First order with Jetpens was a little... excessive

First order with Jetpens was a little... excessive

I’m a little late in getting to this post. I placed orders with Jet Pens last week, and here is one of my orders [right]. There’s a couple of Uni-ball Signo DX pens in the mix. There’s also a Uni-Ball Kuru Toga Auto lead rotation mechanical pencil [whew], some Pilot Frixion erasable ink pens, and a Uni-Ball paper clipper.

Eventually I’d like to get around to reviewing some of the other pens and supplies on here. Don’t know if it’ll happen anytime soon, but I’ll try.

Now for the Signo DX. The .28mm is really, really, realllly thin, and writes scratchy at this width. I’ve gotten used to it, and it’s not a deal breaker, but I’m used to writing with Uniball Signo 207 pens, which write very smoothly. I raided a few office stores last year during the Back-to-School sales to pick up some Signo 207s in the Needle and Micro tips. Now these pens are awesome to write with.

One thing I do like about the extra fine point of the Signo DX .28mm is the extra fine line that goes along with it. I tote around a couple of Moleskines [a cahier, squared journal, and a planner] and the xfine line is a must, especially if I have a ton of things to jot down in a tiny space reserved for “April 24”.

Very rarely do I completely use up a pen’s ink supply; normally I lose interest in using the pen after a few weeks. The only exception is at work where I use Bic Stic ballpoint pens, and that’s because I would rather use up corporate’s ink supply rather than my own for work purposes.

I hope to have more reviews posted soon. I’d also post more pics, but I loaned my camera to my friend. Pics next week. Maybe. Hopefully.


I’m excited! I’ll be watching Wicked this summer. I’ve seen snippets online, I have the soundtrack, and I’ve read the book. Granted, I won’t be seeing Kristen Chenoweth or Idinia Menzel in this show, but it’s okay. I enjoy the music from this Broadway show. It’s two weeks away, but I still can’t wait.

The only other shows that I’ve seen are Miss Saigon and Avenue Q. I saw the latter just before Christmas, and I laughed my ass off. I can’t tell you how many people were shocked at what shenanigans took place on stage. Guess they overlooked the “for mature audiences only” disclaimer. Ha!

For those of you that are also paperphiles (or is it bibliophiles since these are notebooks?), there’s a giveaway going on at Notebook Stories for Whitelines notebooks. Up for grabs are the medium size wire-o and the hardcover journal which have both been reviewed on the blog I just mentioned. They look interesting, especially because they have… white lines. Get it? In any case, if you’re someone who enjoys trying out new papers, this giveaway sounds like it’s worth a shot.

You can enter by e-mail or by posting info about the contest on your blog. Make sure to check out Notebook Stories for specifics on how to enter as well as cutoff dates and times. Good luck!

Since I’m in school, I feel that this completely justifies me buying several different brands and styles of pens and notebooks. Notepaper. Notepads. Whatever you want to call them. I’ve used moleskines in the past, and got back into using them either last year or the year before. After checking out some other blogs of people that share the same interest, I’ve found Doane Paper and Rhodia.

My Doane Paper order came in last week, and included a 3-pack of the utility notebooks and 8.25″ x 11.75″ writing pads. The paper is unique in that it combines your regular lined paper with gridlines.

I haven’t received my Rhodia order yet, but if you’re looking for a place online that has them on special, try Dick Blick. They have some Rhodia paper products from 28% – 37% off the list price.

On a separate yet similar note, I’ve heard of iPods getting laser engraved, but notebooks? I wouldn’t mind getting this engraved Rhodia. No offense guys. It’s just cute.

So. This is my first post on my blog. I hope to post often, but I’m sure that won’t always be the case. When I do post, I’ll try to at least make it interesting 🙂



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