21.10.10

thursday



Jet Pens, guys. Jet Pens. I am positively itching to receive my package of fountain pens, inks, pencil sharpeners, and erasers. I might even go as far as saying I am itching so much, my anticipation is scabbing over. Do I even need to mention the free shipping, affordable prices, heart stopping packaging, Lamy classics (extra fine nibs only, please), etc. etc.? I bought my first fountain pen many moons ago. It was terrible and I, fumbling, left the crummy art store with a thick nibbed, cheap, plastic fountain pen. I loved the hell out of it. It made my handwriting appear profound, dark and licking with lapped ink. Throughout high school my fingers were permanently stained with ink. So little has changed. I couldn't walk out of an art store without breaking at least one bottle of ink. While the breaking of objects phase of my life appears to be over, my obsession with fountain pens has hardly waned. It has multiplied and branched off into wild forays as I delve into vintage sets, antique nibs, invisible inks.

And if my penspeak possibly anguishes you, you who happen to write with ballpoints, gels, and plain ball, don't fret. There will be no pen-slinging pen duals. Jet Pens is big enough for the two of us (particularly those of us who have had their hearts broken by the sudden loss of a fountain pen purchased in Paris).

Now if only I could find a Japanese pencil store equivalent.






20 comments:

  1. Wow, you have convinced me through your eloquent,smooth and playful talk over these fountain pens that I myself am itching for one now! Been a while since i used one.

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  2. I've recently gone back to fountain pens after a long absence. My fingers are always inky, but I love the feeling that comes with writing with a fountain pen and the way the ink bleeds out onto the paper.

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  3. You have the cutest/most amazing passions.

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  4. I second Jay's comment!

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  5. so so beautiful. i recognized you working at the library but was too shy to say hello...i think i blushed.

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  6. Fountain pens are truly lovely. (:
    x

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  7. Thanks for many beautiful photos and words. I liked your 1.12.08 post so much I've quoted you in my last post. I hope that is okay?

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  8. if only i had a nice penmanship. :(

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  9. the containers alone are beautiful!

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  10. I've been writing a lot of letters lately with just a plain, ballpoint pen. This makes me want to make the switch to some serious writing tools!

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  11. Oh, I remember in highschool in France, all the students seem to use fountain pens! I particularly loved how you could get ink erasers. They're impossible to find here, though.

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  12. i love fountain pens! yay! :) x cute blog! http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com

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  13. Ohhhh!! You're going to have so much fun with these. Love the ink package too!

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  14. jet pens is wonderful! i've had a nice waterman fountain pen for a while, but wanted a new one so i bought the pilot cavalier from jet pens (EF) and it's fantastic! hope you enjoy your pen stash :)

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