What I’m Writing With

I was randomly inspired to write a blog post about the writing implements sitting on my desk. That seems like a pretty weird topic but I had a strong impulse to do it, so here we go:

My favorite pen used to be BIC Round Sticks in blue. They were my go-to pen for YEARS. To me they’re just sort of the perfect disposable plastic pen. I like to spin my pens, and these have great balance and length. The problem is I have a tendency to gnaw them, which means they fall apart after a few months.

So I decided to switch to a pen that I would not chew. Bring on the Zebra G-301 Gel. It puts down a smooth, consistent line of black ink. It also has a satisfying clicker. It’s made of stainless steel, which means I don’t chew them. The only problem with these pens is they’re not great for spinning; they’re just not long enough.

I also use Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils. Sometimes, I just want to be able to erase. These are also nice and long, and great for spinning. The only problem is when I drop them, the point will often break.

Speaking of breaking your pencil, I highly recommend the Staedtler pencil manual sharpener. It’s worth spending the 3 bucks to get a dope pencil sharpener that makes a nice, sharp point every time.

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