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Famous Notebooks
1. Mark Twain - “He had his leather bound notebooks custom made according to his own design idea. Each page had a tab; once a page had been used, he would tear off its tab, allowing him to easily find the next blank page for his jottings”
2 & 3. Charles Darwin - “The notebooks were filled with memorandum to himself on things to look further into, questions he wanted to answer, scientific speculations, notes on the many books he was currently reading, natural observations, sketches, and lists of the books he had read and wanted to read. But the progression is far from orderly: the entries are chaotically arranged and wide-ranging; they jump from one scientific subject to the next and are interspersed with notes on correspondences and conversations. He would rest the notebook on his desk and write horizontally down the page with a pen, and, like Isaac Newton, he would sometimes start in from both ends of the notebook at once and work towards the middle.
4. Jack Kerouac - The notebook entry reads: 
“Ginsberg — intelligent enuf, interested in the outward appearance & pose of great things, intelligent enuf to know where to find them, but once there he acts like Jerry Newman, the photographer anxious to be photographed photographing —— Ginsberg wants to run his hand up the backs of people, for this he gives and seldom takes — He is also a mental screwball
*(Tape recorder anxious to be tape recorded tape recording) (like Seymour Barab anxious to have his name in larger letters than Robert Louis Stevenson, like Steinberg & Verlaine Rimbaud Baudelaire”
5. Ernest Hemingway - The notebook entry reads:
“My name is Ernest Miller Hemingway
I was born on July 21, 1899
My favorite authors are Kipling, O. Henry and Steuart Edward White. 
My favorite flower is lady slipper and tiger lily. 
My favorite sports are trout fishing, hiking, shooting, football and boxing. 
My favorite studies are English, zoology and chemistry. 
I intend to travel and write.”
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Handmade Notebook Tutorial by Tiffen
Tumblr Themes Brought a new filo-fax thingy bob today.

And now I get to fill it in!

Tumblr Themes Just had the best day ever.

Bare with me, this will sound ridiculous.

First, we went on a road trip to Makro, which for those who don’t know is what I imagine American supermarkets to look like. Everything is MASSIVE, you really bulk-buy, because Makro is generally for businesses. Mum has a Makro card for the primary school, so it’s all good.

I purchased a large pack of Dr Pepper cans, 24 for £5.99. I was like ‘yeah boyy, in the trolley with you!’. I also got a couple of diaries/notebooks for college. One was £7, and I saw it later in Staples for £20.99. I was super impressed. Becky also brought a massive tub of Haribo sweets. All I can say is she better bring them to Smanfa’s tomorrow!!

After Makro we moved onto Morrisons, which was a brand new experience for me. I am a Tesco/Waitrose lover, and I have literally never been anywhere near that part of Ipswich before. Mainly because it’s shit. Becky’s going to university in Lincoln, and apparently the closest supermarket will be a Morrisons, so we went to scope out the territory. I wasn’t impressed. It was like an even crappier ASDA. We brought lunch and ate in Alan, (Becky’s little car - you’ll hear more about him in a sec!) and I was not entertained by the quality of my duck wrap. It was shoddy to say the least. The duck to wrap ratio was extremely poor. 

HOWEVER. We decided afterwards to visit one of the most magical places on earth - Toys R Us. I literally hadn’t been there in about 10 years, and me and Pearson were determined to buy some Friendship Is Magic shit. We were all super excited. When we got there, I headed straight for the Doctor Who isle, and oh my Jesus fucking fuck I almost cried. SO MUCH STUFF. I wanted it all, but I settled on 11’s Sonic Screwdriver. It lights up and moves and makes noises and IT’S SO AWESOME. Best £15 I’ve ever spent. 

However, when we traveled to the My Little Pony section, we were incredibly disappointed. There was like, nothing there, and the stuff they did have was shit. All the wrong colour, and Princess Celestia’s voice was wrong. I almost complained. We then travelled to Staples so university stationary, and after purchasing 12 pens for 65p, we decided to return home.

It was like the beginning of the apocalypse.

On a particularly busy road, Alan (the car) began to lose power. Becky’s foot was flat on the floor, but we were going nowhere. Then he would suddenly lurch forwards. Basically, we were kangarooing down the road. It was a whole lump of terrifying and embarrassing. Luckily we managed to get to a car park and stop, and Becky called her mum to come and get us. Poor Alan, we had to leave him in the carpark all on his own. They’re going back to try and drive him home later. I hope he’s alright, I love Alan.

So today was eventful and hilarious. And we’re sleeping over Smanfa’s tomorrow, so lots of booze and TV :D It’s gonna be messy.