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Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationery, Office Supplies
« on: July 03, 2019, 01:14:13 AM »
Do you drool in the office supply store? Do you seek out stationery stores every time you travel?

What is your unnatural love in the office supply/stationery store category? Give us all the juicy details.



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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 05:01:52 AM »
Hello, my name is PM and I have strategic stockpiles of sticky notes.  I have recently branched out into dry erase static notes to change my office wall into a color-coded calendar.
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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 05:03:35 AM »
Hello, my name is A.  I have an inordinate fondness for binder clips.  They keep my hands busy (interthreaduality).  I cannot part with them.

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 06:40:23 AM »
Hello, my name is PM and I have strategic stockpiles of sticky notes.  I have recently branched out into dry erase static notes to change my office wall into a color-coded calendar.

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 06:58:16 AM »
Facebook sends me ads for planners I don't need but desperately want. Has anyone even gotten one of them? Ink & Volt? Hobonichi? Drool....

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 08:14:53 AM »
Hello, my name is A.  I have an inordinate fondness for binder clips.  They keep my hands busy (interthreaduality).  I cannot part with them.

Yes, the small ones are great for holding 25 to 30 one-page quizzes together.

My wife says to tell you about her, as she has to order her stationery from England.  Baselton Bond, I think.
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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 08:20:57 AM »
Yayyy! This one again!

Fountain pens. Just fountain pens.

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 10:27:17 AM »
Small to medium notebooks of heavy stock paper. I can't resist them.
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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 10:31:44 AM »
I love my Levenger writing pads. Great paper, heavy duty, pleasure to write on.
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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 11:02:05 AM »
Ooh - and my quad-ruled spiral bound notebooks. Hard to find outside of back-to-school season.

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2019, 12:01:05 PM »
Yayyy! This one again!

Fountain pens. Just fountain pens.

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 12:03:52 PM »
A good goose quill, well-pointed, and a strong brown ironweed/alum ink are all anyone really needs in life.

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2019, 12:11:09 PM »
A good goose quill, well-pointed, and a strong brown ironweed/alum ink are all anyone really needs in life.

Honestly!!

M.

I've found that quills are better suited for broad-nib work. For proper pointed pen work you really need a steel nib. The goose quills, no matter how well seasoned, can't hold a point.

As for ink, my go-to preference is walnut.

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2019, 12:15:29 PM »
Perhaps, but my supplier, Mr. Holbrook, is out of steel nibs at the moment, and I refuse to patronize that Anglican Tory, Mr. Price....

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Re: Unnatural Love: Pens, Stationary, Office Supplies
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2019, 12:27:59 PM »
Perhaps, but my supplier, Mr. Holbrook, is out of steel nibs at the moment, and I refuse to patronize that Anglican Tory, Mr. Price....

M.

I would not dream of asking you to compromise your principles. Perhaps this resource can suggest to you a different supplier.