Not Dead

Still no pens for a few. I’ll restart 1 Feb. Finally getting over the bronchitis. I soooo can’t wait to get back to the blog and share more pens with you!

No pens for a few

just an FYI to my, uh, reader. I’ll be taking a break for a few days to get better so I can make posts that are more about pens and less about sick.

Also, SOPA is bad. Very bad. Do not want.

Pen a Day 009

Just pix, too sick sleepy. Pilot Frixion .3mm needle point in Cherry Blossom pink. received ages ago for winning a twitter contest/giveaway. There’s a story behind it but It’ll have to wait. I’ll update with it tomorrow.

I use it in my super-mini pink Moleskine weekly datebook since it’s erasable and appointments tend to change. I bought it myself (and was ripped off, the quality control and overall quality is horrid.)

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Pen a Day 008

Still sick (UGH chest cold of DOOM) so back to phone pics, unfortunately. However I’ve tried with all my fancy equipment to capture this pencil and it just won’t happen regardless, so we’ll go with what we have.

This one is quite nostalgic. It’s one of the oldest pencils in my current possession (I have LOTS more at my parent’s house back in Oklahoma, this is just one of the few oldies that made it to California with me.) that I purchased myself. It’s a Pentel Quicker Clicker in 0.5mm lead size, translucent green plastic body. I purchased this in fourth grade with my own money at a place called Burkhart’s Office Supply (though I vaguely remember it being called something else for a time, also starting with “B”) in Tulsa, OK. It was fairly expensive for a kiddo but definitely under $10. I don’t remember exactly how much, but new ones go for between $2 and $6 online. I had a couple of these at times, but this is the one that made it the *cough* twenty-plus years to today. Still works great, though the metal lead sheath at the point is smooshed in a bit, no biggie, doesn’t affect performance at all. The bug deal with these is the side-lead advance button. It’s supposed to be more efficient or something, which it may be, but it was just cool and novel to the young pencil-obsessed kid I was. Ok, enough memory-lane and details, onto the pics. (btw there will be more of this guy, I’m always on the quest to capture the engraved “0.5 Pentel JAPAN” on the chrome clip.)

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