Monday, December 15, 2008

What did she bring me...Episode #2 and a Giveaway



This is episode #2 of just asking my wife to just "pick up a pen for me." No questions asked, no guidance and then I review it.
Yesterday I found a 3 pack of Pilot Precise V5 "Begreen" pens sitting on my desk with a receipt for about $3.49 from Target. It's my second green pen, I also reviewed the V Corn here. Sweet!


Other than having a massive green logo on the side, I really like this pen. Don't worry, the other side is solid black. The packaging says "xfine 0.5" but it really feels like a .4 or even a 3.5. Much finer than I expected. I am very pleasantly surprised at the thin lines this was putting down. The packaging says that the pens is 89.2% made from recycled content and refills are available.  I really like it.  It's going into the rotation.



In the spirit of reduce, reuse, recycle....and since there were 3 in the pack...I have a small and very unofficial giveaway. (Meaning, don't sue me, I am making this up as I go along.)  I just counted all the pens on my desk and emailed that number to my buddy Matt. The rules are simple, leave a comment on this post with how many pens you think I had on my desk. To the person who guesses the closest, I will fire off one of these pens to you.

The Fine Print:

The Price is Right Rules are in place...closest without going over. One entry per person and Matt is sworn to secrecy (you can try, but no amount of torture will break him) and he is also exempt from the giveaway. Feel free to bring the funny for a chance at another pen and all this ends on Wednesday at 8:00 AM Eastern*. Good luck!

*update,  I will name the winner(s) in my Wednesday morning post. 
** update #2:  "On my desk" includes pens in cups as well as just sitting on my desk.  Adjust your guess if needed
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17 comments:

officesupplygeek said...

I'm going to go with 21 pens on the desk. :) Good review btw.

Geoffrey said...

You know, I don't review pens and I have at least forty, so I am going to go with 42. And isn't that the ultimate answer anyway?

Nrepose said...

Even though you are a pen junkie, like most of us reading this, I don't think you just keep them out on your desk. I am going to guess lucky number 13. Nr

OfficeSupplyGeek said...

Geoffrey...nice try, sounds too logical, I think you just said "ehh, Ill just double what the guy before me said" ;)

Aaron said...

I think I'll go with 75...

Greg said...

Out on a limb here, but I think you just had the three Begreen pens on the desk - 3!

Jean-Bernard said...

How about 36, this sounds like a good number.

shadowsgonegrey said...

I'm going to have to go with 27.

ZeissMan said...

I just counted 27 on my desk, so I will venture a quess of 29.

persephony4 said...

I have 5 lying on the desk that I use everyday. I have a bunch more in my pen cup.. hmmm I say 15.

Shade said...

9

Gerold said...

I'll shot for 47

Erin said...

You say lying on your desk? Well, in case that leaves out fountain pens, I'll venture a guess of 20, since you talk about this and that pen being in rotation.

Anonymous said...

I'm going out on a limb - 53
KH

pete said...

Considering I already own a set of these, I won't enter the contest. But I would agree, they feel much finer than a .05. Quite smooth. Enjoyable. I drive a gas guzzling truck, so apparently these and my reusable shopping bags are my way of giving back to Mama Nature.

Geoffrey said...

OfficeSupplyGeek...I could have gone with the Price is Right strategy and guessed 22... ;)

mariko said...

My guess is 64! I have close to 50, and I figure you're probably a bigger freak than I am.