What I Didn’t Buy in 2015

What I didn’t buy in 2015.

1. I did not buy any of Pelikan’s tempting M200s.

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From the Café Crème to limited editions for Fountain Pen Hospital and Fahrney’s Pens, Pelikan had so many attractive M200 pens for sale in 2015.  But I held off.  The M200 is just a little small for me.

2. I did not buy the Pelikan M600 Vibrant Green.

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I have been intrigued by this one, off and on, and it is nearly sold out.  I keep thinking that the Vibrant Green must look nice in person.  But I haven’t seen it in person.  So I decided better safe than sorry.

3. I did not buy anything vintage.

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Well I tried, once, but the vintage pen I bought had a problem, so I had to return it.  I wasn’t really tempted otherwise.  I have turned into a modern pen person, I think.

4. I did not buy the blue Sailor Professional Gear.

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I already have the perfect Sailor pen.  It was strange to realize that I don’t need another.  And by “don’t need” I mean “don’t actually want.”  I should take my temperature.

5. I did not buy another Omas.

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I really thought about it, with Omas in bankruptcy.  But these pens are expensive.  Besides, I already have three gorgeous Omas pens, one of which is pretty darn perfect.  So that left me wondering if I should sell the other two Omas pens.

In the end, it’s funny to look back at all the things that have crossed your mind, all the possibilities. And instructive.  It’s a relief to me that I held off on these.  I was pretty tempted by some.  And I probably would have liked them all.  But none were as fitting for me as the ones I ended up with instead.

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Well, okay, the Neon Lime Safari I bought is the sore thumb there.  Of course I would have preferred an Omas to that plastic glow stick.

I better go shake that piggy bank.  It’s almost next year.

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