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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ink Review - Private Reserve Spearmint

Time for another ink review! I told you would be doing a lot of inks this week. :)

Private Reserve Spearmint is one of my favorite greens out of the bunch that I've tried. It's bright, vibrant, and moderately well behaved.

I'm not quite sure if the color reminds me of spearmint, but nonetheless, it's a beautiful color!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ink Review - J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre

With a name like that, this had better be a good ink. :) Lucky for us, it looks like J. Herbin delivered!

J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre is one of the most unique inks I've ever used. It's a color like no other, and I find it extremely intriguing. I'm not sure if it's something I'll buy a full bottle of, but I am definitely glad I got to try a sample of it.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekend Reads 2/24/12

Weekend Reads Edition 9! Wow, almost ten now. I can't hardly believe it's been almost three months since we started the Weekend Reads. Feels like it was just a week ago to me. :)

I've got another podcast for you today, as well as some great questions and answers! A special thanks goes to Maja, who provided me with two delightful questions to address today. Thank you Maja! :)

To the rest of you: make some coffee, find that favorite chair, and enjoy!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

DELAYED - Weekend Reads 2/24/12

I'm so sorry everyone, but the Weekend Reads has been pushed to tomorrow morning!

I got a sick with a cold, and was not able to record the podcast on time. I really want to do the podcast again, so I decided it'd be best to delay the Weekend Reads just one day, till Sunday.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm sure you all can find something fun to do with your spare Saturday time. :)

Hey, here's an idea: why not actually use one of your fountain pens!

Happy writing everyone.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Notebook review - Norcom Composition

Time for another notebook review, this time, of my favorite go-to notebook!

These notebooks can be had at your local Wal-Mart for the princely sum of $0.99. :)

They're cheap, they work well, and I like them! Read on for the detailed review!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ink Review - Noodlers BayState Blue

Well, if you have a habit of starting flame-wars on forums and blog-comments, I'd suggest you stay clear of this review. :)

Noodlers BayState Blue (BSB) has stirred up a lot of contention in the online world. Anytime it's mentioned, you can be sure to have dozens of supporters, as well as dozens of haters, all flocking to the article.

I am going to attempt a head-on, honest review of this ink. Personal opinions will be included, at a minimal level, but I'll stick primarily to just the facts.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My new pen is here!

Well, if you listened to the Weekend Reads podcast last Saturday, you probably heard that I ordered (another!) new pen. :)

The MonteVerde Invincia Stylus.

This is one pen that I am very excited to play around with and review. It's sweet looking, writes amazingly well, and has a touch0screen capable tip on it!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ink Review - J. Herbin Verte Olive

Aside from having a rather hard-to-pronounce naming system, and a poorly designed bottle, J. Herbin is a really great ink manufacturer. After trying 3 of their inks now, I feel ready to review this one. So far, my impressions are very positive!

J. Herbin Verte Olive is one of those "They really nailed that color" inks. It looks just like olive oil, and I find it quite appealing.

Read on, for the full review!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pen Review - Noodlers Ahab Flex Pen

Today's review will focus on the extremely popular and relatively new Noodlers Ahab Flex Pen.

Marketed as one of the few modern flex pens in existence, and purchasable for under $25.00, the Ahab Flex Pen is has been the subject of much talk in the world of FP's over the last few months.

Stay tuned for the review folks, it's going to be a long one. ;)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weekend Reads 2/18/12

Get ready for yet another Weekend Reads! This is edition #8, so we're nearing 10 already. :)

Are you all ready to relax and enjoy the weekend!?

Well, before you do, here's an important piece of news:

This week, we are testing out the very first Weekend Reads Podcast!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ONE MONTH Pocket Challenge - Update - 2/13/12

Well, we're two weeks into February, and I think it's time to see how our little pocket-friends are holding up. :)

If you're new to the ONE MONTH Pocket Challenge, check out this post for all the details.

Read on to find out how a Kaweco Sport and a CF Notebook have held up in my pocket for two weeks.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ink Review - Diamine Orange

How about reviewing one of the brightest inks I've ever used? :)

An orange so vibrant, you'd swear someone's Orange-Cream Popsicle dripped on your page when you see a swab of it.

Diamine Orange is one of the nicest oranges I've ever used! It's far to bright and vibrant to be used in any "normal" setting, but as an orange, it's one of my favorites!

Check out the review, and enjoy!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekend Reads 2/11/12

I hope everyone's excited about today's Weekend Reads! I know I am. :)

It's cold and chilly today in Big Sandy, Tennessee, and I hear winter is finally moving in across the USA. Sounds like a good time to keep inside, and cozy up by the fire.

So go ahead, grab your computer, iPad, or iPhone, and settle in for some relaxing morning reading! What better way to start your day, than to read about your favorite addiction, er... I meant hobby. ;)

It's time for the Weekend Reads - 2/11/12 edition!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Comparison - Kaweco Sport VS. Stipula Passporto

Today, I will be comparing a king to a peasant, so to speak. The two pens under our gaze today, come at very different price points, and both have rather different purposes.

Nonetheless, they share many similarities, and I think they will compare quite well with each other.

Get ready, for the Kaweco Sport VS. Stipula Passporto!.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ink Review - Diamine Red Dragon

 Today I will be reviewing my current favorite ink! I bought this sample a while ago, but hadn't gotten a chance to try it till last week. It exceeded my expectations, and is a absolute keeper!

Read on to find out more about Diamine Red Dragon!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Notebook review - Clairefontaine Staple-bound Duo

Time for a review of a fairly popular notebook by the very popular company Clairefontaine. Most of you probably know by now that I'm not a big fan of CF (Clairefontaine) paper. Nonetheless, this is a solid notebook that performs well, and most people are going to love it.

Read on for the full review of the (this is a mouthful): Clairefontiane "Life-Unplugged" Staple-bound Pocket Duo!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weekend Reads 2/4/12

Another week gone, and along with it, all the stresses of work, and our day-to-day life. Yup, it's about time to grab some coffee, relax, and do some reading!

This weeks "Weekend Reads" is just the thing to start your weekend off, on the write note. Not only do I have some amazing links to share, but I've got a wonderful Q&A this time, with tons of great information!

Stay tuned, and don't get too comfortable - I wouldn't want you falling asleep on me. ;)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pen Review - Kaweco Classic Sport!

Get ready for another mega review, packed with photos, details, and writing samples!

The spotlight is turned towards the Kaweco Classic Sport today. I've got a lot to say about it: some good, and some critiques. Stay tuned for the full review!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Smoke TWSBI 540!

This just arrived in the mail, and I was so excited, I had to share!

I've been patiently (well, not really) stalking my mailbox the last few days, eagerly awaiting the arrival of this.

In case you were unaware, I am a TWSBI fanatic. :) As usual, this pen has outdone my expectations so far, and exhibits the typical TWSBI quality (which is very high).