But I already have one…and 6,700+ pics of it! What illness or sorcery is this that has me obsessing over this notebook? My fingers peck out G…O…O…G…L..E. Maybe, just maybe, there are others who are experiencing these symptoms. I mean, if there is someone else who has broken out with this…I should be able to find it on Google. I recall finding a remedy for a spooky rash by searching Google…Google is great. But, this search will be slightly different (although, packing no less concern). Rather than a remedy I scroll the interwebs for common experiences of a freakish, obsession with the Midori Traveler’s Notebook.
My mouse’ pointer hovers over a blue link, “How many Traveler’s Journals do you own?” I am uncertain if I want to proceed. What if the stricken individual who made the post is still standing in a forest alone? Or worse yet, what if he is confirmed a crazed, lunatic with a disorder called “Midori-TN-syndrome”, of which none but he suffers (and…now me, leaving the company of the sane to the corner of the crazed). Click
I click the link. The page loads. More posts than I had expected tumble down the page…
I own 3 Midori TNs…
I have two…
I have 2 also…
Patrick Ng says:
Large size…Passport size…
…Original brown Large size version…The 5th anniversary edition…Large Black version…
I went from zero to FIVE in less than a month.
I (will) own three…
I love my 3 MTNs…
…I have the original brown, original 5th Anniversary and now the wee passport 5th Anniversary. I mean really can you have too many? The problem is that I want to carry them all with me all the time. I’m sure this is a condition but I’m okay with that.
Either all are obsessed and in the corner of the crazed or it is perfectly normal to experience “Midori-TN-Syndrome”…which would remove it from being an disorder (abnormal), thus relieving me of all fear of being dragged off to the looney bin (although, even for documenting that trip I would need a designated traveler’s notebook labeled “All Things Life Altering”).
If you have a black one, then you want a brown one. If you have a brown one…maybe the black one looks necessary. But wait! There is more! You mean there are MTN’s of different sizes? A passport size version? And…upon the wind is heard the tale of the 5th Anniversary Camel edition. It’s beauty beguiles and bewitches even the most stringent of misers.
The resolution to don my traveler’s cloak and set off in search of the legendary, mythical 5th Anniversary version settles and hardens like beloved mud on a pilgrim’s boots.
I have one notebook…but voices crooning, “a second MTN” plague my consciousness, a bead of sweat, itself a traveler, roles down my furrowed brow. I smell leather.
I do not believe that the case of whatever-this-is has struck me as hard as it overcame Indh777 (one to five notebooks in a month?!?!…phew!)…but it does make me contemplate acquiring another very soon.
Hello, my name is Juan. I am a traveler. I really like Traveler’s notebooks. I can change…if I have to…I guess…sometime perhaps. Not really.
PS: ( For more “MTN mania” check out my channel: http://youtube.com/sketchantics )