For most people in first world countries, products and necessities don’t become scarce very often. Americans were not accustomed to...
"O my love (for school supplies) is like a red, red rose" - Robert Burns, probably
Lisa Frank's beautiful art has the inflation rate of a Picasso. Can't snag some of her precious mini erasers for 25 cents, those babies are $10 for a pack of six now.
I'd like to thank the 90s for fueling my love for school supply shopping. To this day, I get giddy at the thought of heading out to Target and Office Max in late August (all the pen possibilities!). But as I roam the aisles, I notice that things just aren't as jazzed up as they used to be.
While we're looking back at all the wonderful moments (and the not so wonderful ones, i.e. that time you threw up in your new boyfriend's bed) here are a few articles that made my year just a smidgen better. I know for a fact after reading them you'll feel ten thousand times better about all of your not-so-great moments of 2011.
If you didn't have something Lisa Frank, then you probably had no friends. But if you happened to have a Lisa Frank trapper keeper, you were probably the most popular girl in school.
Like with most things in my life (namely, the boy I'm kinda, sorta talking to right now), I have a very complicated relationship with college. Over the past four years, we’ve had our ups and downs. There have been moments when my only thoughts were, I love college (when I was living one of these moments), and there were others when I’ve thought, I hate college with a fiery passion…
• Marc Jacobs does back-to-school. • Who are the worst celebrity role models? • Uh oh. Is Danielle Staub getting her own show? • When to intercept a friend's drunken hook-up. • Dog's doing funny things. Because it's Wednesday. • Facing social pressures in college.
You’ve spent the last 3 nights enjoying the free booze freedom that Welcome Week allows, but as you wake up with the garbage can next to your bed – again – you realize it might be time to buckle down.
I remember the days of running around Bed Bath and Beyond with my parents, frantically scrounging the aisle for that perfect plastic bin to stash all of my Ramen. Talk about a brutally long scene of events. I stood in the florescent-lit aisles of so many department stores I started dreaming about shower caddies, futon throw blankets and Audrey Hepburn posters.
Yes, we know summertime can be oh-so-sweet, but now it's August and summer's winding down with school just around the corner. As much as summer rules, from the beach to margaritas, there are so many perks to heading back to campus and gearing up for classes.
• Popular people live longer. • Save your moolah on back to school shopping. • When Photoshop goes very, very wrong. • Doesn't Obama have more important things to do? • More new American Idol judges?? • There's not much difference between getting a job and getting a man.
I recently received an email from someone asking if I wanted to try a "revolutionary binder." I wasn't really sure what could possibly revolutionize a binder (flashing lights? A smoke machine? It did your reading for you?), but being the school supplies whore that I am, I accepted. A few days later, the Duo Binder arrived on my doorstep.
With Labor Day just around the corner, it's time to say goodbye to our white sundresses and helloooooo (nurse) to leather boots, college football and Pumpkin Spice lattes at Starbucks. (Note: I said hello to those twice...on Monday.) Oh yeah, and also to long nights in the library, 40 pounds of textbooks and early classes. But let's ignore that stuff and celebrate the best season ever.
You’ve spent the last 3 nights enjoying the freedom that Welcome Week allows, but as you wake up with the garbage can next to your bed – again – you realize it might be time to buckle down. Classes are looming ever closer and not only can your body not handle another 12-hour hangover, you’ve got a lot of stuff to prepare before those 18 credits take over your life.