First and foremost: This is SOOOO not any sort of sponsored post. This is just me, being a huge dork who loves pens and pencils and knows many of you are the same. Please do not think less of me because I’m writing an entire entry about a new pencil.
We finally did it! Went out and hunted down some of the rumored Sharpie Liquid Pencils that were just released. E and I were pumped as he inherited his Mother’s obsession with writing utensils.
They had a demo station at Staples so I was able to try out the pen before I bought it, and I was immediately disappointed. I was expecting some sort of revolutionary technology that allowed the magicians at Sharpie to liquify graphite to be dispensed JUST LIKE A SHARPIE MARKER.
I know – you all are thinking that’s impossible. I should have known I’d be disappointed. Alas – it wrote just like the erasable ballpoint pens do.
Since I’ve never really liked the way ballpoint pens write, this was a bit depressing. However, it did erase a little better.
But still, less than I was expecting. And yes – I’m totally aware that dedicating an entire blog entry about my disappointment over the way a pencil writes? Makes me officially the biggest dork on the planet. But I feel it is my duty to my fellow pen-lovers to report my review honestly.
But since many of you on twitter admitted you couldn’t find them in your stores yet, I’m still hosting a giveaway. Because while I may not be impressed, YOU may be. I have three packs to give away. Just give me a random comment about writing utensils or office supplies and I’ll enter your name in a drawing. US ONLY PLEASE. I don’t want to spend more on shipping than I did on the pens. I’ll close the comments when I wake up in the morning and do the drawing this weekend.
So…tell me about YOUR favorite office supply. Or pen. Or pencil.