Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Pen Is Mightier...

It's no secret that I love gadgets. Cell Phones, computers, even gadgets as simple as some office supplies have been known to make me smile.

I tried to think back to when this love for gadgets started and I think it really stated in my kindergarten classroom. I clearly remember the first box of crayons I got that included a crayon sharpener installed in the back of the box. How cool was that?! Then as I got into the older elementary grades someone gave me a pen that had 6 colors in it. You'd simply click the color of ink you wanted on the top of the pen, and the corresponding colored ball point would come out. I think that's the first pen I ever used unil it ran out of ink. (a goal I've had ever since with any pen I use that I like.)

Well, that fondness for interesting gadgets has never gone away. In fact, it's gotten worse over time. Today I'll share with you two office gadgets that I'm rather fond of right now.

1.) The new Sharpie Pen.
Why do I like it? Fine point, dark print, no smear, and it will write on just about any surface. I've chosen the blue ink version because it helps the writing stand out on the page better.

2.) The Liquid Paper DryLine.
I know this has been around for years, but I just discovered it a few months ago. I went to the person who orders office supplies at work and asked for some lquid paper. She laughed at me when I said I wanted the old gloopy brush/bottle kind.
She showed me this beauty and I've loved it ever since. So now when I make a mistake with my awesome blue ink Sharpie pen, I can quickly cover it up with a nice clean strip of liquid paper.

What gadgets/office supplies are you loving right now?


  1. 1. The Yellow Legal pad. I like the way my words look on the pad. I believe The Lord of the Rings was written on yellow legal pads.
    2. Papermate Medium Point Blue Pen. I like the way it flows and my handwriting is neater using this pen than any other.

    That is about it. The sharpener on the crayon box was (and still is) one of the coolest things ever.

  2. I adore two things in my office:
    1. Pop-up Post-it dispenser. It would be the first thing I grabbed in a fire.
    2. Color laser printer. It would be the second thing I would grab and throw on the back of a cute fireman.