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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Random Japanese sentence: 今すぐ大金をつかみたい亡者がうようよしている。 Greedy cats are out for a fast buck.