Orientation Week begins for new students next week and that means preparations for the new semester are reaching fever pitch. So today I took the time to stock up on the pens, pencils, folders, whiteboard markers and other bits I would need. We were promised a paperless office office about a decade ago but it seems no closer to a reality now than it was then. Personally I am grateful for that. I love stationery. I totally get why people queue up to pay outrageous prices at Smiggle. The $1 stores work for some things but never for writing of drawing equipment. There you need the good stuff. Who's with me?