If I were a reasonable person, I would recognize I have a problem and unsubscribe from the JetPens e-mail newsletter. Every time that thing lands in my inbox, I am enticed by the images of sleek new office supplies, and next thing you know, I’ve got more pens coming to me.
But, you know, these are things I NEED, right? I really did need a compass, because we use them in patternmaking class. Another eraser? Well, this one is slender (it’s even called “Slendy”) so that I can get to those hard-to-reach pencil marks. See? Completely acceptable. And the Uni-ball Jetstream Color Ink Ballpoint Pen? Hey, I only needed another small purchase to qualify for free shipping!
And speaking of the Uni-ball Jetstream Color Ink Series Ballpoint Pens, can I just point out how wonderful they are? The Uni-ball Jetstream ballpoint pens have, as some of you know, changed my view of ballpoint pens. I love them. They are so smooth and just glide over paper that I could spend all day and all night just doodling scribbles. My favorite size is the 0.7, which is, to me, the perfect balance–not too thin and not too fat. The Color Ink pens are only offered in the 0.5 size. I wasn’t terribly concerned, but I did hesitate for a minute. I needn’t have worried, though, because the 0.5 point is perfect for these colored pens. They are smooth and sharp! I now have three colors, and someone help me, because I think I might have to get the remaining colors one of these days.

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9 Responses to kryptonite

  1. dowdyism says:

    LOVE the new Jetstreams! I also bought the exact same eraser that you did. 🙂

  2. molly says:

    ha ha!

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    I guess I should be grateful that I don’t get that newsletter. My splurge spending instincts (and the corresponding instinct to control them) go all haywire in the lands of office supplies. I don’t even go to local places anymore, because it isn’t safe. Oh, Bob Slate Stationer, how I loved your beautiful shops!

  4. sil says:

    Some people collect jewels, cars or children. You are doing ok with pens. Any more info about what you’re learning in patternmaking class? Original creations in the offing?

  5. freecia says:

    I’m glad I’m not on that newsletter. Don’t go signing me up hahhaha. 😉
    My favorite pen size is super thin! Most days I like

  6. carolyn says:

    you are so funny. and as with Sil, I want to know mroe about the patternmaking. so stop talking about your insane pen obsession and get on that.

  7. m.k. says:

    I am about to go spend at least two months out “in the field,” where I will be doing a lot of writing with pencil – and the Pilot Dr. Grip G-Spec Shaker Mechanical Pencil 0.5 mm (that I purchased last year after you posted about JetPens) has just crapped out on me after several months of near-daily use.
    …and while I was there I picked up a few more things.
    If the Kuru Toga rotating pencil and the Dr. Grip Shaker had a baby, I’d fall over in a swoon.

  8. Lydia says:

    I don’t dare even bookmark JetPens; I just don’t want to be enticed to buy more pens. This is why I rarely visit the pens section at Kinokuniya. However, that compass…surely I have a need for that, or I could come up with a reason to buy one. It’s amazing what a far cry that compass is from the ones I remember from the 1970s.

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