Growing up, my aunt worked at a college bookstore and as a result, we always got the coolest Jansport backpacks for school. They lased forEVER and they were simple yet versatile. In fact, just last year I retired the one I had from Jr. High school. Impressive, isn't it?
Anyway, to replace my old backpack, my husband and I went on a quest for the perfect Jansport replacement. I thought I had found it, but after lugging around giant science books (WHY are they always so large? Larger than any other subject?), I've decided that it's better as a backup. A new challenge emerged.
I needed to combine the old with the new in order to make it fit me in the best way possible. I liked the simplicity of the old: one main pocket, one front pocket. I liked the organization of the new: the front pocket had organizers for pens, assignment pads, a mini stapler and other such supplies.
Yesterday, my quest for the "World's Most Perfect Backpack" came to an end. It turns out that Jansport now makes my old backpack with the organization in the front pocket - just like my new backpack, PLUS another small front pocket for my assignment pad. Woo hoo! The best part? It was on sale. I'm patiently awaiting the arrival of my new baby.
This is what happens when you become obsessed with backpacks as a child. It was always about having the best one in grade school, the coolest one in Jr. High, and the most versatile one in High school - if you used one at all. Sometimes I was cool enough to carry just my books. Yes, I'm awesome. Anyway, this has carried through the rest of my life and I'm now a back-pack obsessed 27 year old. Perhaps the only thing good about an otherwise crappy birthday was that I found this little gem. Yay!
Enough backpack rambling. I've got some sauce to make.