Monday, March 5, 2007

Foutain Pen

I have a pen fetish.

( Can I get a "me too" Marty ? )

I am obsessed with ink pens. Finding the "perfect" writing utensil is a constant quest for me... This is actually a little funny if you know me b/c I have pretty bad carpal tunnel syndrome and the act of writing for more than a few minutes is very painful for me.

I have tried ball points, gel pens, roller balls, .05mm and .07mm pencils...

I am partial to a couple of brands...

The Cross Morph has been a recent favorite of mine, while any pen by BIC is right out.

As I continue in this quest for the perfect writing implement I often come across people who swear by their fountain pens. I have always wanted to try a fountain pen, but never taken the time to fiddle with one, so this morning while browsing the Barnes & Noble at Newport I picked up a (very cheap) fountain pen.

In my trial run I made a huge mess... got ink all over a clean sheet of paper, all over my finger-tips, and all over several paper napkins I was using as blotters...

BUT!
I think I like it!

Getting nice even strokes so that I didn't smear the ink all over the page took me some getting used to, but overall I think I am smitten...

I will continue to play with the "el cheapo" model that I am currently have until I'm out of ink for it, and then maybe I will upgrade to a nicer one.

[Edited for grammar, punctuation, and to fix the broken link...]

6 comments:

JennRoogles said...

You put the "very cheap" in there for me. I am very curious to see it and see how it works.

jodi said...

dude, nothing beats a pilot f7 fine point ~ and it comes in a variety of colors to boot! :)

jodi said...

oh, and hey, by the way...i KNEW you were mad at me! you don't have a link to my blog!!!

anna said...

30 dollar pen?
you are on crack

T5Guy said...

DUDE! I am so about the ink pens... you know this....The Cross Morph is awesome! I am loving my new cross pen...even though you think it is scratchy...

Tersie said...

If you like your "cheap" fountain pen, just wait until you step up to a not-so-cheap fountain pen. And if you're a pen fancier, I'm sure you will! There's just something about fountain pens. It's fun to watch the ink dry as I write. I'm funny about my pens. I have to use one (good or bad) until the ink is all gone. If I lose it or if someone steals it, I'm not a happy camper!!