Thursday, October 30, 2008


On my list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days, #34 is no new purchases of Sharpies for a year. I also included pens into this goal as well. I'm a writing utensil gal. The pen isle in an office supply store makes my heart beat faster, but the Sharpies...oh the Sharpies. The click top pens are my absolute favorite - no cap to lose and it only takes one hand. Grab, click and write.

I wrote on my list that I couldn't buy any Sharpies for a year, but as I recall I purchased a pack just a few days before I wrote that list. It was probably that purchase that made me realize that I had a problem that needed to be addressed. (I write addresses with Sharpies! hahaha)

Now one thing I've noticed the past 9 months is that I do indeed use my Sharpies and I've actually worn them out! I've used up almost every single of them that I've had in the house. The favorite colors ran out first of course, so I haven't had a purple Sharpie in a really long time. Black is gone and so is dark blue. The light blue one just gave up all ink last week as I was addressing envelopes for the Birthday Giveaway gifts. I think I'm down to brown and silver in the regular Sharpies and I may have a few in the ultra thin (non clicker) variety. I think I'm going to make it with just enough ink until my January 21st, 2009 date.

My Christmas Card envelopes will have to be written with something else though - no way the Sharpies would make it. I'd run out of ink half way through.

I really like to send out Christmas cards, but I'll leave that for another day.

I haven't updated my 101 Things list in awhile I see. I'll start talking about that list a little more in the next few weeks. If you'd like to see my list, click here. My updates are all labeled 101 Things To Do.

Have a great week!


"J" said...

I also like markers! I think your b-day card was wrote with markers or highlighters!!! lol =)

I'm a color kind of gal!!!! =)

gingela5 said...

I love markers AND especially PENS--my favorite are prescription pens. There's nothing better than a good pen.

Tiffany T said...

Ooooo Sharpies! I love them. I feel this irrational irritation towards my children when they open the miscellaneous drawer for something else, but I accuse them of trying to get to my Sharpies! I've moved the markers since then. My name is Tiffany, and I'm a Sharpie Addict.