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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saying goodbye for a week!

Well, this is it - my last day before I leave on vacation. I'm headed out tomorrow morning, and I won't be back till the 10th of April.

I've got my email set up to send out an auto-response, since I will have very limited internet connection. I will do my best to get to important emails, but unless it's very urgent, I'm going to try and let it wait till later. After all, I am on vacation, right? ;)

While I'm gone, why don't you take a moment to go back into the blog archives and read a few old articles. I guarantee you haven't read it all yet, and maybe there's something in there that you'll find interesting.

Until later, and have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pen review - Monte Verde Invincia Stylus

The Monte Verde Invincia Stylus is the Stealth Fighter of fountain pens.

It's heavy, sturdy, and most importantly - stealthy.

This is one incredibly cool pen, and I've got a lot of good things to say about it. Get ready for another big review!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Weekend Reads 3/24/12

We're back again with the Weekend Reads! Sorry about missing last week, but hey, we're back now and that's what matters, right? ;)

I've got some good stuff this week, including the podcast!

Relax, and enjoy yourself, with some good FP reading.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Notebook review - Mead "Moleskine"

No, I'm not reviewing a Moleskine. I've done one better.... I'm reviewing a copy of a Moleskine, made by Mead. :)

But I have some good things to say about it, and best of all, it's readily available at a local store so you can try one too!

This will be more of a mini-review like my last paper review. Enjoy!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ink review - Mont Blanc Irish Green

Time for a review of a Mont Blanc ink. I don't get to review many of these inks, and I honestly don't know the brand that well.

But this ink definitely deserves a good look. It's not my favorite green, but it's definitely an admirable competitor.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Weekend Reads 3/17/12

Well, time for a somewhat shortened Weekend Reads! It'll be fun, I promise. ;)

Some of you may have heard about why this weeks going to be cut a little short. Again, I really appreciate you guys for being so patient with me.

But onto the fun part now! Relax and enjoy the semi-shortened reads!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Weekend Reads cut short this weekend

I just thought I'd give everyone a heads up - I'm going to cut the Weekend Reads a little short tomorrow.

My older brother and sister have been gone in Texas for about 5 months now, and they're coming back home tomorrow night (Yeah!). It will be wonderful to have them home, but that means I'm going to want to spend some time with them. You understand. :) I'm also going to be busy prepping for their arrival.

Not quite sure what I'll do, but I might do 1-2 links, and 1 question. I'll still attempt the podcast too.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Paper mini-review: Umm....

Well, I'm not really sure this paper even has a name. :) It's a no-name brand paper, from a dollar store.

I was given this notepad by a friend, and I must say, I had my doubts about it. All of my doubts have now been squashed however, and I have a new respect for this unassuming little pad.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ink Review - J. Herbin Ambre de Bermanie

This ink is a real odd one. I had a very hard time reviewing it, because I like it a lot, but at the same time, it has some undesirable qualities that I really don't like.

Like most J. H. inks, the name is increasingly difficult to pronounce. :) This ink has some beautiful shading, and I don't think I've seen many colors quite like it.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Weekend Reads 3/10/12

I was very busy this week. Almost forgot about the Weekend Reads, but I didn't. :)

Business was successful, I got a lot of personal things accomplished on my to-do list, and I even got time to help out with someone else's website. This week definitely deserves to be followed up with a good relaxing break. 

Join me, as I ease into the weekend with some fun topics and  links, Q&A, and more. And if you're busy - don't worry, it'll all be here waiting for you when you're ready to take a rest. :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

My homemade Sheaffer Vac-Fill tool!

If you're the DIY repair kind of person, you'll love this little tool I made.

Ever struggled trying to find something to unscrew that nut inside the blind cap of a Sheaffer Vac-Fill?

Finding something that fits is next to impossible, so you're left with only one good choice - make something of your own.

If you're looking for inspiration on doing this, hopefully this post will help you out.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paper Review - Basildon Bond

Time for another paper review. This will be my first time reviewing a "fancy paper". That is my quick-term for any paper that is marketed as high-end, prestigious, and/or luxurious.

This Basildon Bond paper is a total winner for me. I love every aspect of it, and it seems to excel where other papers fail for me.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Weekend Reads 3/2/12

We're into March now, and spring is fast approaching. It's feeling like it's already here in Tennessee, with some lovely 75+ degree weather. With all this beautiful weather, it's definitely time to get outside and do some outdoor work, for me anyway.

While it may not be the season to curl up by the fire anymore, its never a bad time to relax and talk about fountain pens! And that's what we intend to do here with the Weekend Reads 3/2/12.

Grab a chair outside (if your weather permits), a good media device, and enjoy. :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Final Update - ONE MONTH Pocket Challenge!

Time for the wrap-up to our fun little ONE MONTH Pocket Challenge!

If you haven't been following along, check out the original post as well as the mid-month update.

I'm pretty excited about this. It is the first time I've ever done something like this, but I think it worked out spectacularly! You'll have to read on, and let me know what you think.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The podcast is up on iTunes!

If any of you folks are Apple-junkies (like me!), you can now subscribe to the Weekend Reads Podcast via iTunes!

Please, give it a look folks, and if you'd be so kind, give it an honest review and/or rating. I would love to hear your thoughts on the podcast. The more ratings you leave, the better chance that we can spread the fun to a larger crowd!

That's it for now everybody. Tomorrow will be the wrap up for the ONE MONTH Pocket Challenge. :)