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What is your favorite office supply?

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Topic: What is your favorite office supply?
Posted By: SuperGrover
Subject: What is your favorite office supply?
Date Posted: August 08 2003 at 11:36am
Mine is the device that helps you put packing tape on a box. It has a big handle and a sharp cutting blade and this odd plastic panel that's supposed to push the tape down.

I just sealed a box! It was lots of fun!

"Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." - Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street1b/N/ii ~ ??"/27"/32"

Posted By: Cranberry
Date Posted: August 08 2003 at 11:49am
Pretty simple, for me--I love pens! They come in so many different colors and varieties, from the straight plain kind to the funky gel twisty ones. My favorite pen I have is kind of a Rubiks Cube sort of thing where you slide and twist the color panels on the sides so they match. Keeps me busy whenever boredom arises.

Posted By: Mylissa
Date Posted: August 08 2003 at 12:51pm
I'm into pens myself *lol* glad to know I'm not alone. I like the Pilot Precise Extra Fine signature one around here is the Pilot in purple.


Posted By: Lyris
Date Posted: August 08 2003 at 1:15pm
SG I love your topics...they are progressively getting more and more inane (love it!) I have a beautiful blue stapler that I could staple all day with. It's so great. I never understood the joke in "Office Space" until I owned my own nice Swingline. I even got my name put on it in case my office undergos a midnight raid!

Look for beauty, and you will find no intelligence. Look for intelligence and you will find both.Proud member of the Cult of All Soft

Posted By: caramia
Date Posted: August 08 2003 at 2:12pm
I like my brand new shiny red calculator. My husband got it for free at a conference. He gave it to me because he heard me saying I didn't have a calculator and I had to keep using the one that comes with Windows. It feels so much better to push the soft buttons on an actual calculator than it does to type in the calculations on a computer keyboard.

I know what you mean about office raids, my desk is near a photcopier room. People using the photocopier come over looking for scissors, post its, staple removers. Someone (who usually doesn't give me the time of day) asked me for 8 paper clips this morning. I know when I'm away from my desk they are rooting all over for stuff. I came back to my desk one day and found a strange lady just standing in my cube - she asked me for scissors to open up a box of copier paper. I was bugged and just told her I didn't have any (yeah, I showed her (tee hee)). You know I'll show them - I'm gonna start locking up my supplies (especially my brand new shiny red calculator). You know I've lost it now.....slow day....Friday....most people are on vacation.


Posted By: Twanda
Date Posted: August 09 2003 at 3:00pm
It would have to be pop up post-it notes. They''re so colorful and useful. Writing myself notes is the best, I have post it notes on my purse, bathroom mirror, car, and my PC monitor. They can also be used to mark pages in large documents, bookmarks, making lists, etc.


Posted By: Elissa
Date Posted: August 10 2003 at 8:10pm
I love this topic, as I've always had something of an office supply fetish. I think I love pens and pencils more than anything. And brand new notebooks on which to use them! I love gel pens and micro point markers. I also love mechanical pencils. I love colored post its.

I've always loved this kind of stuff. So glad to find I'm not alone!


Posted By: Unregistered Guest
Date Posted: August 11 2003 at 7:39pm
I had to find a psudo name for this thread... no self respecting hair guy can post under an office supply heading! Mechanical pencils - thats my thing, for years I had a special kind that I loved and a guy I work with begged for my to get him one.. I wouldn' nor would I tell him where it came from. After about 3 years I gave in and got him one, then 2 weeks later, stole it one night and refused to get him another

Posted By: Elissa
Date Posted: August 12 2003 at 4:11am
5 or 7mm? ha...I love the 5, the soft one.

I hate that big fat 9mm pencil. It smudges!


Posted By: SuperGrover
Date Posted: August 12 2003 at 4:24pm
Sigh... they stopped making my favorite pen.

*back of hand to forehead, dramatically* Whatever will I DO?

"Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." - Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street1b/N/ii ~ ??"/27"/32"

Posted By: Elissa
Date Posted: August 13 2003 at 9:11pm
Which one was that?


Posted By: Sophie
Date Posted: August 20 2003 at 7:26am
I like great pencils (auto or regular) #7 .....Hey what's the deal with erasers lately??? I find myself searching for good erasers....

But I just love beautiful paper...all colors. I design all of our salon, biz cards, stationary, pamphlets, newsletters ect.... and I love to find great paper and card stock.


Sophie -

Posted By: SuperGrover
Date Posted: August 20 2003 at 9:56am
Originally posted by Elissa Elissa wrote:

Which one was that?

Zzzzzz. Huh?
Oh, sorry! Asleep at the switch.

Paper-Mate Gel Rollers in blue.
It's a gray pen with a matching cap. I bought a bunch recently when I found them, but I'm pretty sure they're not being made anymore. I've looked online. Our office supply catalog at work no longer has them.

"Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." - Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street1b/N/ii ~ ??"/27"/32"

Posted By: Spaci32
Date Posted: August 23 2003 at 9:41am

I don't think I would be able to survive without my sticky notes! My walls are horrible because I just stick them all on there so I won't forget anything. Without them I would end up working with the wrong client at the wrong time on the wrong topic I think. Don't want to try and find out though.


Personally in the pen department I just use the plain cheapo black bics. I literally lose a pen a day so that works for me. I'm not really that absent minded......

A wish is a desire without any attempt to attain its end.

Posted By: 3katz
Date Posted: October 04 2003 at 9:43pm
My three-hole punch that lets me organize papers, transparencies, whatever into a binder. I'm not naturally organzed, so I don't know what I'd do without it.


Posted By: Sobriquet
Date Posted: November 20 2003 at 10:50am
mechanical pencils
post-it notes in fun colors
favorite pen: Pilot Precise rolling ball; V5 - extra fine (NOT fine; EXTRA fine)

Wavy Brunette
Current Length: 29"
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Posted By: Jade30
Date Posted: July 01 2005 at 12:45pm

The Backspace Key, but in this case an eraser because I just make too many mistakes. :P

Posted By: eKatherine
Date Posted: July 01 2005 at 2:44pm
Electric stapler, no question. I've been the envy of every office I've worked in.


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Posted By: BrownEyez2
Date Posted: July 01 2005 at 6:52pm
Sticky notes w/o a doubt! I write evvverrrything down (leaves no room for errors or misunderstandings!) and these were a must have for me when I was in the office. I had them everywhere - desk drawers, desk top, car, purse, etc


Posted By: fullxdiva
Date Posted: July 22 2005 at 11:45am
definetly the sticky notes!!!! at work we just get the plain yellow ones. so i buy the colored and striped ones to use at home. i don't know HOW this world managed to survive this long without those things

"Not Lucky Just Blessed"

Posted By: Tinkerbelle
Date Posted: October 06 2005 at 4:33pm

Personally, I couldnt work without my file folders.  I have to keep very intense case files, and need my file folders!!!!  I also love stickynotes.  I have heart shaped, butterflies, & flower shaped ones!  I am always leaving teachers notes on when I can see a child in thier homeroom....and they know it is me, once they see the color and the shape of the postit


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