Once upon a time, a long while ago, I worked in a law office. The office manager (who was also the spouse of one of the lawyers) forbade anyone to use blue-ink pens. No pens other than black pens were allowed. (Think Joan Crawford “no wire hangers EVAH!!”) When I left there, for years after I was scarred and had a phobia about black-ink pens.
One of the things I love about doing contract work and working out of my home office is the fact that no one cares what colour ink I use in my notes and files. Thanks to Mariko a few years ago, I found out about Jet Pens.
If I want to use a lime green-ink pen and mark a page with a FunTab sticky bunny, no one can tell me I can’t! I also got a couple of graph-ruled notebooks and those
high mildliners are awesome. Subtle and not so bold and fluorescent as regular highlighters. Jet Pens has some awesome goods for sale. I’ve always loved office supplies and stationery stores.
I noticed the other day that the body shop did a really poor job matching the paint on Ava’s driver’s side. The passenger side is completely brindled, leg, flank up in the tuck, hip. But:
It’s like they went out for coffee or lunch mid-paint job and forgot to finish when they came back! Or else somebody leaned up against the wet brindle paint and it rubbed off. (It is a really pretty, deep fawny orange, that plain patch!)