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The Anti-Gadget | by txkimmers
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The Anti-Gadget

I have a confession to make: For years, I have been Goldilocks wandering in the Three Bears' Office Supply, searching for the perfect organizer. And I have tried everything. You are looking at someone who has owned Franklin Covey daytimer binders in every size. Plus a Palm Pilot.

 

But that has all changed, thanks to my Levenger Circa notebook. It came today, and as the mail room guy brought it to me, fresh with Fedex Fairy dust, it gave off a kind of supernatural glow in his hands.

 

I opened the cardboard box, only to find another box of lovely sage green, with an elastic ribbon round it like a precious seal.

 

Inside? A flannel storage bag with the Levenger logo, and as I ruffled it gently with trembling fingertips, a cloud of leather scented molecules flew up and into my nostrils like a band of angels.

 

Oh, the glory of it! It happily and accomodatingly holds reports from Outlook for me, plus my contact sheets. It sits perfectly flat, like the thighs of a great yogi in cobbler's pose. The page dividers are strong, yet pliable, like willow reeds. It has pockets in back, for tucking away momentarily crucial documents--discreet and available as a rich woman's boy toy, but infinitely more useful.

 

When you hold it, you get that same feeling you got on the first day of school, when you held your brand new composition book that your Mom let you pick out at the grocery store the week before.

 

9/11/09 update: www.flickr.com/photos/txkimmers/3909658148/

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Taken on March 18, 2005