Last week, Gwen posted about office supplies, and we had a nice group session for all us of addicts.
That make me think of my issues with pens, and I wondered if anyone shares my pickiness. Here are my general criteria for a good pen:
1. Not too fat.
2. Not too skinny.
3. No squishy holders or bulky holding sections, even if the pen itself isn’t fat.
4. Blue ink preferred, though I do use black too often because it’s more common.
Above all, though, the pen has to write smoothly. I mean glide. I HATE draggy pens. I’ll toss them aside, hand them over to someone else (sometimes sneakily), or even throw them away.
Over the years I’ve had a few nice pens that wrote well. There are two kinds I’m currently full-on in love with. One is called the Javelin Pen. (Feel free to click the link and order pens, if you’re in the market, so he doesn’t get mad that I used his picture.)
Note: I have no connection to Javelin and have not been enticed to say all this. I just love these pens. How much? So much that I tried to steal one and got caught.
A few of the banks around here use these promotionally, and I first came across them in restaurants. After reveling in the glide of my signature a few times, I finally grabbed one. We had a big group and they’d brought multiple pens to us. And it wasn’t like they’d paid for it, because it was promotional from Graystone Bank. So I didn’t feel guilty. Much.
But when I tried it again at Chili’s recently, the server came back to get the check and asked for the pen because it was the only one he had. So I guess I’d better go to Graystone or Huntingdon bank and pretend I want an account there so I can get some.
The other pens I love are Office Max-branded gel pens. Our retreat chair passed them out as part of the welcome packet last year. I went to buy some more, and was pretty bummed because the only way I could get blue ones was to buy a box of 10, with two blues, two reds, and six blacks. That was over a year ago, and my blues ran out first, of course. I won’t let myself buy more until all the blacks run out, too.
So how about all of you? Pen fanatics like me? What are your favorites? *gets ready to take notes*
FYI, since I last posted, my newest book was released!
Their power gives them strength…and makes them targets.
Quinn Caldwell is the epitome of a modern goddess. Her power source is the moon, her abilities restricted only by physical resources and lunar phase. She runs a consulting business and her father’s bar, serves on the board of the ancient Society for Goddess Education and Defense, and yearns for Nick Jarrett, professional goddess protector and the soul mate she can never have.
But someone has developed the rare and difficult ability to drain a goddess of her powers, and Quinn is a target. With the world thinking Nick has gone rogue (whatever that means) and that Quinn is influenced by “family ties” she didn’t know she had, keeping themselves safe while working to find the enemy proves harder each day.
But not as hard as denying their hearts…