A Peek at the Pen Cup: October Edition


My fall color inks and pens are there. I love those. I feel like they’ve put me in fine fall fettle.

However, now that I think about it, that autumnal spirit may be what prompted me to walk down the Halloween candy aisle(s) at Target the other day. Which isn’t so great. I’m not saying I bought any giant bags of candy for trick or treaters. It’s too early.  That would be too tempting.

And I’m not saying I’ve already eaten any. That would be unhealthy. However, if I had, it would only have been because miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are delicious. And if so, that’s not anyone’s fault — at least, not mine.

But we are treading on dangerous ground. So, back to pens. I’ve got a Montblanc 146 with a broad nib in there, because I’m testing a new-to-me Montblanc ink. Honestly, that new-to-me ink has not grabbed me yet. But I’m still hopeful.

And there’s a pink Safari in there, with a pink ink I’m testing. It’s a bright pink. That’s new territory for me.

And there’s my Parker 51. I like seeing that.

One pen in there is hard to see. That is my scandalous recent purchase. That will be pen of the day at some point.

And one pen is missing — my Platinum Carbon Desk Pen. I was using that in another room, or, more accurately, tying to use it up.

Examine the cartridge in the photo below, to see how far I’ve gotten.


Not far, right?  In fact, the cartridge seems as full as it was a few weeks ago.

Dorothy Parker once quipped that eternity is two people and a ham. I am starting to think that eternity might also be a Platinum extra fine nib, a large cartridge of ink and me.

One thing I do know: eternity is definitely not a giant bag of Halloween candy. Those seem to decrease in volume all on their own.

8 thoughts on “A Peek at the Pen Cup: October Edition

  1. Good for you for still trying to finish that cartridge! I think I would have given up by now, lol. Another reason to love bottled ink, right? You decide how much to fill up with!

    This made me laugh though! Love the tone of it. Heh. Bag of candy, what bag of candy? *rustle*

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  2. “One pen in there is hard to see. That is my scandalous recent purchase. That will be pen of the day at some point.”

    I know which one that is! Can’t wait for you to show it off!


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