i ordered some fresh field notes. it’s been awhile since we’ve had any in the house. too long. one of my renewed commitments is to make sure i’m supporting people and brands that i really want to support ( see also supporting thinkup ) and life’s too short to be taking notes in crappy little notebooks.
so we’ve got six new drink local notebooks in the house because, well, i love the field notes brand and the people behind the brand, and i’m not gonna lie i really wanted a couple of the letterpress coasters.
one will go in the galaxie 500 to record mileage and oil changes and the dates of repairs i can never remember, and one will go by the window by the kitchen table so we can record the weather and the birds we see visiting the feeder and one will go by the landline to record voicemails and whatnot ( yes we have a landline ) and a few will go out to work because it seems to me that if you’re the brand manager for a farmer-owned cooperative it just makes sense to record your thoughts in field notes ( appropriately enough one will probably be sitting next to this lunchbox ).
what i didn’t anticipate – but should have – given his love of writing down his thoughts is that odin would be very keen on taking a few ( i.e. all ) of the notebooks for his own use.
odin: “hey, those look great. can i have them?”
me: “uuuuuhhhh. i was really planning on these using these around the house and at work.”
odin: “oooooh, c’mon! i can have at least one, right?”
me: “o.k. one will be fine for now. we’ll order more. pick one.”
i secretly hope he doesn’t pick the red “amber” notebook because i like the color as it slowly dawns on me that i’m giving him the option of choosing a notebook dedicated to a style of beer and wonder if he’s going to take it to school.
gah. he chose amber. now i’m thinking i have to order some winter editions and swap them out on the chance he wants to use it for notes at school