My Typewriter Problem


It is no secret that I really love vintage typewriters.  I already owned two last week when I found a third.  This Smith-Corona Galaxie II was at the thrift store for a great deal.  The case was in good shape and only a few keys were bent.  Although I do not need another project, I would like to clean up the inside and see how it polishes up!  Here are a few shots… 

Fun Finds in May

       I am baffled that it is already June!  Where did our spring go?  The weather has begun to heat up, and it has rained every day for the past four days on the Gulf Coast.  Early in May, my best friend graduated from USM with her masters.  Since she shares my love for vintage goodies, I decided the best place to find a graduation gift was the Centuries Antique Mall in D’Iberville.  Even though it is huge on Automall Parkway.  I always forget to check it out!

      So after work I cruised down there, and was not disappointed!  I was able to find a cute clutch and necklace for my friends as well as some great finds.

National Novel Writing Month with My Little Blue Typewriter


Little Blue Typewriter Complete with case and original instructions! 

 I cannot believe it is already November!  November does not only mean the edge of the Holiday season, but National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  For the past three Novembers I have joined thousands of other frantic would be  writers as we attempt to write a complete 50,0000 word novel in one month.  I have not been successful yet. However, it has been a great creative exercise, and I have met a group of great people going through the exact same thing as me.  In the spirit of growing as a writer I decided to try something different.  

        This year, I am attempting to do a bulk of my writing on a vintage typewriter.  Although I already have a maroon typewriter with glass keys, I decided I needed something sturdier.  Being someone who has blown out the keyboard not once, but twice on my MacBook I opted for a Brother Deluxe from the 1960s.  (Definitely skipped on the glass keys.)  My little blue typewriter is an Ebay purchase, and all I had to do was change the ribbon.  Anyone interested in vintage typewriters may like to know that Amazon sells universal typewriter ribbon that fit my machine easily.  

       Last night I warmed up with a few opening paragraphs, and I found the clacking of the keypad fairly soothing.  It will certainly keep me from getting distracted by the internet.  

Anyone else participating in NaNoWriMo 2013?  

Ready for the close up!