Saturday, August 6, 2016
Pens and pencils
I really like a fine line black pen. Lately I have had very little luck with pens i.e. not writing when I need them, or skipping. (Did you ever do the little circles to get a pen to write, on something important?) I like to have a pencil around to grab for surety.
I’m reminded of the story of NASA spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for a pen that would write in zero gravity, when the Russians simply took mechanical pencils into space.
Anyway the problem with pencils lately for me it seems the little sharpeners would get the pencil about sharp and the lead would break in the wood. I bought 4 or 5 sharpeners and none were satisfactory. I seem to have problem getting things to work for me.
Okay here I digress. I uploaded an entry once about not being able to get a can opener that worked. I was chastised by several women that I just did not know how to operate them. Referencing their husbands who could not operate a can-opener. Some of you sweet ladies who read the entry, hinted it might be intentional ‘ignorance’ to keep out of work. So lemme tell you, I now have an opener that works and it was a 98 cent jobber-do.
(Look at that sharp point on my last Darnell's const. Pencil)
Now back to the sharpeners. I am now the personal owner of a crank pencil sharpener, $8. I bought one in Walmart that has a vacuum base that attaches well to the table, voila, I now have instant sharp pencils. I feel like I am back in Mrs. Grill’s 7th grade. Difference is I do not have to ask permission to sharpen the pencil nor will I have to stay after school and wash the chalkboards or dust the erasures. So there! Age has its benefits, my own ‘REAL’ pencil sharpener, one like God created for schools!
I am a new man, this is great. (Age has a way of allowing one to be thrilled about even a pencil sharpener!)
PS: There is writing and reading. I just read that reading 3.5 hours a week will extend your life expectancy. Neat!
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