Sunday, October 5, 2008

waking up in indy.

like i said, we got to sleep in the typewriter room at jamie and jerry's place last night. this is a bit of a misnomer, since many rooms in the house have a typewriter or ten in them. i really did think aitor was going to spin out of control. we spent a lovely evening up chatting about typewriters, letterpress fetishism, sewing, sewing machines, roller derby politics and all manner of other minutia.

we also learned some new slang - 'keycutters.' although i like to steer my public voice away from derision within the craft scene, i do have to admit a real distaste for the sight of disemboweled typewriters. in the craft world, this usually manifests itself in the form of typewriter key jewellery...hence, keycutters. apologies to all those i am calling out. i just value typewriters above adornment. and yet we live with animal parts all over our home. i will admit my hypocrisies if you can forgive my judgments. besides, it's a good slur. i put it to my readership to come up with a nasty nickname for button makers.

we left indiana with some fresh picked wildflowers and moved from hoosiers to buckeyes as we pressed on into ohio. if you ask me, these state nick names are all nonsense. but you didn't ask me. i am just full of unsolicited opinions today.

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