I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to find enough time to give this post the attention it deserves. But since I am home sick today, I have been given the gift of time, even if it comes at the cost of my sinus health…
I have been coveting the Compact Regency since our last New York City meet up. Because of the price, I was determined to wait until it appeared on Pens & Leather. But for so long now they’ve been saying that this particular line is “coming soon.” I don’t know what “soon” means to them, but apparently we have different ideas about it. Plus, they constantly tortured me with that YouTube video clip showing off the Regency’s fine features. That’s some pretty good advertising for Filofax—who wants to wait for “soon” when you can get it right now at Filofax’s website? I probably should have waited for it to appear on P&L, simply because it wouldn’t have been as much money as what Filofax sells it for. But my patience only runs so far. Then, I give up and give in. In any event, I had put aside enough money for what it cost me (or very close to it) and figured what the hell. I am a wild child. I live dangerously. I care not what the world thinks of my spending habits. If only in terms of planners…
Last week I was in New York City and happened into Sam Flax. I’m sure you will all agree that there’s really no need to go on.
Originally, I was going to buy the brown binder. While I have two brown binders already, this brown was just delicious—dark and handsome, much like George Clooney. But I digress. Upon second inspection, I wondered if I would tire of the brown, much like I wonder about many of the other colors Filofax produces. I often find myself loving a color one minute and being tired of it the next. And as I always say, you can’t go wrong with black. It goes with everything. So black is what I got.
As for a formal review, I think Zoe covered it well. There’s not much I need to add to her review, except to say, I absolutely, without a doubt, LOVE this binder. Of course, I have said this about the Malden too. And that still holds true to this day. But Reggie offers something that Malden just can’t (at this point in time anyway): a slim physique. Don’t misunderstand me; I’m not biased toward slimness versus a good hunky man, but slim is just what I’m craving at this point in time. (Somehow, the bean-pole type of guy has always caught my eye.) Malden is still a huge part of my life, keeping safe all of the things I need on a non-daily-basis, even if he’s not yet dressed properly for the part yet (the minute he puts on that tux, you all will be the first to know). Together, they will be the planner-man of my dreams. (Though I’m tempted to never call anything nirvana again, based on what happened the last time I did.)
So, let’s have a look-see between Reggie’s covers…
You all know how much I loved the Compact Chameleon and how I used it. My one pet peeve with it is that it doesn’t lay flat, even now after some use. Reggie has no problem in this area—he lays perfectly flat for me every time I ask him to.
He is shiny, smooth and supple.
He may have a few bumps (acne), but nevertheless, he is handsome. There’s no denying that.
He still glows in the morning light. But maybe that’s because he loves me so in return. (I treat him very well.)
He has many pockets, though he never forces them on me—they are slyly hidden.
The pockets he does show off are very useful and I can fit just about any type of card in them.
Then there is his back pocket, where I can keep a stash of DayTimer’s Self-stick Hot Sheets.
He’s got a beautiful backside too.
How could I not be in love??? You would be too, if you got your hands on him.
I have not covered what I store in him on purpose—my system in somewhat in flux until the end of the year. Once 2012 rolls around and I put in my new inserts, I will properly cover my system then.
Ah, my Reggie. I thank the gods who brought him to me…