Saturday, November 15, 2008

okie's theory on paper hoarders

Okay know it is late....or early....not sure why I am still up other than I was painting earlier and I am waiting to for it to dry so I can see what it looks like. Also I was worried about my cricut and wanted to make sure it is working okay since it wouldn't cut the mittens I was trying to cut.....and it is, except for the mittens.

Anyway I was sitting here reading the Cricut messageboard and began to theorize why we are paper hoarders!!

Animals work by instinct. They have a sense of when things are going to be rough for the winter, therefore they hoard food. Much like squirrels do nuts.

So I got to thinking about people who hoard paper. You know the ones, I wont mention any names *okie rattles them off in her head though*, they seem to have enough paper to last every winter for the rest of their lives. My theory is these folks have some kinda papercrafting instinct. They knew the economy would get bad and so they started buying paper to store for the hard times to come.

The next time someone says you are nuts for having so much paper just tell them you are not nuts, but instead you are a squirrel!!

20 comments:

  1. Okie,

    Love your thinking about this. I'll admit I'm a paper hoarder. You just can't have too much paper.
    Also, love your blog.

    Penster

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  2. Thanks for the excuse...ahem I mean tip...I will remember that! LOL

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  3. So I think my husband might actually believe this theory! You see I have this affection for squirrels that has spilled into the rest of my life, I collect any form of them I can find and have interjected them anywhere into my life that I can i.e. licence plate, email, blog..... So Thankyou for finally finding a way for me to explain my addiction to paper and embellishments to my husband!! Visit my blog at squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com if you feel so inclined :)

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  4. This is a hilarious post for me today!! I just told DH that I am going to Target and get another of those wire cube kits because my paper is out of control!! I already have 2 kits put together but I have paper stacks and loose 12 x 12 paper everywhere!!
    PAPER HOARDERS UNITE!!!!!!

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  5. Ok - I admit it - I am so guilty of this - I have enough paper to last several hundred people a lifetime *sigh* But does it stop me from buying more - of course not - what would life be without more PAPER

    Laurel (scrappynana

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  6. I am a hoarder by heredity... BUT my parents keep EVERYTHING. I just hoard crafting supplies. What's nice is that I can now walk into Michaels and Hobby Lobby with coupons in hand and great sales everywhere.... and walk out without buying anything. I'm set! If I were to lose my job (God forbid), at least I wouldn't have to worry about spending money on my hobby because I own it all! LOL (At least I guess that's how I see it and why I've been adding to my stash here and there.)

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  7. Very informative post. I think I can finally stop going to crafters annoynomous now. My name is Kis and i'm a paper hoarder.

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  8. Very informative post. I think I can finally stop going to crafters annoynomous now. My name is Kis and i'm a paper hoarder.

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  9. I am definately a paper hoarder, but I am also a hoarder of all other things paper-craft related! Ribbon, stamps, embellishments, you name it. :)

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  10. This theory works for me Okie. It sounds very logical,plus I can always tell my husband that this stock pileing thing I do with paper ( as well as a few other craft products, fabbric included ) is actually a good thing.

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  11. Yup.. she was talking about me! I knew it! And now I have an excuse too! I went to a swarm recently, and brought ALL my paper, in one of those stand up paper sorters you can get at HL.. I think there was 28 slots, each slot clear full.. Id guess, 5000 sheets in all? I was told I had my own paper store at the swarm as I was selling paper since we were out in the midst of nowhere... :)

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  13. So that's what is wrong with me?!! So good to know there's a reason for my need to buy paper ALL THE TIME! Thank you:)

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  14. www.nuts4stampin.typepad.comNovember 18, 2008 at 9:33 AM

    Clever reasoning! Love your theory. Fits me to a "T" anyway.
    TFS.

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  15. wow! You hit it right on the money. LOL I am addicted to paper and it is funy because that is my excuse. When HL has paper half off, I load up and "Squirrel" it away. LOL
    Marian

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  16. You are just toooo funny!! You always brighten my day!!! THANKS!!

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  17. I too am a paper hoarder (insert 12 step program requirements here) If anything should happen to my house by fire all I can say is I have a lot of explaining to do to my insurance company!!

    Its the equivalent to someone who loves to shop for shoes or clothes..they look in their closet for something to wear or a pair of shoes to match and they just can't seem to find the right shade and then say...oh well better go shop for more!! There are worse habits than paper hoarding I say...

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  18. You are hilarious!!!!!
    Thanks for the great laugh!
    - a definate paper "squirrel"

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  19. LMAO!! What a brilliant theory. Lets see if DH agrees??? LOL

    Becka from Canada

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  20. Ha ha ha! This could lead to a new wall quote: "I am not the nut, I am the squirrel"

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