Thursday, June 25, 2009

Splash Brush Pen

I think I reviewed an orange version of this pen in the past but this one is green! When the doodling bug hits me, this tends to be the first pen that I reach for in my desk drawer. These is something about the ease of use of this thing... simply uncap and you can have razor thin lines or with a little pressure you can have a very fat fun line.

Prior to 1830 almost all paint brushes were imported into the US and it took us 50 years of hand manufacturing before we invented a machine that could crank out a paint brush. (Don't you feel a bit smarter now?) Use that at lunch today, no matter what the subject is. "Hey Bob, how's your wife?" "Good, hey, did you know that most of the paintbrushes before the 1830's were..." Your friends will love it.
I left myself a note as a reminder that I have to put Rocky in my queue at Netflix and I just thought about the refill possibilities on this one and I am dying to try it, of course I will let you know how it goes. Have a great day!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Why didn't I have this in High School---Cheater Pen

It's a normal looking pen right? your typical ballpoint... nothing to see here right? Move along.

Except for this thin little metal tab neatly in line with the pen body. Nothing to see here right?

Except when you give it a little tug...out comes a spring loaded scroll of paper. In this case it was shortcuts from Sprint for a Blackberry, but a little pen hacking, (actually just sticking a post-it to the paper) and I have a legit cheat sheet. Click for larger views. I have a love/hate relationship with pens that do things other than just write....usually because that means that they do not write that well.

This rule holds absolutely true here. This one writes like it was run over by an 18 wheeler but the idea is cool. Please excuse all spelling and grammatical errors, I am running on Red Bulls and Espressos. Enjoy your day.
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