A Happy Peach

Things that make my heart smile…


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Losing the Art of Script…

This is sort of an addendum to the previous post, In Search of…A Pen…, in a way. I heard recently that we type and text so much that we cursive and handwriting on paper may be going the way of the dinosaur. This does not make me happy. I know that some things become archaic in nature, but being able to handwrite seems a touch much, does it not? My argument is that we should not just abandon it because we type so much. I like seeing handwritten notes, it’s personal, it makes me think of the person. Maybe they don’t have what we normally would call the best handwriting, but the effort that they put into writing it by hand is nice. It’s a sort of human connection.

Now I am quite guilty of spending too much time in front of a computer, an unfortunate occupational hazard for techies, but I have decided to make more of an effort to spend less time in front of a computer and more time doing human and natural things. In this respect I have got to reshuffle and change a lot of my life. But this project is one worth doing, because in the long run I think I will be happy with the results. So more living less zoning out in front of monitor. Wish me luck friends. 🙂


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In Search of….a Pen…

One thing about me is that I love color. Silly woman that I am, pops of color brighten my mood and bring a smile to my face. I am also enamored with the idea of having a sketch book at hand to jot down ones ideas/thoughts. I have taken to having a few notebooks around for various themes. I have one for seemingly random thoughts, one which I use to storyboard program design concepts, and another for jotting down notes on programming language. Those three I purchased from Target (or Tar-jay, because it’s just that fun of a place to go to) for cheap. But last week while needlessly shopping on J. Crew’s website I found a pink sketchbook which had the print title of Shopaholics I met and liked. I thought, “yes, yes I would like to have that.” Free shipping on all items were offered and I indulged in buying it. I received it today and thought, now I need a pen befitting this sketchbooks cuteness.

 

Sketchbook for occasional flights of fancy....

Now I thought this should be carried for various sketches and notes on flights of fancy. Yes, indeed one needs to take note of their flights of fancy. So now I not sure what type of pen to get. I thought Mont Blanc or Parker or one of those other tried and true fancy pants pens, but maybe not, maybe this calls for a small tin of crayons or some colorful gem of a pen. I think I may be giving this too much thought, but it tickles me to do so. Anyone have any pen suggestions?