Thursday, May 28, 2009
Meet my new favorite liquid highlighter. The Sharpie! Everyone knows that I am huge fan of the drylighters...as seen here in You Drylight my life., but every now and then I crave some good old fashioned liquid highlighter. (I also crave a really good hamburger every now and then- but that is for another day.) There's a little loop on the end which makes me want to wear it around my neck like an old lady but so far I have refused to take that next step. I love highlighters with big tanks of ink.
I was feeling just about as un-scientific as I could feel tonight so I just grabbed a few pens, wrote down what they were on a piece of paper and went to town with the highlighter. I love how the Noodler's held up, that was the shocker, but not if it was bulletproof, I am not sure what I had loaded in the fountain pen. The G2 on the bottom actually gave me a little blurring, but not so much that it bothers me. Flying colors all around.
Thanks for all of the comments, but without some proof, I am not buying the phone dialer thing. This seems a little high tech to just get used as a phone dialer.So here is a view where it opens up. The cap on the left has little gears on the stick thing. If this does not get solved, I might have to put a prize on it.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I bought this pen really wanting to like it. I reviewed in the past and for the most part gave it a thumbs down...but I kept going back to it trying to find some love. It just seems like I should like it, small, fountainy and clear. I have been giving it other chances and with a little nib tweaking and I can use it as needed for what it was intended=a quick, handy, easy to transport fountain pen.
So, I won an Ebay auction for some pens and this little thing came along with the winning. I have no idea what it is (seriously.) The brass part slides up and down and pulls off, the inside shows some sort of gearing mechanism. The only writing says "Swiss Made and Pat. Pending" Odd. I will post another picture of it tomorrow.
Here are the invisible twins. Just having them makes me feel a little bit cooler than I actually am. It's almost as if they have super powers.
Part of the problem initially was that I was not posting the cap hard enough and the tiny littlething was popping off. So, being a man I just pushed harder and that seemed to fix it. (yes, my next step was a hammer.) I use this pen now as it was intended, it goes in my bag with me when I travel and as long as I remember to dig way down in my pen pockets, I will use it.