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February 2010

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Fountain pens. [Updated]

Some of you might be aware that I'm something of a pen aficionado. Particularly fountain pens. I love 'em. I love the look, I love the style, and I love how smoothly they write. (You know, fountain pens? The things that evolved from quills? Like the little icon that most LiveJournal clients use? Yeah, that's the one. ;-)

I also love sharing my interest with others.

So, if you've ever had a desire to try out a nice fountain pen, now is a really good time. Levenger currently has two models on a *really* good sale. The first is the Levenger LS3, which normally runs for $50, and is currently on sale for $10. The second is the Parker Insignia Wave, which normally retails at $75, and is currently on sale for $20.

I personally own both of these pens, and can vouch for how good the quality is. I love 'em both. ;-)

So, if you've ever thought about trying out a quality fountain pen (and trust me, quality counts for a lot. . . those cheap little $5 pens you see at office supply stores are junk, and write like crap), this is the best shot I've seen.

Long live Fountain Pens! ;-)

[Update: For anyone interested, I posted a more thorough comparison of the pens in the comments here.]


Re: Parker pens.

Oh man, people from my age group always ridicule me for liking fountain pens. I've had my little hobby described as strange, crazy, "prissy"... all sorts of things. Or maybe that comes with the college pre-med bunch, since almost everything besides studying becomes trivial. It's really sad... how people can't open their minds to other things. When my friends heard I was doing exercise kickboxing (Tae Bo) and when I said I was seriously going to learn Japanese, they all laughed at me, saying it was stupid. But hey -- I lost 60 lbs. and I can hold up a short conversation in Japanese -- all within a year, so ... forget them, right?

...Geez, I digress.

Re: Parker pens.

Hrm. . . perhaps it's just different expectations? I dare say that most of my friends already think I'm a little loopy, so little thing like pens and such barely warrant a second glance. ;-)

Or, maybe it's because I have a lot of friends who are geeks and such. . . I dunno. ;-)