pad my word count). Mechanically, I like this typewriter better that the '67 but I like the aesthetic value from the earlier models. Oh, well. Can't have your cake and eat it to. By the way does any one else type this:* instead of this:' when switching from a typewriter to a computer?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Um, stuff...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Honey, I Think I Broke the Scanner

Well, in a sad note we moved the computer desk the other day and now my three dollar scanner doesn't work. I wish we had a camera lens as well. I bought a Hermes Rocket on ebay a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to show her off. I guess I'll have to wait on that. In a lighter note, I signed up for NaNoWriMo. There is no way I could ever write 50,000 words on the computer. My inner editor would kill me. I've already re-edited this post twice and I am still writing it! I am thinking about long hand writing then re-editing on one of the typewriters. Wish me luck.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Monday, September 29, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

The First Post