Tuesday, August 30, 2011

spaced out... and out of space.

i miss blogging! things just keep happening in my little [analog] world and i always want to update my blog with it but like most people these days, i just can't seem to find the time. there's always something or another that keeps me away from my blogs to the point that i don't even visit them anymore. i always make a mental note to do an entry sometime soon but soon doesn't come and as time passes, i eventually lose the habit. then it gets harder to blog... or even write in my journal.

i recently read one of my old diaries from the 80's to my husband because there were several entries in it about him. we had a good laugh reminiscing the silly things i thought as a teenager and the nonsensical things we did and it just struck me. that i need to get back to the habit. it just feels so good to remember!... to remember the time, places, flavors, even old outdated verbal expressions. suddenly, journalling and blogging felt important. it IS an important activity and i should take time to do it. what if i lose my memory one of these days?

so here i am again trying to get back to the habit. of course, there's no better way to do it than putting to good use the typewriters and pens i already have. i also have to remind myself that no matter how inconsequential or unimportant a thought, a thing or a happening might be, 20 years from now, it will become a jewel that fuels my time machine.

welcome to my workspace, in all it's messy glory. in the foreground on the left is a gray Royal FP. the one on the right is a green Olympia SG-1. the typer in the far left is a 2-tone burgundy and gray Olympia SM3 that types cursive. i bought this from Ebay months ago but it just very recently landed on Philippine shores.


  1. Good to see a post from you!

    My study is slightly larger than yours, except that I have something like 77 typewriters in the room on various shelves. Think of that when you feel bad about your paltry eight.

    One advantage of typecasting is that your typewritten blog entries are much less fragile than these electrons, which won't be around 20 years from now unless you print them.

  2. That looks like a lovely use of space, actually, and a perfectly charming place to spend your days! As far as the expense goes, hey, most typewriters cost less than a meal at a fancy restaurant, or a few cocktails at the bar. A carton of cigarettes in the US costs nearly $100 these days. And the typewriters will be around much longer than any of these other little pleasures.

  3. Glad to see you posting. Agree, it is SUPER hard to keep up blogs.

  4. Drooling here. Hope you post more entries. When are we going to do a type up?

  5. I know exactly what you mean about lack of space. ALL of my books are currently stored under the house in plastic tubs. Hopefully, there are no titanium-toothed mice under there. And I too have a Royal QDL, Remington Quiet-Riter and SC Sterling like yours. Probably my three favoutrite machines to use, along with my Olympia SM2.
    Keep writing, Miss. Nice to have stumbled across your blog, too!

  6. I found your blog through a Typospheran's blogroll. I love it! Except for the pens (thank goodness) I'm there with the typewriter, camera and vinyl semi-obsessions.

    I'm looking forward to more posts and will rummage through your links. I see Steampunk and that makes me happy.

  7. Richard, 77 typers?!? wowser! that is a warehouseful! :-D

    Winston, if you put it that way, it definitely makes me feel better.

    thanks for the comments, Strikethru, Shordzi, Freehold, Teeritz and Dwayne. like most everyone, i just love getting them! it's a nice booster! :-)

  8. Lack of space? I set my giant Olympia SG 3 on a chair because my room is quite small indeed...xD

    You can also visit my typecasts here:


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