Sunday, February 27, 2011

Makes Me Smile #5 - Warm Copies

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I was fortunate this year to get a printer placed in my classroom. This is a wonderful thing simply because it saves me vast amounts of time walking from one end of the school to the other.

This past Friday my class was finishing up a writing assignment as I printed up their Weekly Evaluations. As I lifted these pages out of the printer, the warmth emanated from the paper to my fingertips. I held the copies close to my chest. The warmth of these crisp sheets flowed through me like sunlight on a winter’s day.

Warm copies from the printer make me smile.

26 comments:

Heidi (lilmommyfoofoo) said...

I read this as I am shivering in my basement. Lol. Now I wish I had a copier. :P

Vanessa said...

Do you remember the smell of purple ink copies? A childhood memory that puts me right back in the second grade.

Laura Anne said...

This reminds me of a short snippet of The Office. Almost makes me miss my days as a receptionist (supreme copy maker), almost.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@Vanessa: I remember those purple ink copies!.. I remember when the teacher would staple them and hand them out and they were still a bit moist from the run-off... Dang, I think we just dated ourselves!. Also remember how we all held them up to our noses and breathed in...lol..
See the memories u conjure up in us J? lol

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm with Vanessa, loved the smell of blue ink copies fresh from the ditto machine ;o) Problem with a copier machine in your classroom is everyone around you will be using it during the most teachable moments ;o)

tammy said...

I was thinking what Vanessa said. I loved when my teacher brought in fresh warm copies. We'd all sniff them.

Kelly said...

Me TOO!

Shauna_Rae said...

Love warm copies! Something about warm anything makes a person happy, cold not so much....

Rachel said...

But just think of how many calories you'd be burning walking from one end of the school to the other and how much more cheese cake you could eat!! :D I mean. It was totally worth the side ache I got getting off the couch, walking into the kitchen and back, just for that bag of Dorito's.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I'm of the purple ink generation too. I can still smell them. Why is that such a happy memory I wonder?

T said...

Everything is better warm... that's why I live in the desert.

okay - well, maybe everything except ice cream.

Kristina P. said...

Me too!

Cheeseboy said...

It's like getting sheets out of a dryer.

Barbaloot said...

I like paper straight from the printer for about 3 seconds, then it starts to go cold. Kinda reminds me of my dating life...

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

It is the little things, isn't it? Personally, those walks to the printer are the highlight of my day. Especially when i get all the way down there and realize I forgot to hit print.

Shannon said...

T has a very good point ~ I prefer most things warm too...and admittedly, I feel and sniff the copies that come out of my dinky little HP all-in-one....not quite as fulfilling as big copy machine warmth, but it serves its purpose just the same.

M-Cat said...

Love warm copies straight from the copy machine. I also loved the ink smell from the old ditto machines!

School memories for sure

Stef said...

I can't completely relate, but I do remember putting my clothes into the dryer that was right outside the bathroom so when I was done showering, I could pull out the warm clothes and put them right on. Ahhhhhh. Sweet pleasures, my friend.
And congrats on the printer. I can only imagine the convenience!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Completely agree! How nice to have access to a necessary machine in your actual work place. It will be a life saver!

Jenny said...

you are so lucky... I know a few teachers who would love to have printers in their rooms. instead of running to the work room to pick up their copies.

Karen Peterson said...

When you work in an office, there is no greater joy.

Omgirl said...

I agree. Warm copies are so soothing! But (and I'm going to seriously date myself here), do you ever remember making copies on a mimiograph? I only did it once, as a 9th grader helping out my teacher. You had to run the paper through this machine with some sort of solution in it, and they would come out really cold. It was somehow also very thrilling to get these chilled copies from the mimiograph. Funny! I guess anything but plain old room temperature copies is a big hit with me!

Mr. Hughes said...

Everyone is focusing on the warmness of the paper and I am totally jealous that you got a laser printer in your classroom! :)
I do love the warmth of the copies, but I don't get to experience very often because I am hiking through the school to get them and they are stone cold by the time I get to them...
Some guys have all the luck (anyone singing the song yet?)
Thanks for making me smile!

mama-face said...

Ah... it's the little things. And I'm going to get my newly printed papers right away and take on this experiment.

tiburon said...

Your photos make me feel that way :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so happy you have a printer. That is a definite blessing!

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