Monday, February 23, 2009

500 Pens!

How does someone accumulate so many pens? (And to be fair, that includes assorted #1 pencils -- as in: #1 Teacher, #1 Kid, #1 Valentine, #1 6th grader, #1 soccer player, you get the picture.) I think I started my unintentional collection in 1973 since I found a faded ballpoint pen that says "Albright and Price" on it. That was my dad's graphic design firm way back then. It barely works, but I'm keeping it for nostalgia.

So on Saturday morning I spent about an hour and a half cleaning them out, scribbling on all these sheets of paper. I'm not one to keep things forever, but 500 pens do not take up that much space.
I was oddly exhausted after doing all of that. I rewarded myself with a cup of tea and a nice rest on the couch.


Blogger pjd said...

And today you'll go through the pile of post-it note pads we've amassed, followed by a cup of tea and a nice rest on the couch, right? ;-)


12:58 PM  
Blogger bluesugarpoet said...

Pens and post it notes? Hmmm...might you be hiding an odd collection of can openers somewhere as well? (btw, the last time i visited my parents i noticed that their collection of can openers grew *again*...)

9:17 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I do have some strange can openers that no one knows how to use. They are the kind that leave no jagged edges. But no one Peter has ever been able to figure it out.

9:26 PM  

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