brother typewriter

September 17th, 2009

All craft and thrift action these days is geared towards occupying two preschoolers without noisy toys or heaps of sugar (okay there is some sugar, but not much). This cute little typewriter showed up on craigslist at just the right time and thankfully it wasn’t 200 bucks, which it seams most (out of date, pretty much useless, but indie rock stylish) typewriters are going for these days. The ribbon was immediately destroyed–thank you, son number one–but they really don’t know how it is supposed to work anyway, so mostly it’s about finding letters and numbers and making it *ding*.  And really it will always just be a toy for them. The other day, my daughter asked me what this toy was. We’ve had it since she was a baby! And she never knew it was a telephone! To her phones are little clam shell things you carry in your pocket. I am from a totally different world than she it, which reminds me of this list: 100 things your kids may never know about. I’m sure every generation has a list like this, ” back in my day…,” but it’s shocking to suddenly be the person saying, “back in my day…”

Okay, I need to stop now before I make myself feel geriatric. Onto happier things.

It’s starting to feel like fall here and though I haven’t been swearing at the heat all summer (the weather has actually been pleasant this summer, especially for a ginormous pregnant lady) fall is too lovely not to be excited about. So I thought I’d host a fall color week: a picture or two a day that captures a color of the coming season.  The color week thing has been done a thousand times, so I thought I’d use Crayola colors this time, mostly because burnt siena was my favorite (second only to cornflower blue) and because it is the color of fall to me (I’ll decode the colors for all those who grew up crayloa-less). Leave a comment if you want to play along and I’ll list a link to your blog (or flickr) when we start on Monday.

Monday: Brick Red (deep red)

Tuesday:Burnt Siena (a reddy orange, like the rooftops of Siena)

Wednesday: Goldenrod (warm, deep yellow)

Thursday: Chesnut (dark, warm brown)

Friday: Plum (like a plum, duh)

See you Monday!

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27 Responses to brother typewriter

  1. Melissa says:

    I’ve been waiting and waiting for a color week! Hooray and count me in!

  2. jess says:

    Color week!
    I love it.
    I am so on board.

  3. oona says:

    I’d love to play along. Thanks for the fall inspiration.

  4. Freckled Hen says:

    Yes…I’ll play. Brick red has been my favorite color since I was 7.
    Love the typewriter…

  5. Katie says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and really enjoy it! Never done a color week before but it sounds like a great way to celebrate the coming of fall. I’m in!

  6. I’ll play! Love the Crayola names. It’s still pretty warm here, so hopefully this will get me ready for when fall weather makes its debut in Chicago.

  7. Caitlin says:

    I’m up for it. I need to get back on the blogging/taking pictures bandwagon.

  8. Andrea says:

    I’d like to join in too!

  9. Jenny says:

    *gasp!!* Oh me too, me too!! Cornflower blue was ALWAYS my favorite color!! I answered one of those ‘get-to-know-you’ emails once, and one of the questions was: what’s your fave crayola color. When I said cornflower blue, the person that sent me the survey (who is 10 years younger than me) asked me what the heck I was talking about?!? C’mon! I’m not THAT old!!

    Anyway, I’ll play along!! :o)

  10. Fiona says:

    Can I play too on the opposite side of the world? It will be a Spring colour week in contrast to your Fall. Count me in :)

  11. Kim says:

    Hi,
    I’d love to join in please, although it’s not quite Autumn here in the UK. I can feel it in the air – my favourite season always seems to be the one thats just about to happen!

  12. I’m so excited about fall – i’d love to play along!

  13. juniper says:

    Great typewriter!!! Love the color!
    Speaking of which I love your idea for fall (only small problem is the colours still have not changed much here)- but I would like to try!
    -Juniper

  14. Ali says:

    I want to play – there seems no time to blog, but perhaps I can squeeze some photo moments.

  15. stephanie says:

    I’d still like to sign up, if I could.

  16. MrsCatbird says:

    I’d like to play along too.

  17. nath says:

    oh yes! i’m in! i’m in!

  18. MelanieO says:

    Is it too late? I’d love to jump in!!

  19. MelanieO says:

    Oh, and I forgot to add, Burnt Sienna was my favorite Crayola color ever!! (and Cornflower Blue second). I also always loved Periwinkle, but it might be that I just loved the name …

  20. Anna says:

    Oh Hi, I’d love to play too if it’s not too late.. I forgot about the great crayola names.

  21. Kim says:

    Can I play all the way from wintery-meant-to-be-spring Tasmania?

  22. Kelly says:

    Please count me in. A color week is always a fun week of blogging :)

  23. mary grace says:

    count me in & i’ll try to keep up. no promises, but hopefully it will be a good way to get myself back into the habit of blogging. thanks for hosting!

  24. Carol says:

    I came here via Mountain Mama. I have never taken part in a colour week but it sounds like good fun so count me in :-)

    C x