Feb. 16th, 2009 10:08 am
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It's hard to get inspired to write swimsuit copy when your office is freezing.

I know, life is difficult.


Thanks for the little typewriter, o anonymous one! It's so cute.

The typewriter I grew up with looked like this one. No kidding.

And you wonder why I am so devoted to computers. {g}

Date: 2009-02-16 08:28 pm (UTC)
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The first typewriter I ever used looked like that -- but it was the typewriter in my father's office. I think we still have something one or two models on in the basement somewhere.

Date: 2009-02-16 08:33 pm (UTC)
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My sister still has it in her house. My kids type on it whenever we visit, and they can't believe that people typed on that kind of monster regularly. I tell them to get off the objet d'art.

(To be fair, I learned on an electric. I'd had it with that typewriter by the time I hit high school. {g})

Date: 2009-02-16 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Oh, god, I had one of those. I found it on top of a garbage can one night in New York, cleaned it up, found a place that still sold the right ribbons and wrote my first story on it with a bottle of Jim Beam pretending to be Lillian Hellman (yes, I was VERY young. Yes, I still have the story. No, I was not Lillian Hellman, nor ever shall be :) It broke my heart to leave it behind when I moved away, but at that weight I'd have had to buy it its own seat on the plane to London.

Date: 2009-02-17 01:44 am (UTC)
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at that weight

Oh, seriously. The Boy tried to move the typewriter, and he wasn't prepared for the weight. He's used to lifting laptops. {g}

That was my favorite part of "Julia," just the scenes of her writing. Or was that some other movie where Jane Fonda played a writer? Either way, I liked the cool typewriter.

Date: 2009-02-17 11:49 pm (UTC)
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That was my favorite part of "Julia," just the scenes of her writing.

Yes! Yes! That's EXACTLY how I pictured Hellman, and exactly why. God, I loved that story. Now I'm dying to see the movie again. Or read Pentimento -- I still have the same well-thumbed copy.


Must. Finish. Paper.


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