What Are Your Essential Objects?
I tend to geek out over devices. Not necessarily high-tech gadgets (although those too), but even the simple things used for menial, everyday tasks.
This probably comes from my father. He's a master carpenter, and even aside from a need to have a specific drill or circular saw, his propensity for the particular is evident even in which pencils, staplers and highlighters he uses.
And I won't begin to try to explain the level of brand loyalty he practices when purchasing clothing and footwear.
For me, it's not so different. I like to use certain things for certain tasks. Pens are a big deal for me. So are my bookbags. I could have a "nicer" car, but hope to never part with my baby blue 1980 Volvo 240 Wagon.
Let's not get me started on typewriters, either.
What are some daily-use "tools" that you can't do without?
1. Pilot Better ballpoint retractable pen, fine point
2. My Olivetti Lettera 32, purchased for $20 Argentinian pesos in Buenos Aires
3. A small, military surplus backpack
4. My Mary Maxim pheasant shawl cardigan (I will end anyone that tries to come between us)