bidding adieu to pens

@opinder (423)
India
January 25, 2007 5:20am CST
how many of you myloters think that with increasing use of computer we have said goodbye to lovely pen and paper. i am one of those who love to write something and love to collect best of notepads and pens and pencils.
6 responses
@shelagh77 (3643)
5 Feb 07
Whilst most of my letters and writings are carried out on the word processor, I must confess I really, really like proper writing paper. I am really girly in my taste, I like thick, creamy or lilac paper, sometimes embossed with a single rose and sometimes with a little side pattern of violets and roses. Naturally there are matching envelopes :-) I should like to use a fountain pen but I have writing that is not terribly neat, so a biro looks much nicer. I don't collect paper as such, but I have notepaper commemorating the anniversary of a local college, and I have post cards which I bought when I was a child but could not bear to send as they were too pretty!
@opinder (423)
• India
5 Feb 07
you surely are in love with paper..lol!! i too have a couple of greeting cards i never sent because they were too pretty to give away. i'm really glad to know that there are people like me around.
@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
Oh yes! I do really enjoy collecting the nicer post cards. I also have some cards sent in the 1880's between my Grandfather who was in the Navy and his sister, and they are the lace trimmed real mccoy! What are the nicest cards you have?
@opinder (423)
• India
8 Feb 07
ther are not any dating back to such lon ago. i do hav most of what i have recieved till date. i sure woul like to see one of those lace trimmed though. :)can you upload a picture of them?
• United States
3 Feb 07
You've reminded me of something I tend to do. Collect TABLETS or JOURNALS! I love monkeys so I got all these "Yo Girl!" monkey ones from Wal*Mart. I got them ALL I think! I have like over 10 of them and NOT all are filled up. I constantly TRY to fill them up. I keep telling myself NO more tablets till you use the others up. I LOVE Lisa Frank ones and I have like all these little ones, I got all 12 $1.00 each. I got these other kind a bit bigger also Lisa Frank. I collected I think there were 12 of that too. They cost like $2.00 each. I DONT even use them all! I have pens too TONS AND TONS! I try to use them but sometimes its like huh? We just moved so I only recently found ALL my pens. And now I'm overwhelmed with all my stuff to write on. So now I gotta slow down and stop trying to buy tablets OR pens. I thought I was the only pen and tablet collector out there. I feel better thank you! I actually prefer computer to pen and paper but do use those as well :))I blog online but keep a real diary too. Its all good!
@opinder (423)
• India
5 Feb 07
LOL!! i can understand your situation very well. i have spent quite a lot of money on stuff i haven't really used as yet. i keep telling myself i'm not gonna buy any more until i'm through with the ones i already have. but there i am.....every time i see a beatutiful notebook or notepad.....i just buy it!!
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I collect notebooks, too. Although I very rarely write in them, because I very rarely handwrite due to Cerebral Palsy, my disability. I tend to choose notebooks based on liking the covers and such; I also tend to pick up a notebook if I'm on vacation to remember my trip.
@opinder (423)
• India
5 Feb 07
sorry to hear about your disability. but i'm haapy to know that you are a notebook collecter like me and others who have responded.
• United States
26 Jan 07
It depends on my mood...I vascillate between the two.
@opinder (423)
• India
29 Jan 07
pleased to hear that. that means in your case they are more or less equals.
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
25 Jan 07
even in the presence of modern technology, like chatting and emailing, i still put my brain, hand and pen to work. i write letters to my boyfriend who lives in another country and he writes letters for me, too. i find handwritten mails more personal and touching than just emails. i always have a pen and a paper on my desk. these are essential for me.
@opinder (423)
• India
25 Jan 07
i'm glad to know how you feel. i too love writing letters to my boyfriend who lives in another country. lol. quite a coincidence! and i prefer handwritten mails and greetings to emailed ones. happy writing!!
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
11 Feb 07
Though I am most of the times on computer but I have not bid adieu to pens, I still keep on writing and collect as many pen as I can.Even notepads and pencils I have a variety and use it as well.