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Gratefulness & The End of A Career & Pens

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I didn’t write much here in the last days of my employment as an IT person, but my old career had a pretty nice denouement, with much hoopla and lunches and things. My boss and grandboss were gracious about the whole thing; they were sincerely happy that I was following my heart. (OK so that […]

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Ohto Tasche Ceramic Roller Ball

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It’s been a long time since I talked about office supplies. Too long! I just haven’t been doing as much hand writing either at work or at school, and my writing surfaces have been all jammed up in remodeling at home. My most recent Jetpens purchase included a pen from Ohto, a brand I’d previously […]

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Fall Semester Tool Kit

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I didn’t have to do any back to school shopping to get these items as I seem to take back to school shopping to be a year round career. But this is what my “shopping” in my stash landed me for school tools for the Nutrition class I’m taking this fall. Which, by the way, […]

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Treasured Objects with a Purpose

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This post is for Genie’s Living Out Loud Challenge #8. Assignment: Write about something, some object, that you treasure. There have been many objects that have captured my adoration and been the focus of my superstition. I’ve had lucky exam shirts and special poker chips and favorite keychains. I’ve had pet rocks and post-it notes […]

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DC Pen Supershow: A Pen-Lover’s Paradise.

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Before all the sturm und drang of Rock Camp got going, I had time to attend another fun event. Well, fun if you love pens, and look forward to looking at tens of thousands of them in one place. Yes, I am talking about the DC Pen Supershow. I’d been looking forward to this for […]

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Head to Head Highlighters

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I’m about to show you just how ridiculous it can be to be me. Pen bloggers, at least, will understand… I hope… About a week ago, the Office Supply Geek posted a fabulous highlighter refilling tutorial which reminded me that I have been saving up a post about highlighters for a while now. This is […]

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J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage

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I’ve been holding on to some fun stuff as the semester rolls on, making my brain useless. But let me break the silence! Quo Vadis Marketing VP and embracer of Web 2.0 Karen offered some J. Herbin inks for bloggers to review a while back and I jumped at the chance! I’d just purchased a […]

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Vintage Esterbrook – A Non-Repair

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I was all ready to replace the sac and do some other repairs on this Estie J-Series my dad found while at the AAA Antique mall while he was visiting. Sadly – or really happily – I don’t have to get it in writing condition, because it already is in terrific condition! OK, so the […]

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Eco Paper: Staples & Leeds

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This weekend I set about getting ink all over some “Eco” paper of two different stripes. I have heard, over and over again, tales of the Staples Eco-Friendly paper. I learned about how they make the paper from the remnants from sugar cane production (“80% sugar cane waste”), the pros and cons of that. Around […]

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Levenger Annotation Pad Test

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Yes, apparently my previous time spent with Doane and Rhodia pads was not enough to make me happy! A friend at work swapped me a Levenger pad for a Doane pocket notebook to test. So during a meeting with the tools at hand I jotted down some tests to see if I liked it. One […]

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