Category: Pen of the Day

#FPOTD: Pilot Vanishing Point and Parker 88

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The weather was beautiful this afternoon! I decided that instead of working cooped up in the library, I’d take it outside and enjoy the cool breeze. We live in a quiet area, and early mornings and late afternoons are always very peaceful. I worked on some reports and wrote a bit in my journal. Happiness.

I missed regularly writing in my journal. 🙂 I slowed down back in 2009 because I started working from home and I was always on the computer. Writing with a ballpoint pen added so much strain on my hand and wrist that I had to stop for long periods of time, and it was hard to get the momentum back. So I typed more than I wrote. Just being able to write again for long periods of time without straining my hand, that’s pretty awesome.

FPOTD:
Pilot Vanishing Point – Sailor Miruai
Parker 88 Laque Ivory – Diamine Ancient Copper

A very Christmas-y combination indeed. 🙂

It’s An Awesome Week

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I scheduled four long days of “me time” this week. This usually means immersing myself in studying the Word and in prayer, and also squeezing in some time to write in my journal. It’s always fun to do this. I rarely get to schedule long blocks of time to do something like this.

Today I tried to get some journal writing done. There have been a lot of fun things that happened this month and unfortunately I just didn’t have the time to write it down. I appreciate these quiet moments when I can do this because it’s like recalling the details of those events and committing them to memory. I can take a moment to ponder these things, form my thoughts about them and describe how much happiness it brought…brings to me. It helps me be more attentive to these moments and also more thankful about them.

FPOTD:
Bexley BX802 – Sailor Miruai
Pelikan M200 – Diamine POGI
Journal – Elias Notebook

#FPOTD: TWSBI Micarta. Again.

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I’ve been limiting myself to only two pens every two days so that my journal doesn’t look so…psychedelic with the wide variety of inks I’ve been using. Today I’m using my TWSBI Micarta with the medium cursive italic nib custom-ground by Pentangeli. I’ve been rotating this pen with other pens this past few weeks because I just cannot be without it yet. So this coming couple of days, it’ll be TWSBI Micarta and Pelikan M200, although I’ve yet to use my Pelikan.

I inked this pen with Sailor Blue Black, and almost had a cow when I saw that the darned ink stained my pen’s section. I’ve used several inks on this pen but it’s never stained before. This one was particularly stubborn. I got a wet tissue and vigorously rubbed it for a few minutes before the stain finally came off. Ugh. I like the blue color, though.

FPOTD: TWSBI Micarta with Medium Cursive Italic

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I wrote about the TWSBI Micarta being my first pen that I sent in to a local nibmeister (Pentangeli) for a custom grind. I’m really happy with it and after inking it with a very bright Apache Sunset, I decided to try it with Edelstein Amber, which has always been quite a dry ink for me. The result is a very pleasant combination. The ink looks almost like caramel on paper. 🙂

A Closer Look at My Full-Sized Parker 51 Aerometric

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I wrote yesterday that I traded one of my demi-sized Parker 51’s for this full-sized 51. It’s basically the same as my demi, except it’s bigger and the aerometric converter holds more ink and is encased in a steel shell instead of just a clamp.

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The date code on it shows that it’s from 1959, I think my demi is a bit older.The cap is also lustraloy, and the arrow clip is virtually the same, just bigger.  Continue reading “A Closer Look at My Full-Sized Parker 51 Aerometric”