Confessions of a Stationery Addict

Hi, I’m Tasha and I’m obsessed with stationery.

I can’t walk past an Officeworks, Typo, Kikki. K or Smiggle without stopping to buy something.

I’ve mentioned before that I prefer to write in pencil. With pencil you can rub out your mistakes. I like that. I have a number of pencils in reserve – waiting for their turn to be used. They’re made from recycled newspaper and will be called upon when the currently used pencil is a nub that I can no longer hold on to comfortably.

This however is the special pen.


The special pen is the one Husband bought me for Christmas last year. I’m terribly possessive about this pen…  Imagine saying:

“I’m sorry, but I can’t let you use this pen because my Husband bought it for me for Christmas and I’m the only one who is allowed to use this pen.”

Now imagine saying that to a 17 year-old Austistic boy and wondering who exactly has the bigger problems to deal with!

With regards to said pen I’ve also been known to say:

“You have used my pen without permission. Now I have to kill you.”

And the absolute clanger. When someone is looking for a pen and there seems to be no other pen available in the entire universe…

“I have a pen. It’s nestled between my breasts and is slightly oily from being there. You’re welcome to use it if you want.”

And then when they do…!?!?!

(SIDE NOTE: There’s been a catastrophe… as of last Friday I have lost my special pen.  When I got home from work after lunch said pen wasn’t tucked in its usual spot between my boobs.  I’m grieving.  The fact that some sticky-fingered-delinquent has probably taken my pen and appropriated it for themselves has me in a tiz.  I just hope that it runs out of ink soon… That’ll serve them right for lifting it from the desk while I wasn’t looking.)

I’m Tasha and I’m a stationery addict. I know that I need some help, but I kind of like my pens and pencils, so if you do try to help me be warned that I have weapons. And I’m not afraid to use them…

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8 Responses to Confessions of a Stationery Addict

  1. Janine September 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM #

    ok backing away from you now. I am sure there must be a support group for Stationery addicts.I too have problems with Typo and nine times outta ten I always walk out with something. Oh no at the pen going missing. Um that was an interesting place to stash said pen though. Looking at you sideways now.

    • Tasha Chawner September 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM #

      LOL – I don’t sound that crazy, do I!?
      T xo

  2. melanie September 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM #

    I am a stationery junkie too. I have sooo many pens and pencils – but I neeeed mine – I draw, and paint. I have pencil cases too. Lots of them. I need lots to keep all of my pens and pencils in. And cups and tins, and boxes and drawers.
    And paper. If you have that many pens and pencils you need lots of paper too.
    I have a small problem thing with blank notebooks.

  3. Tasha Chawner September 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM #

    I’m the same with blank notebooks too Mel. My problem with them is that they look so nice when they have nothing in them, that I never want to start writing in them… Crazy?
    T xo

  4. Joy September 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM #

    Haha I’m the same (maybe not that exteme) but looove officeworks and typo 🙂 Dad calls me an office junkie and refuses to take me anywhere that sells stationary.
    I’ve got a heap of coloured pens I bought years ago and never used (and probably never will as some are fluro and they’ve probably all dried out now anyway) but they’re still sitting in a container on my windowsill. And millions of notebooks and paper everywhere.
    Love it all though 😀

    • Tasha Chawner October 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM #

      We’re just back from our trip away around Victoria, and I’m come home with more pens and notebooks!!
      Glad to know that there are others in the world you share my insanity… I mean love 🙂
      T xo

  5. Megan October 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM #

    Im still in school now an Im addicted to stationery! I have endless amounts of pens and pencils, boxes of paper, rubbers ugghhhh i just love it all so much!

    • Tasha Chawner October 18, 2013 at 7:24 PM #

      It can become quite the obsession Megan! Good luck with your studies 🙂

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