I was ordering another bottle of the Pen Addict orange and decided to throw in a pack of the Write Notepads he had in The Pen Addict Shop.
Write notepads have been on my list of stuff to check out for a very long time. But I've never pulled the trigger because they're mostly available on their own store, so it takes more of an effort to order it than all the stuff in stock at JetPens and similar.
I like these notebooks. The paper is awesome, and they have a very high quality feel. They're also a lot thicker than the typical Field Notes format. Not sure how I like that yet.
But if I can get behind the new thiccness I’ll probably start using them as my new go to for pocket notebooks.
The standard size for a pack of pencils these days is a box of 12. You can get some as singles but that is a surprisingly small section of the market.
At the time of writing I have over 50 pencils I haven't started using yet. Most likely closer to 60. I'll guess this is like 2-3 years of pencils at my current pace.
In the same way I'd love to see smaller bottles of ink, I'd also love to see smaller boxes of pencils, like 4 or 6 instead of 12 as a industry standard. Would be great for everyone that love to try things out but don't want to build up a huge collection of pencils.
Back in the early days I used Hobonichi Techo's for a couple of years. I think it was 2015 and 2016, if I remember correctly.
Then midway into the second one I gave up on them. Mostly because the dry time was a struggle. And that the format didn't really do anything for me.
When I look back at it I probably was doing some bullet journal like thingy without knowing it.
These days I have been considering them again. Not the techo, but the A5 cousin.
How the fuck did I end up here?
Up until my recent switch in my nib preferences all of my or most of my pens was wet broads.
Long story short: I'm going on a plan in August and decided to see if I could find a decent gel pen at a local store with a finer nib to bring with me. And the only thing I could find at the one larger store I went to was this one.
The really fucked up thing is that I really like it. It is kind of funny because the last time I tried this pen I hated it so much that I threw it in a bin within 10 minutes of buying it. So I guess I'm going to order a bunch of finer point gel ink pens from JetPens soon.
Travelers notebooks is this awesome covers with all kinds of cool accessories and stuff to fill them with. They come in two formats, one that is like a skinny A5 and one that is kind of like Field Notes.
I used to use them for a long time as my go to notebook for everything. I used to fill them with one lined notebook for writing, one dotted for managing tasks and such. I used to like it a lot. It was very compact and awesome.
As I discovered local stores in Norway that let me order Leuchtturm1917 notebooks, but not Travelers refills I slowly moved away from the system.
The standard one can fit up to three refills.
There are also tons of third party covers that can do more. Plus a lot of accessories to make it your own.
I'm seriously considering moving a bunch of my stuff back over to this system.