Thursday, August 27, 2009

School Nostalgia

I always feel nostalgic this time of year...there's something about the end of summer that always brings back memories of first day of school butterflies, new clothes and my personal favorite, new school supplies. During a recent trip to Target, I found myself wandering aimlessly around the school supply aisle, checking out the lunch boxes, notebooks and pencils. As if I don't already get distracted enough in Target, I just can't help myself around school supplies. (and what is it about Target that causes me to feel a compulsive need to scan the entire store anyway? Why do I go in with a list of 3 items and leave with a cart full of things?)

I have always been a dork when it comes to school supplies....remember the days of Lisa Frank and Trapper Keepers?? I loved all things Lisa Frank (I now find them blinding, but in the 80's, they were a must have)

In college, my favorite part of each semester was filling out my planner. I would sit down in class & anxiously await for the syllabus to be passed out so that I could enter all of the information into my planner (and I'm talking about a real in ones that you write things in....not an iPhone or a Crackberry or anything like that) Go ahead, laugh at my dorkiness...I embrace it!

Earlier this week, as I was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on 376, I looked around to see many cars around me piled up to the roof with pillows, bean bags and storage boxes (no doubt filled with Ramen Noodles and Easy Mac) and I realized that it was move in day for Pitt students. ahhh...another huge wave of nostalgia. I remember feeling anxious, nervous and excited for classes to start....happy to start on my own, but sad to leave my parents....and I wondered if the students in the cars next to me were feeling the same things that day. I hope that they were, it was a great feeling.


JCHokie said...

I totally feel the same way every time this year too! I also LOVE school supplies and the smell of new books. I was just sniffing my new PHR books yesterday. I guess it takes a dork to know a dork. =)

Jenn said...

I get the SAME way! Especially since I work on a college campus. I actually wrote a post about this last fall.

Oh yeah, and I used to LOVE filling out my planner too :)

Life with Pog said...

If you are a dork, then I am too -- and proud of it! I love school / office supplies, and I *love* paper planners. Now, I love getting a new yearly calendar and writing in all the birthdays and anniversaries in each month.

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