I was on the email list for testing the new Blackwing pencil, which will be brought to you from the folks who make one of the finest pencils in the world: the Palomino. [Also on Boing Boing.]
Wow. I ran this blog for a long time and never even held one of the originals. Now two would come in the mail, completely unexpectedly. I was ecstatic and thought, well, heck, I haven’t been in the pencil world in a long time. I miss this blog and pencils in general sometimes.
Over the last four years, I moved [back] to Baltimore, finished my PhD, served two years of AmeriCorps VISTA service, kept up my personal [foul-mouthed] blog and welcomed our adorable daughter into the world. I’ve also watched as a plethora of writing instrument blogs have proliferated with a small degree of jealousy — especially because some of them are really quite good.
So, who knows? Maybe I’ll catch the pencil bug again and re-launch this blog. Someone’s gotta compete with all the ink blogs out there (not compete; I kid).