Typing With Wet Claws: Picadilly Edition (not the circus)

Hello, all. Skye here, for another Feline Friday.

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It has been an interesting week around here, as usual. Uncle did not feel well at the start of the week, but then we got some medicine and he felt better. Now it is Anty’s turn. She says that having a cold sore is especially bad for a tea drinker who loves lipstick and was looking forward to pizza for dinner. She also mentioned that the bottle of orange pineapple juice in the refrigerator is mocking her. I think that a nap in a sunbeam would do her a lot of good. I will demonstrate by doing exactly that myself and see if she can take the hint.

This week, Anty asked me to talk about notebooks. Not the usual topic for a kitty to tackle, but notebooks are something Anty really loves. She has a lot of them, and keeps getting more, but that is okay because she uses them all at some point. Because there are a lot of notebooks in Anty’s office, we will only look at one kind today; the hardcover Picadilly in the 5×8 size.

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Anty was not sure she would like Picadilly books at first, and thought maybe they were trying too hard to be like Moleskines, though at a much lower price. She actually tried her first one by accident -she cannot remember if that was softcover or hardcover, because it is in storage- without knowing what it was, and then she changed her mind.

The paper is thicker than the paper in Moleskines, but she likes them both, so that is not a problem. It also comes in many different colors. I think she wants them all, because she is like that when it comes to notebooks. She is currently using the black one as her general purpose notebook in her purse. The blue one was supposed to be her general purpose purse notebook, but the blue color bothered her when it got to be fall (and she had been using the wrong pens in it, but that is another story; she has since learned how to find the right pens so that will not happen again) and the red one, as you can see, is new. She will not take it out of its wrapper until she has one of the other two finished.

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Where did the blue book go? Nowhere.

The blue book took a rest for a very long time, until Anty remembered she had something special. A long time ago, somebody gave her a Celtic leather notebook cover. It had a notebook inside it ,but she did not like that notebook. She gave it to somebody who did like it, and tried to find a notebook that would fit the cover, which she liked and likes a lot, but it took her a long time.  A couple of months ago, she decided to see if the blue Picadilly would fit the leather cover, and it did. Huzzah! That notebook is now her all purpose book for her comfy chair. I am not sure if the red book will replace that one or the purse book. I think it is a race.

Here is a better look at the cover by itself:

Inside...

Inside…

...and outside

…and outside

Anty does not know if the cover will fit a hardcover Moleskine, because she does not have one at present (I should probably not say this, but she does, only it is not  a regular Moleskine, but a special Assassin’s Creed edition she got because she liked the look of the end papers  and it makes her think of pirates. She really likes pirates.) but she will check and see if it fits Markings notebooks, too. She has a few of those.

Anty was very pleasantly surprised to find the red Picadilly at Barnes and Noble, and hopes that they get the other colors in, as well. Keeping notebooks in different colors helps her tell them apart, because she works in several at once. She will definitely be writing in some of them this weekend, but I will do my best to make sure she gets some napping in there, too. Naps always make me feel better. I will show her how that works.

That is about it for now, so, until next week, I remain very truly yours,

Skye O’Malley Hart-Bowling
(the kitty, not the book)

 

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