February 13, 2011

I had a typecast all set, and a scanner all set for me to be able to use, and then the scanner didn't work.

I'm not feeling very much like a typecaster these days, but I can assure you I did type these words on a typewriter too.

Kudos to Justin (Mr. Snohomish Writer) for orchestrating such a wonderful event yesterday at Uppercase Books. I must have typed a sentence on 15 different machines. It was a typewriter buffet, and I had a blast. I also went home with a journal won in the raffle, two books which had been $20 in bookstore cash from winning typing contest #2, and two new typewriters! I didn't expect to leave with any new machines, but I fell in love with Cheryl's Smith-Corona and Peter was so gracious to offer me his Chinese-made Super DeLuxe.

I had no Smith-Corona, and living in a city with a skyscraper named after Mr. Smith (not the one who went to Washington) I felt I needed to have one. The racing stripes on the top are my favourite touch.

and the Super Deluxe (how come so many typewriters have Deluxe in the name anyway?)...

Last night as I was drifting off to sleep, I realized that my head was still spinning at the sound of a dozen people clacking away, dinging at line breaks, and having great conversations. It's a sound I'd like to hear again soon.


  1. It was a blast and great to see you. That's a nice Smith-Corona from Cheryl too.

  2. Hey, there's my new Olivetti!

    I'm really wishing I'd thought to do a quick audio recording of all those typewriters going at once. It was a magical sound.

  3. The day after the type-in felt a little forlorn, like the day after Christmas!

  4. I am just imagining all the sounds from that day. That must have been pretty awesome!

    And kudos on that Smith Corona. I gave mine away over the weekend, so now I have to live vicariously through others.

  5. Desperately Seeking Deek
    I've got an ITAM letter burning a hole in my manila folder!
    For some reason, I can't seem to find an actual mailing address for TypeClack, and several other typerspace blogs.

    Can y'all (don't actually talk that way, just like to see it on the screen) perhaps:
    a) forward me some mailing addresses?
    b) put them on the blogs in more prominent locations so that some fuzzy-eyed person (er, me) cruising around the web at 2 a.m can easily spot them?


  6. Philly,

    I can't find your email. I'm not sure people want their mailing addresses out there on the web. Send me an email at typed dot letter at gmail dot com