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Hello dear friends! I have been busy lately with quite a few mundane things such as ordering new rollers for a press, more paper (always more paper), new roller height gauge, and finally lighting and signage for my booth for The National Stationery Show. I've got a few projects on the books that need to be printed so just waiting for plates and finishing of designs …over the course of the next few weeks you'll see some new printed pieces. But in the meantime I thought I'd just take a few photos around the studio and tell you some funny tidbits over the next few days. Field paper has a superb representative Megan and so I have this fun little bag that says I (heart) paper! But hanging next to it is this Daily Iowan Carrier bag. I thought I'd tell you that… For about three weeks of my life I was a newspaper delivery girl- so not only do I know how to print on an old newspaper proofing press, I can get up and deliver! When Andy and I went back to graduate school at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, I was in the process of looking for a new job and interviewing and we just needed a little something coming in after selling a house, putting everything in storage, spending the summer in Europe and moving again. Our solution was newspaper delivery for the UI campus newspaper. So every morning we had to be up at 5:45 am and delivering by 6 and we had one very large apartment complex (within the complex there were probably six different buildings). Since I had a partner-in-crime it was actually kinda fun, we were able to see Iowa City early in the morning and even deliver to one very large football player. Probably the most memorable part about that job was the morning of September 11th as we watched the unfolding of 911 live on morning TV. We were back home drinking coffee after the morning delivery, and watching the Today Show when Katie Couric came on and announced that a plane had hit the first Tower and they immediately cut to footage. It was a raw and sobering morning…with as we all now know…so many lives lost that day. Eventually I found a great gig while going to graduate school and it all worked out, but I keep that delivery bag as a reminder of our time in graduate school and it reminds me that no matter what, I'm never too good for any job + a little hard work.

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