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message 1: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments I went to an organizing seminar, and the speaker said that only 1 person in 8 bought the pen that they're using. The rest stole them.

I'm picky about the pens I use. I prefer a bold point, and gel ink. My backup pen is an ultra fine Sharpie. I've lost a lot of pens but now I'm thinking they were probably stolen, not lost.

Do you care what kind of pen you use? Have you ever stolen any pens?


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) I love the fat pens that have a cushion around them, but rarely even write anything down anymore, so I can't tell you the last time I purchased one.

Usually when my son gets school supplies every year, we buy those huge packs of pens and I steal a few.

It's amazing how little I need to write something down anymore. I take notes on my computer now.


message 3: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
About 15% of the pens I use were stolen from an office. 15% were given to me, or else picked up as a promotional item from a bank, exhibit hall, hotel, etc. 70% I bought myself. My most recent purchases were a Sanford Uniball Gel Grip in maroon (sadly, they didn't have the other color I wanted, a very dark green, in stock), a periwinkle Le Pen, and a hunter green Le Pen. I prefer a fine point, but it depends what I'm doing with it. Sometimes a bold point will suffice.


message 4: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Nothing is better than a good writing pen. Well, an orgasm, but that doesn't even last as long as a pen.


message 5: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments my favorite pen at the moment i got as a promotional item at a charity restaurant. i don't spend much money on pens and don't intentionally steal them.


message 6: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 1028 comments I love pens and pencils and collect them. My favorit right now is a zoloft pen. I don't remember how I got it, but it just tickles me, this heavy-duty mood drug is advertising on penhs. And it does have a nice cushion around it.


message 7: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
I have some gonnhorhea or chlamydia medication pen. I wonder where it went.

gonhorhea
gonorrhea

testing, testing.


message 8: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Southern Fried Britt wrote: "Nothing is better than a good writing pen. Well, an orgasm, but that doesn't even last as long as a pen."

I haven't seen Kevin around today, but I'm assuming he would love this post, so I'm saying it's his favorite of the day.

I am unreasonably frustrated when I try a pen and it doesn't work. I feel as if a grave injustice has taken place.


message 9: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments I've been trying to get some old pens to write again. I've soaked them in hot water, heated up the nibs... There's tons of ink left but they just refuse to work. Drives me crazy.


message 10: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 1028 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "I have some gonnhorhea or chlamydia medication pen. I wonder where it went.

gonhorhea
gonorrhea

testing, testing."


Oh, how delicious!


message 11: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments I'm picky about pens. I use a Pilot Precise V5 for general writing and a fine-point Sharpie for address labels, postcards, signatures, etc. I don't knowingly steal pens, but I'm sure I've acquired a few ballpoints from hotel rooms over the years. These things happen.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I love nice pens. I prefer fine ballpoint, although I also love Sharpies. Nothing like a Sharpie when you need one.

I'm possessive of my good pens, don't steal them!

I don't steal the office pens, because I like mine better.


message 13: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart I had a friend once tell me, "If I didn't know you, I would steal this pen. This is a good pen."


message 14: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 3447 comments When I went to the tag office last week, I signed with a great pen on the end of a chain. I wanted to rip it off (literally) and take it with me.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

I thought this thread was going to be a pen exchange. It doesn't sound like Jackie wants to share. :)


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I give pens as gifts sometimes, but not my own personal pens!
I've given erasers as gifts, too. I love those big white art erasers, Staedtler and Koh-i-lar. So much better than most erasers on the ends of pencils.


message 17: by Jammies (last edited Jan 12, 2011 08:07PM) (new)

Jammies Britt, that's a good friend, someone who won't steal your pen.

I like fine point gel pens with the squashy bit to hold on to, and I love Sharpies, even though I always wind up with ink all over my fingers!


message 18: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) I'm fussy about pens and pencils so buy my own. I prefer a pencil when I'm journalling. It must be a mechanical pencil with .5mm lead. I like a weighted pen because it feels good in my hand. Black ink, fine tip, and either ballpoint or gel is necessary.

Next January is my 10 year anniversary for my company and I'm pricing out hand lathed wooden barrel pens with laser engraving of my company name as gifts for my clients. The first thing I specified was ink colour and point size. I'm anal; shoot me!

Lobstergirl wrote: "I have some gonnhorhea or chlamydia medication pen. I wonder where it went.

I had a pen given to me that looked like a hypodermic needle with blue liquid medicine. You tilted the pen and the liquid moved. Bonus was that the ink was black and it had a fine point. It was given to me by a health care worker.


message 19: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
I hope they feel the same way about the towel I took (with hotel name embossed).


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Are you casting spells today Bun? What does this one do?

ridunkulous


message 21: by Phil (last edited Jan 12, 2011 09:44PM) (new)

Phil | 11694 comments I take pens from any place that is using them as marketing material. I do a lot of word & number puzzles, and like to have pens nearby, wherever I happen to sit down.

There is currently one on the counter from Treasure Island Casino, one on the table from a Hilton hotel, and one in my pocket from the Southern Utah Kidney and Hypertension Center.


message 22: by Cosmic Sher (new)

Cosmic Sher (sherart) | 2234 comments I'm pretty finicky about my pens. I don't know if it's a writer thing, but I have to have black ink, .5mm fine point gel pen, preferably PaperMate or Pilot. I usually have at least a half dozen on hand. Plus, they go with my dozen or so notebooks that I have laying around just waiting to be written in. (And some actually are full!) Yea, it's a sickness.


message 23: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments is penn the one who talks or is it teller? i like the other one


message 24: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I also have way too many notebooks and pads of paper. I get them free at work and I just can't resist.

I agree with the librarian on cool erasers. I love the feeling of blowing eraser remains off of paper.


message 25: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Is there a such thing as too many notebooks? 'cause I think I exceeded "too many" a long time ago.


message 26: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i love writing with a sharpie


message 27: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments I like a heavy pen, usually fine point preferred.


message 28: by RandomAnthony (last edited Jan 13, 2011 07:26AM) (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Kevin "El Liso Grande" wrote: "i love writing with a sharpie"

I like Sharpies, too, the permanent ones, but they're like grenades in the house and have to be hidden lest the kids use them in untoward ways.

Also, Jim, I see what you're doing with post #30, and I applaud your efforts.


message 29: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
I have a certain type of pen I need to grade papers with, but like Aynge I use a fine tip sharpie as a backup just as well.


message 30: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Barb wrote: "I used to be really (really) anal about pens"

::makes mental note not to borrow Barb's pens, as we don't know where they've been::


message 31: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments This is my favorite pen...




Pigpen


message 32: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments pens in dutch means cow stomach or excessive amounts of stomach fat (usually applied to men).


message 33: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments sorry barb. can't get past anal and pens. sorry. i'm 12. i keep picturing you writing with a bic hanging out of your butt


message 34: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) janine wrote: "pens in dutch means cow stomach or excessive amounts of stomach fat (usually applied to men)."

Such a strange language. What were they thinking?


message 35: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments our plural for pen is pennen.


message 36: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) As I said ....


message 37: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments janine wrote: "our plural for pen is pennen."

That's awful close to peen.


message 38: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Here we go.


message 39: by janine (last edited Jan 13, 2011 07:55AM) (new)

janine | 7715 comments Phil wrote: "janine wrote: "our plural for pen is pennen."

That's awful close to peen."


peen/winterpeen is our word for carrot :)

(but it's not pronounced the same as your word peen)


message 40: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) How is it pronounced in this strange tongue?


message 41: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Or with THIS strange tongue?




message 42: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Oh, ok. So it is going to be THIS kind of day here in TC.


::puts on helmet::


message 43: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Looks like she's trying to pick her nose.


message 44: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments Larry wrote: "How is it pronounced in this strange tongue?"

the pronounciation of the dutch word peen is similar to that of the english word pain.


message 45: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments the large ones are called winterpeen, we apparently don't believe in shrinkage.


message 46: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod



message 47: by Phil (last edited Jan 13, 2011 08:54AM) (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Um.... nice knitting, Sal.

Sweeter's nickname is "stubby?"


message 48: by Lori (new)

Lori Oh now this is a peen thread? I'm so there.


message 49: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
Sally wrote: ""

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Lori wrote: "Oh now this is a peen thread? I'm so there."

Aren't they all anymore?


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