Saturday, May 10, 2014

Another Saturday Evening Post


If I could I would scan and print and mail you the article, "Fountain of Love" in its exquisite entirety, but if I did, chances are good that I'd be breaking the rules of creative etiquette. So I won't.


I'll share some of the poor quality photos I took instead. They're from Issue 3 of FLOW Magazine. Stop that! Don't stick your finger down your throat because you're sick of me telling you about the magazines. I am fond of fountain pens. I've been that way since first grade. All the teachers used them and I promised myself I would have one of my own some day. Well, the ball point pen put an end to the dream. But only for several decades. And I have a lovely collection of pens that I prefer over every other writing instrument.


Apologies for the poor quality. It's bound to improve very soon. I promise. Did you know the cap should be placed on the end of the fountain pen while writing? Yes, it's true. "This prevents losing the cap, but more important, it ensures the pen is in balance and lies perfectly in the hand. Another good reason: If you drop the pen, the cap end is heavier and the pen won't fall on its nib." Well, imagine that. There's more: Remove a snap-on cap very carefully as there is air inside, and if you pull the cap off too quickly, suction will draw ink out of the nib (splashes and blobs!). Who knew? I thought the nib was damaged.

Asthma has me pinned to the bed. Stay tuned for more. Soon.



6 comments:

  1. I cannot find FLOW magazine anywhere in SF -- we have NO chain bookstores -- can you believe it? We have a few independent bookstores with no big magazine sections. BooHoo
    PS Hope you feel better soon

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    1. Wow. That's hard to swallow. I just imagine several people having some serious fun with that Book and you are one of them. No, I cannot believe SF does not carry FLOW. Y'all seem more sophisticated than us. :)

      Do you think a book seller would order copies for you? The other copy sold the day after I bought my copy. I'm going to weigh the thing just to satisfy my curiosity. It's heavier than a pulpit Bible! And costs $25. But you get 300 pages of fun. The magazine is $22.50. Go figure, huh? It's printed in Holland. :( :) I'll check B&N's magazine racks tomorrow.

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    2. It can be ordered direct from them on-line.

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    3. True, and thanks, but we don't want to wait. :D It costs 16.90 Euros for a back issue. I know 'cause I ordered Issue 2. I don't mind waiting for it but I was at B&N again today, and left empty-handed.

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  2. Sorry about the asthma. "If you drop the pen, the cap end is heavier and the pen won't fall on its nib". I always wondered why my pens landed nib down, I thought it was just Sod's Law - now I know!

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    1. Thank you. The new camera straps have a gross chemical smell that I'm allergic to. I swapped the Olympus strap for turquoise shoe laces. No way will I wait for leather neck straps. :)

      I remember Sod's Law. (It sounds hurtful--unlike Murphy's Law, but I tend to think of "sod off" the few times I've read the expression in books. Now I wish I'd Googled "Who is Sod" before commenting.

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