i bought my first moleskine today – i am not really a journal person, i can do pretty good with a spiral bound notebook, but something about stitched leaves that intimidates me. writing in a book is just so wrong – it’s against my nature. i spent a few hours on the net the other day studying the moleskine cult, which has grown by leaps and bounds in just a couple of years. i think the internet has a greenhouse effect on cults, fads and fetishes. indeed a viral effect as in ‘viral marketing’ and ‘viral video’ the number of sites with images of the insides of moleskines grows everyday. I can’t draw and almost never doodle. if i write something it’s usually a phase i hear that i want to steal- if i write prose i use the computer. i never could be productive with anything slower, i used to jam the keys on all my typewriters and my writing is now illegible. but i am going to try to fill the damn thing up – just to see if i can. watch me loose it.