We had fun watching “Toy Story 4” today. I felt the movie had a little bit of everything and was very entertaining. It also, as did “Endgame” which I (finally I daresay) watched last night, feel somewhat as an ending of a cycle.

The One with the new Pen – Part 3

And another fountain-pen had been added to my collection

I have been looking into a few more pens recently, and was looking for something that is somewhere between my Kaweco Student Soul and the Lamy Safari. I like both, but find the Safari sometimes a bit too scritch-scratch and would like to have something slightly larger than the Kaweco, but first of all I wanted to own a piston pen.

The TSWBI Eco series seemed to tick all the boxes, and since I couldn’t decide on a color I opted for the transparent one. Looking at samples I opted for the M-Nib, which is about the same as Kaweco F.

I have learned many things since I purchased the pen. As for example how much the paper-quality effects the width of the line. Depending on paper it is about the same width as the Kaweco, on others the line is much thicker. Very interesting and offers lots of room to experiment with paper and inks.

Generally though I think the M-Nib is too thick for me and an orange one with a F-Nib is already on the way.

Finished the audiobook of “Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth” by Frank Cottrell Boyce earlier today. It’s a fun story and the reading by Peter Capaldi in a scottish accent is amazing. It took me a while to get used to it, but I was quickly able to follow.

I just finished reading the audiobook of Stephen King’s “Bag Of Bones”, read by the author himself and enjoyed it a lot. I generally like how he manages to create his characters and fills them with life 📚.

Even though there is no shortage of ways to do so, I might actually use Feedbin’ newly added ability to Save Webpages to Read Later. It’s defacto almost the only place I read stuff from the web, and adding pages to check-out-later there might work for me and actually read them eventually.

It don’t why that is, but every time I get a tracking code for a delivery, it never seems to update. That’s almost worse than getting none at all.

The Case of the Full and Empty Notebook

and all I wanted was to improve my handwriting

The other day I wrote on the last page my Leuchtturm 1917 and with it filled my first ever journal. I filled 250 pages in two different fountain pens and altogether five different inks.

For me, that is quite the achievement and the me from the past would have thought things like this to be impossible. It turns out though, that present-me has fun writing with a fountain pen.

During this time I have learned a lot, and skimming through the pages it is fun to see how my handwriting has evolved over time. I’m not quite there yet, and try to improve and focus, but I’m getting there, wherever that there might be.

Also I have learned that I while I like the A5 format for my Bullet Journal/Task Management, I find the same format slightly too small, or narrow, for longform-ish content. Also the dot-grid size, while just right in my BuJo, is too small for me. When I’m writing on every other line the line is way to small for me and in return feels like a waste of space, when writing on every other. Problems, I know.

I looked a bit around and found in a local bookstore an inexpensive B5 sized and lined notebook, which I so far enjoy and which is surprisingly fountain pen friendly. It has less feathering and ghosting that the Leuchtturm in fact and comes at a fraction of the price. The paper might be a tad too yellow and is a bit less smooth, but that doesn’t bother me.

My previous journal was filled in a bit over two months, let’s see how long this one lasts.