The good folks at Palomino released a new limited edition Blackwing pencil. Thus, it’s time for a new post at Pens ‘n’ Coffee for you awesome ones. Here is my video unboxing the Blackwing Volumes #205 March 2017 limited edition.
I, somehow, received the limited edition Palomino Blackwing #530 pencil without having heard anything about it.
I didn’t know it was called the 530. I didn’t know the color. I didn’t know the theme. Sooo, I had to open it. And share the opening with you.
Happy November! I hope you had a great Fountain Pen Day and will enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving.
I have far too many pens inked this month. I so enjoyed last month’s selection of fall pens and inks that I decided to expand this month to include even more orange, browns, and reds. I’m loving fall!
Inked this Month
Blackwing 344 Pencil [ Pencils.com ]
Coffee of the Month
If you’re not sick of all things pumpkin spice, grab another Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can get one at almost any coffee shop. Otherwise, Starbucks has their holiday drinks available. Peppermint Mocha – YUM!
Book of the Month
My copy just arrived. I’m excited to dig in.
Let’s Go Shopping
The perfect ink for election day.
A planner on Kickstarter that attempts to bridge the analog / digital divide.
Really enjoying my Edison Nouveau Premiere Autumn Embers Fall 2016 Seasonal Edition fountain pen.
A good deal for some shiny ink. I might use some in my Christmas cards.
A great new Christmas themed limited edition Retro 1951 pen. Mine is on the way.
How about a Filofax for 2017?
T-Shirt of the Month
Choose your own adventure this month.
Paper: Field Notes Byline
Coffee: As much as possible for the next 4 years!
It’s election day in the United States. What an unbelievable election cycle it’s been! In honor of the day, I’m working with my illegal election fraud pencil.
In 2014, I discovered a pencil in my voting booth encouraging me to vote for a certain candidate for sheriff. Since it is illegal to campaign within polling places, and not wanting to be complicit in election fraud, I removed the illegal pencil and added it to my collection.
Today is the 1st Friday in November. That means it’s Fountain Pen Day!
From the Fountain Pen Day Website:
Taking place on the first Friday in November each year, Fountain Pen Day is celebrated by enthusiasts worldwide as a time to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens.
I’ve had a busy, busy day. I had planned on wearing my Fountain Pen Day T-shirt all day and writing a lot of thank you notes with my favorite pens, inks, and paper. That’s a great way to celebrate! Instead, I spent the day at the hospital, praying with a dear lady on the day of her passing. As a pastor, I find it a great privilege that families invite me into these moments.
Now that the day is nearly over, I will finally slip into my Fountain Pen Day T-shirt, ink a couple of pens with new inks, browse the big fountain pen day sales for a bit, and enjoy some quiet time with my family.
That’s worth celebrating everyday.
Happy Fountain Pen Day!
Pencil: Black and Orange!
Paper: Field Notes Byline
Coffee: Starbucks Verona
Happy Halloween, Awesome Ones!
Here’s a selection of black and orange pencils to celebrate the day.
I hope one of your neighbors is the kind who gives out pencils instead of candy. If so, be sure to send them a thank you note!
It was a great surprise this weekend to open Refill, the weekly pen addict members newsletter. Brad gave a nice shout out to my Chicago Cubs carry post.
Thanks, Brad, for your continual support of the little guys in the pens blogosphere. You always treat us as community members and not competition. If you are not a Pen Addict member yet, go sign up now!
I’m celebrating the Chicago Cubs return to the NLCS by adding some Cubs themed tools to my October carry.
- Jinhao 159 Chicago Cubs Edition (requires buying a blue and a red 159) with Namiki blue ink.
- Chicago Cubs Souvenir Pencil
- Wrigley Building Bullet Pencil
I’ll be using these often until the cubs win their first World Series since 1908. Or until their season ends. Again.