Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)

This weekend, I met up with my former pen pal Cheetarah (@missthundercat on Instagram and Twitter) and her husband, Cris. We met them at a little tea and coffee shop (with excellent cheesecake) here in town. Obviously we both arrived with bags that were full of pens and inks. At some point while we were swapping pens to try out, the couple at the table next to us looked over incredulously, and the guy continued to stare. Probably in complete confusion.

It really didn't take long before we broke out the paper and pens. ... And inks.
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
This is Cheetarah's very cool Lamy Al-Vista Frankenpen! Eyedroppers are entirely more fun than anything else. 
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Cheetarah brought her Edison Nouveau Premiere and I brought along the Edison Menlo, one translucent, one insanely pearlescent... and they hung out side-by-side.
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Cheetarah brought her Delta Dolcevita in the middle, to compare it to the Mini, to figure out whether she had an Undersized or a Medium, or a Mini! It made for a cute family picture.
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
A Pilot Parallel 6.0 mm with the blindingly fun Noodler's Ink Dragon Catfish Green. SO FUN.
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
SWEETCOTTONCANDYGRAPES. This nib, pen, and ink combination......now I want the purple Lamy Studio. SIGH.
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
It's possible this was my favourite. It's hard to say though, because I really liked them all. 
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
This is a crazy cute notebook Cheetarah gave me! You'll get to see the adorable pages inside later!
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
I took some ink home. Le sigh!
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
Oh, and a nifty Lamy pen stand, which will come in very handy for reviews and pen p0rn!
Pen Pals: For The Love of Pens! (And Cheesecake)
All in all, a great time, talking about pens and ink, and smearing ink all over our hands - this literally happened. 

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8 comments:

Alain said...

Oi, we have the same modern maki-e. Unexpected xD

Alain said...

Looked before reading, maybe it's not yours :)

Miss Thundercat said...

Former penpal, but current friend, yes? Lol ;) It was SO MUCH FUN you guys!! I see more fun pentimes in the future :) xoxoxox

Miss Thundercat said...

Haha, yeah that beauty is mine ;)

klalaf said...

Hello Azizah, nice post! The Lamy Eyedropper is great, but i don't like the lamy section :( so no pen for me. Edison pens i one of my most favourite colors, the Menlo is gorgeous!
THe Delta Dolcevita family nice shoot ;) The ink pen match with the Lamy Studio with 14K is as you say perfect!

Jen said...

As long as you weren't smearing ink on other places in public, I'd say it sounds like a great day

Winnie Dolderer said...

Lots of fun pens and ink there! Sounds like a fun time was had by all! I enjoy pen pals so much, and hope someday to meet some of mine!

John V. Keogh said...

Now I need a shadow nib. But, just won this! Huzzah! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Platinum-Excellent-Bonita-Fountain-Pen-Purple-Metallic-Gold-Trim-585-FP-/261632280566

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