In a recent episode of the Pen Addict podcast, the great Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley confessed their stationery related sins. I thought it might be fun to do the same.
(Note: Yes, there really is a podcast about pens and stationery.)
Confession the First: I believe that refilling a fountain pen with the same ink counts as cleaning the pen as long as you draw ink through the nib.
Confession the Second: I’m not liking my Nakaya as much as I hoped I would.
Confession the Third: I think LAMY Safari fountain pens, in all their variations, are ugly and I will never own one.
Confession the Fourth: Despite all the fountain pens I own, my “going out” pocket pen (meaning I’m not carrying a bag) is a County Comm Embassy Pen, not a fountain pen.
Confession the Fifth: Despite all the fountain pens I own, my everyday work pen is a ballpoint pen, not a fountain pen.
Confession the Sixth: I think modern Palomino Blackwing Pencils are an expensive con and I regret buying a couple. (I like the eraser, though.)
Confession the Seventh: I think the large format Traveler’s Notebooks are overrated and I hate that tall, narrow shape.
Confession the Eighth: I still like using large Moleskine notebooks and think the hatred against them is “I’m so cool” virtue signalling.
Confession the Ninth: Despite Confession the Second, I’d like to acquire another Nakaya.
Confession the Tenth: I think the adult coloring “movement” is silly.
That’s all for now. Eventually I’ll publish some pen and stationery resolutions. Until then, thanks for reading this far.