So, last week I am sitting in a French restaurant in Yokohama, Japan at a business meeting. The guy across the table from me has a monogrammed Pilot Frixion in .38 and I loved it. You may recall that in the past I said that multi-pens tend to do a lot of things...but none of them that well.
Something clicked and I needed to have this pen. (Not that exact one silly, it was already monogrammed.) The search was on and I started swinging by the stores, but all I can find are the .5's. I did find one .38 but it was in some sort of lavender color and I couldn't pull the trigger.
Oh, by the way, the 7-11's in Japan have a ridiculously awesome array of pens. Anyhow...cut to the airport later that week. .5's everywhere, but then across the display, I spy the .38 refills. BOOM, problem solved. Except for green, I could not find the green refills. No biggie, I can deal.
|Elusive little guys|
So, for about 3 bucks a color, I made the pen more enjoyable for me. (I am not calling this a hack, that terms is getting overused in the pen circles.)
|Green is .5, blue is .38|
The spring clip is a nice touch. It's still a pretty big pen to throw in your shirt pocket, but at least you know it will stay there. So, what else is new with me lately? I bought a TON of pens and notebooks. I bought a lathe to consider making pens with. The Red Sox are on an incredible run and I rescued this little Mastiff/ Lab mix.
|Meet Boden the Great.|
My next post will probably be how I have just about perfected the perfect pen cup. Not the actual cup, but the contents. It's close to awesome and I will get it there before I post. Cheers.