Makes Me Happy, Thing 1

The pen doesn’t fall far from the desk

I was given a batch of reject pens to take home earlier this week. They were donated to the LilZ and Zoot Pen Addict collection. I took them to LilZ and told him to go through them first before I did, that way I wouldn’t have to put myself in a position where I take the good pen for myself or let him have it. Because we know who would win that argument.

LilZ came to me awhile later and said, “I decided to host Pen Idol. I’ve narrowed it down to the final 10. Now it’s up to you, the public, to decide.”

Pen Idol. How can you not love that kid?

I later spent some quality time with the final 10, seeing the extent of their talents. I decided on a fast and smooth writing UniBall to be this year’s Pen Idol. It was a close call though, that’s for sure.

PEN IDOL. Awesome.

14 thoughts on “The pen doesn’t fall far from the desk”

  1. I’m in love with the classic Pilot Precise V5. Classic.

    Also, I got a 99 on my first Advanced GIS test and I wanted to tell you. Nobody I know thinks that’s cool.

  2. That LilZ! What a guy!

    Did you guys make Mr.Z get drunk and act crazy like Paula Abdul?

  3. I am pregnant with uniballs babies (triplets) as we speak – I absolutly love the retractable, medium point, in blue. Your love of good pens is what originally got me addicted to you – okay, gotta go smoke a cigarette now

    p.s. what was your favorite pen again

    besides uniball I am totally watermans whore

  4. I have a humble nomination for next season’s Pen Idol– Pilot G2. Love ’em.

    And yes, it’s totally awesome.

  5. Pen Idol is the best idea I’ve heard in quite some time — as long as there aren’t group performances. Because, let’s face it, a group performance on Pen Idol would be one of those rocket pens with multiple colors of ink. And those just don’t work well.

  6. I’m a Marketing Manager for a large office supply company near Charlotte, NC. I get pens given to me by the hundreds as samples. I’d love to share some of my favorites with you. I thought I was the only person on the planet with a “pen habit”! If you would like to e-mail me to confirm you would like some, I’ll put together a “care package” for you to share the love. 🙂

    I love my work!

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