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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

What Your Pen Says About You!

Are you a chewed bic person? A fancy fountain pen? Does your pen advertise your dry cleaners?

Doing exams at the moment, my pens have become even more important to me.
While out I tend to use drug company pens, but when I'm at home, I write with my collection of favourite pens - a gold Cross with my name engraved on it (a random present from one of my aunts, that I thought was horrible at the time, but now like it)with a fine point blue in that one. I've a Cross fountain pen with black ink.
I have a 2 Tombow roller ball pens that I get refills for (black and red) and write all my exams with the black.
When I get depressed or have trouble getting down to study I'll go buy several pens and because I can't wait to try them out, before I know it I'll have lots of study done!

Virigina Postrel has an interesting article about pens and how they are getting more emphasis on the aesthetic.

3 Comments:

Anonymous ainelivia said...

Ah yes. I have a collection, some nice free ones from various companies marketing their services. Then their is the Montblanc that I got cheap at a boot sale, and the Lamy I just liked the colour of that, and a Waterman's fountain pen. My favourite ink is Violette, and anything lilac or purple, pens or inks, am I giving away too much here I wonder??

April 11, 2006 12:44 p.m.  
Blogger -Ann said...

I had both my husband and my brother scold me on seperate occassions for carrying a Viagra pen in the pocket of my bag where ANYONE could see it. Like it was a big blue sign impugning the manhood of anyone standing close to it. Geez.

April 12, 2006 10:17 p.m.  
Blogger Auds said...

I have a Cialis pen (Viagra's competitor, which in fairness has nicer photos in the ads in the medical journals) but it's not such a good writer.
The drug pens I really like are the chemo drugs - they've really expensive pens/caluclator/drug cups at meetings.
My favourite drug pen ever was a Vioxx roller ball. But I was forced to stop using when it was withdrawn from the market becuase patients would think we were really backward and were going to perscribe them drugs that were bad and in the news.(I don't accept this but frowned and now use Vioxx in the secrecy of my own home. Damn pen fascists can't get me here)

This makes me sound like a drug rep ligger, always scabbing free pens and tourniquets and tendon hammers, but you got to do it. They're free. And we;ve professional autonomy and can prescribe Viagra with a Cialis pen if we feel like it (based on the latest and best available clinical evidence, naturally!)

April 12, 2006 10:25 p.m.  

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