Monday, July 8, 2013

One Thousand Reasons Why I Need to Stop Buying Pens and Pencils

I recently unpacked some of my office boxes and found multiple boxes labeled 'pens and pencils.' I wasn't surprised until I started dumping them out and I realized just how many I really had. Now it's important to note that I also keep multiple pens in a variety of bags, purses, backpacks and drawers that never really see the light of day (or not much of it) and those were not taken into consideration when going through what I had packed and subsequently unpacked.

So here is some of my collection:

(Part of my pen/pencil collection.)
(The collection a little more organized but still missing a boxful.)
One of the reasons I have so many, is because I love so many different kinds of pens for different reasons. When writing, drawing or editing, a variety of colors is always helpful:

(I love colors!)

I also enjoy pens that have minimal friction. They allow me to write faster such as gel pens and felt-tip pens. So I buy a lot of those when possible.

(I especially love colorful felt pens.)
I've also found that pens can last a long time. After 20 years the collection continues to grow steadily.

(I've had these two pens since the 5th grade, also known as 1993 AND they still work!)
I also like to collect pens while on vacation. I have a cool cat themed space pen from Hemingway's house in Key West (not pictured) and a replica pen from Gettysburg, PA (pictured below):

On occasion I've also received pens as gifts. While I do love all pens, I will say that some of the pens gifted to me have been more unique and thoughtful than others.

(My father made me these quills a few years ago.)
So long story short, I need to stop entering any store that sells any sort of pen ever because my addiction is getting out of control. ;)

1 comment:

Devin Berglund said...

Oh my goodness! I know how you feel. I love pens and also notebooks... end up buying too many!