This afternoon my mom asked me to ride along with her to her dog’s obedience class, since it was in North Scottsdale, a long 45 minute drive each way. She is working on getting her black lab “Tucker” certified as a qualified service dog, and today class was held at an Albertson’s grocery store, a busy environment with lots of people and delicious smells to serve as distractions for the dogs to overcome.
“Bring your phone or something to entertain yourself,” she suggested, “You’ll be waiting a while.” So I packed up my Canon Typestar 7 portable thermal typewriter, and figured I’d get some cafe-writing experience under my belt. I decided to travel light and just grabbed the typewriter in its case and a few loose sheets of nice 20-lb cotton-blend watermarked paper. Spoiler alert: This didn’t work very well. Thermal wax-transfer cartridges work best on nice smooth plain paper, and as you can see my fancy paper yielded some less-than-fancy results.