I need to be more diligent in writing on this blog. So…on Tuesdays for a while you are going to get a look into some of my favorite tools: whether they be writing or cooking.
Pencils. I love the smell of pencils, feel of pencils, the erasers, the famous line in You’ve Got Mail about fall in new york – it makes you want to go be pencils, the colors, the designs, or just the plain yellow #2.
I used to hate using pencils: they reminded me of standardized tests. I DESPISE those things. I am not very good at them – I’m surprised I got into college, though I would never have been allowed in to UF. Oh, well, Flagler had to do.
But, now, they take me back to a simpler time. I love sharpening them – oh the joy of pencil sharpeners – one of the most modern-less pieces of office equipment, now almost extinct. We have one in the copy room next to my office. I may need to invest in one for me office, especially if I move offices.
I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils.
I love the mistake factor already built in. Did you know Sharpie came out with a permanent mechanical pencil? Well, mechanical pencils are fine – but that takes away the simplicity, smell, and beauty of a slim line and fine point that a freshly sharpened pencil can leave on a paper.
What do you like to write with?
Come back next Tuesday to learn about my love of fountain pens!