The Stylo Pen is an interesting take on a classic nib. I saw a website promoting the Stylo as a Pentel sketching fountain pen (don’t get me wrong, it is) so I ordered one. Upon it arriving and me uncapping it I saw the nib and thought, what the heck is that?! To try and describe it as best as possible it’s a small flat triangle with a cylindrical ridge going from base to tip. Sounds weird right? Looks weird. The rest of it is a smooth brown barrel with a cap and metal clip. No design and no grip. Before I put pen to paper I have to admit I was skeptical. Would Pentel fail me for the first time?
In our last post we talked about ways to recycle. In this post I’d like to give you tips on sustainability or reusing items to create less waste in our earth. 1.Look for items that are made from recycled material. Pentel’s RecycologyTM products have a minimum of 50% and up to 100% recycled materials by weight. 2.Look for items that are refillable or reusable. This can include reusing grocery bags or using refillable pens, markers, and highlighters from Pentel’s Recycology line. Keep the plastic barrel and replace the cartridge!
April 22 is Earth Day so I thought I’d lead up to that day with some recycle tips. This is Part 1 of a 2-Part post on being eco-friendly. The whole family can be involved in recycling. Think of how much we can keep out of our landfills if we all do a little bit. Here are the first five tips for recycling: 1. Sort items on a daily basis. Get the whole family involved! Keep a separate trashcan in your kitchen or other handy place for recyclable items. 2. Recycle junk mail or reuse it as scratch paper. Did you know that you can take your name off mailing lists? If you don’t like the waste that these advertisements create go to...
The school librarian was always there to help us find those obscure references that we needed to finish a term paper or project. We could always count on the librarian to tell us Shhhh! when we got excited about a topic and were louder than is expected in a library. These are some of my memories of the school librarian. What are yours? The beginning of April is the time to appreciate the school librarian. You can show your appreciation in a variety of ways including:
“I always lose my pens”….. “Who took my pen?”. “Where the heck did my pen go?”….common sentences heard throughout offices everywhere. It might have even happened to you this week. So HOW do we get this to stop? Should we sign up for pen insurance? Nah. A good word of advice that I once heard is to invest in a GOOD pen. Not the inexpensive ones that are bought in bulk, but a nice (at least medium priced pen). Why you ask? Well, economically priced pens, often bulk-purchased pens, are very much like common property around the office…they have a tendency to just walk off. They make their rounds going from person to person and might even eventually end up back at your desk in a few months or so. But a true quality pen, like the EnerGel Alloy RT is striking in appearance and gives off the feeling of “hands off!