Friday, July 13, 2012

Firsts and Lasts

Today, Friday the 13th marks my first ever typecast. Today is also notable because it is my last day staying home to take care of my son. It's been me and him since my wife went back to work march 1st.

It was amazing bonding time. We got to know each other very well and I was fortunate enough to have this time with him. He literally grew up in my arms and I'll miss everything about these days with him. I'll miss seeing his face any time I want. And he's really trying to talk a whole lot more now and his voice is so freakin cute. I'll miss that too.

This week I've really been trying to take it in and hold back some tears when it struck me that I wouldn't be able to do this again - like "this is the last time I will feed you a mashed up banana. This is the last time we will go for a morning walk. This is the last time..."

I cherish the time I got to spend with him.

Sorry I can't exactly focus on my typecast. Originally I wanted to follow the established (though I understand completely flexible) format of introducing your typer and discussing its feel and its mechanisms - I was looking so forward to doing that but I just dont have it in me today. I'll make up for it in the near future.

Now I sit on our bedroom sofa and watch him sleeping in our bed, his little but growing body at rest. I see his chest rise and fall - its a real nice rhythm. He's in deep sleep and dreaming.


  1. As you said, we want to hear about your typewriters, not your kids. Stick to that, would you?
    HAHAHA! I'm joking, of course. Half of the fun with the typosphere is getting to know one another. Your son is an important part of your life, and you should blog about him, and anything else, whenever the mood strikes you. It's not all about 'how the typewriter feels', rather it can be what it makes you feel like writing about. There are things you write on a typewriter that you may have never, or would never, write on a computer. The feel, the idea, even the smell of the typewriter has the possibility to change your writing. It has for me, at least. No more deleting...what's there is there is there. If it is not good enough the second time around, I will change it, but right now that is how it sits.
    Missing bonding time with your son will be hard, I am sure, but getting back to work must be exciting (in a sense).
    The Corona looks amazing, by the way.

    1. Thanks Ken. yeah im still bummed about this part of my life ending.
      I do want to typecast properly and have some sort of order so that the proper information can be shared. i get it though: things should happen naturally.
      As for this speedline - i actually think im going to re-do its introduction since i spent this typecast barely talking about the typewriter

  2. Such a cutie! That's very sad.

    But... Oh my! You have a burgundy Corona! Sweeeeeeet.

    There will be other moments with your Son. Oh yes. And perhaps you should write them down in indelible ink on your page.

  3. It's great to finally see a typecast, congratulations on your Typosphere inaugural!

    I'll chime-in, your burgundy Corona is a stunner. That machine has been sitting on my wish list; I hope to find a decent one I can afford soon.

    Don't say "the last time..." Michael.
    It's not.


    1. Ton - i have an extra one i just got. I have 2 burgundy speedlines. The other one is the sterling model.
      maybe we can do a trade!!!

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  4. Michael, thanks a lot, very kind of you. Unfortunately, I have nothing to trade with. If this idea came up two weeks ago, I would've offered my Triumph Perfekt (I know, rats!) but I gave it away to a friend. Of course, this is presuming you even wanted a Triumph Perfekt or think it would have been a good deal.

    Btw, I responded to your recent comments on my blog.

  5. Michael, your obvious love for your son is very touching. Be assured that you will have many more good moments with him over the next decade. (Then teenagedom approaches, and all bets are off!)

    Your typecast would be quite readable if it were larger. The resolution isn't good enough.

    1. Thanks Richard - i took an iphone pic and uploaded it using the blogger app... i guess thats what happens when you try to completely try to circumvent the use of a scanner.
      Ours is broken somehow - it hasnt been used in literally years and refuses to work now that i actually want to use it. Stupid technology!

  6. PS: You got a spam comment from "Anonymous," the first reply to this post.

    1. thanks for catching that spam comment - deleted! i was wondering who the heck that anonymous was - those were some nice words - scary how people have programmed bots to say the perfect little things so you wouldnt suspect it as spam.