"If I knew where you lived, I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils." ~NY152 to Shopgirl, in the movie You've Got Mail (1998)
Tangent: Do they still use red ink for correcting? We would get the "erasable" pens, and I used to do this thing where I'd scribble on the back of my left hand with the red and blue pens, and then get spit on my finger to blend it until it looked like a bruise. I was very artistic about it -- for a fourth grader.
Anyway, I have to use serious restraint during the end-of-summer sales -- and when the clearance sales begin around the end of September, I let myself stock up while prices are so low. :) I must admit I've had a lifelong (college ruled!) notebook fetish; I have a history of buying them when I know I already have several empty ones at home, because it has such a cool picture on the cover, or it's an interesting size that might turn out to be just perfect for some bag or writing project, or they're twelve for a dollar!
I can't be the only one. :) If you have experienced this
syndrome instinct, share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!