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Stella Commute does: Now, I can go to Staples any time I want and because I have a reasonable amount of disposable income, I can select the office supplies that make my heart sing. Color coded folders and matching labels? Done! Post-Its in various configurations? Check! […]

Stella Commute does:

Now, I can go to Staples any time I want and because I have a reasonable amount of disposable income, I can select the office supplies that make my heart sing. Color coded folders and matching labels? Done! Post-Its in various configurations? Check! Sharpies, Sharpies, Sharpies! And my latest addition: plastic-coated paper clips that make every grouping of papers hum with vibrant togetherness. Yes!

purple penI stopped at OfficeMax today to have new business cards printed and found myself drawn magnetically towards the pen section. I cannot resist trying new pens!

I bought a two-pack of Pentel EnerGel 0.7mm ballpoint retractable gel pens with purple ink. Oooooo, they write so smoothly… with such violet-purpleness… ahhhhh…

Are you addicted to office supplies? Which ones drive you wild? We promise we won’t tell…

  1. My favorite “office supply” is my retractible fountain pen. It has a fine gold nib, retracts, and is really awesome. It’s the namiki vanishing point pen, I’m sure google will tell you all about it.

    Why do I like it? I like the size and weight, and the fineness of the lines. I also think fountain pens are an elegant representation of what it means to be human. The combination of all human-specific traits no other animal has in combination: Fine motor skills, abstract thought, and the written language.

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  2. Oh my god. I want one of those pens. NOW. I think I’m starting to get the shakes.

    I have the same sickness. I actually have 2 binders and separators for both in one of my kitchen cabinets, waiting for the day I actually organize all of the recipes I’ve printed out. I couldn’t resist them!

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  3. I’m a cheapskate… Staples & Office Max have great stuff, but Wal-Mart is less expensive. I’m into the Wal-Mart gel pens (their G2 knockoffs at 96 cents for two) and plastic crates and tubs…

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  4. Ooooooh, this is office supply pr0n! did they have the pens in .5mm? I don’t like the thick lines but purple is the only color pen I use.

    I don’t get out of office supply stores easily. My spouse has had to lead an intervention to remove me before I spend the annual budget in one visit. Mmmmmm.

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  5. I knew I couldn’t be the only one – pilot g2 and g2 mini, i buy them almost as often as i buy coffee…

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  6. Wow I thought I was the only one with that weird craving to go visit the office store.

    My favourites:

    – Moleskine Notebooks
    – Letter Sized Mead Folio Notebook

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  7. My two shopping fetishes: Office Supplies and Books. Unfortunately for me, the local Staples is adjacent to the local Barnes & Noble.

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  8. For me its gotta be the Pilot Vpen disposable fountain pen. Every conventional fountain pen I’ve had has leaked at some time or another, these babies never do!

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  9. For me it’s pens and books as well, just like Angela. I used to try every pen there was. Now that I’ve discovered the Uniball Jetstream (in capped and clicker) and the Uniball 207 pen (it’s the one that keeps your checks from being pirated because the ink won’t wash off the check) I just buy lots of the same pen. I do like unique pens (ones shaped like hearts or stars) and multifunction pens (it’s a flash light, it’s a pen, it’s a laser pointer, no – it’s super pen).

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  10. Thanks for the shout out, WWD! I knew there were more pen, paper, and office supply fetishists in the world. I think the Levenger catalog should come in a plain brown wrapper, my interest in pens and lovely papers is that prurient.

    After reading these comments, I think I need to go pen shopping…NOW!

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