Quick update: Here's my post from Vegas a few short months ago. Sadly, all I had with me were 4 pens and two pencils for 5 days in the desert. It was clear that I had lost some faith in my ability to love pens and the need for writing material.
Bob Dylan (I know, I know) wrote that "The Times they are a Changing" and they definitely were. Here we are now for a quick 2 night business trip to Chicago and there's a huge difference. 19 Pens (not all shown) and 2 pencils are in my bag.. That includes two fountain pens and not even close to my favorite Dylan song. I think I have spared you of that until now. Girl of the North Country might top my list. 3rd and 4th verse. Hits hard.
And as for the contest...I could be waaaay off, but I think your guesses might be low. If I can drag 19 pens around in my bag imagine how many I can shove into a shoe box? Still open through Friday so keep them coming. Possibly even a video reveal. Kinda like Oprah revealing her secret sister...only not as awkward.
So the lesson learned is: break out of that funk. Break the rules, go nuts. Change it up and fix things.