Fountain pen

I have a new fountain pen, and all is right with the world. It's a Waterman Harmonie with a beautiful red body, some heft, and a fine tip. It's a joy to write with.

I shopped at both Laywine's near Bay Street and Sears in Eaton Centre before settling on this pen. The sales staff at both stores were absolutely wonderful, zeroing on the pens that might fit me. They even joked about trying out the really expensive Mont Blanc pens ("And if you look over here we have a really comfortable pen for around $725") while helping me find a converter-based pen within my price range. The sales clerk who pointed me to the perfect pen also warned me that pens can be an addictive habit: "... then you see another pretty one and you just have to have it, and before you know it, you're buying a case to protect and display the pens..."

It's a lot more expensive than the things I'd usually buy (I bought a $3 plastic tripod from Active Surplus today! =) ), but there's just something about having a good pen...

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