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20 March 2005 @ 11:08 am
some random sunday morning things  
x. what is the deal with moleskins? moleskin journals, i mean. people rave about them over at jr__nal, but i don't get it. i saw them in border's yesterday and can't understand the excitement. is there something ultra special about them that i just don't get? (okay, i like how thin they are. and they sort of have a nice feel to them. and i did consider buying one, just to find out for myself what the hype is. but i can't justify spending $ 25 for a set of 3 blank notebooks... when i could probably make something like it myself. so i'm curious if there really is a reason they're meant to be so great)

x. i did, however, buy some absolutely fabulous pens yesterday from eckersleys, and sparkleoflife understands my excitement, which she is why she is one of my best friends, really (i can imagine trying to explain to people at work my excitement about these pens! haha... not). they are so beautifully smooth and better quality than the expensive Uniball pens i would occasionally splurge on, and they were so much cheap too! (if anyone's curious, it's these - i was drawn to the colours, and then to the price!) okay, enough sounding like a dork.

x. the guy who hosts video hits is an idiot. yay for australian idol wannabes (ugh).

x. strangely enough for a sunday, i don't feel very crafty. i'm going to finish writing letters today (or even start some, heh), send packages, go to the library and return all my overdue candle & soap books (i'll reborrow them soon enough, they've already been renewed 3 times!). i need to wash my car and it's not hot enough today to blame the sun for not doing so, like i have done for the last few weeks. i listed something on ebay to sell and now i need to find more things to sell because it's always (usually) worth it in the end. things aren't very exciting over here but that's okay, you know? i don't live my life for anyone else anymore.

Rosemary Travalepiratecore on March 20th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
I've been wondering the same thing about those journals, but everyone I talk to that has one says the paper is awesome so it stands up to quick ink washes and watercolour paintings on the go. They rave about them. I'm thinking about getting one just to try it out and see what the deal is.
wingsunfurl on March 20th, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
Those journals look coool. & those are very nice pens. O:
drink meroseinyrteeth on March 20th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
i used a moleskin for awhile - it's easy to write in and i like the paper, but i'm not quite sure why they're so famously popular.

ooh, those pens look awesome. i have a fine-line, fancy-colored pen fascination, so i totally understand your excitement :-)
Riedameelysia on March 20th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
Ooo, thanks for the pen tip...I'd been in love with my Marvy LePen, after calling short my 5-year lover affair with Microns(they make em crappy, now.), and these look worthy of a try...
Jen Renee ♥_fiveanddime on March 20th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
you already know how i feel about those journals...it makes me wonder if some of those people in that community have ever looked at any other company. there are some nicer journals out there.

one more thing: i admire how creative and crafty you are everyday. it seems like you're always doing something fun & i love that :)
winterswitchery on March 20th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh god, I can hardly describe the joy when I buy a new set of lovely pens and a fresh notebook.
dangerous & sad-hearted blonde: dance and twirl!emmica on March 20th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
i use moleskines and i don't get the hype really, perhaps it has to do with everyone hyping brands these days. i have to say, they're just what i need (the pocket in the back and small enough so i can slip them with me everywhere) but they're not the greatest. it's probably the brand they're out after, so they can be cool or something. bleh.

& ooooh, shiny pen!
petracollarbone on March 20th, 2005 10:27 am (UTC)
Nice looking pens, I want :)
jennie.: packed it up and didn't look backluminously on March 20th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
well...the moleskine is the journal that van gogh, hemingway, and many other famous artists/writers chose to use. it's the reputation, the background. ( fun fact= it's in the movie amelie when she crosses off names in her list.)

i have a pocket-sized moleskine, unlined). it's just small and the quality is nice and the accordian folder at the back is sweet. just a little place to put beautiful things.

eleanor janephotogirl on March 21st, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)

Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway & lots of other famous artsy & intellectual types used to use them. I have one because it reminds me of a little notebook my father has always had. It's full of random words & numbers & he staples odd charts & diagrams in there. I have no idea what it means but I love the mystery :) I also love the off white pages & the narrow lines.
eleanor janephotogirl on March 21st, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)

Whoops... ignore that naughty little apostrophy!
It just sort of slipped in!