Check out this beauty.
That's right, I got a manual typewriter.
It's a Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe portable typewriter from the 60s.
Notice it is my favorite color, Martha Stewart blue.
Yes that is a real color.
My Kitchen Aid mixer is in the same color.
Google it if you don't believe me.
It's the perfect shade of Robin's egg blue and aqua.
Don't get me started, I could go on and on about that perfect shade.
I can't remember how I came to want a typewriter, but I do remember that it was sudden.
As soon as the idea of owning a manual typewriter entered my silly red head I was all over it.
I researched different kinds and what would serve my purpose best at the lowest cost.
What purpose is it to serve you may ask...
Anything and everything I can think of.
I found this typewriter on Etsy for $45.
It is in great condition, it just needs a new ink ribbon (which I ordered online for $10).
I have never in my life put my fingers on a manual type writer.
I had no idea how hard you have to hit the keys.
(Here is a close up of one of the keys)
I have discovered that beyond looking adorable on its own and having an awesome font and look to it, it makes the best noises.
The "thwack!" of the keys.
The rolling ticking noise when you move the paper back to the starting position.
And best of all, the ding at the end of each line.
That ding is the best sound ever!
Well, since I can't show the noises, here is the other awesome parts.
Writing on a typewriter makes me want to be more literary in my writing.
It makes me one to write things such as...
Now I just have to wait (very impatiently) to get the new ribbon and I will be typing away