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My favorite pens

Well, after my short post about writing now something about my favorite writing utensils. As my handwriting is pretty bad as previously written i prefer to use a fountain pen. Currently I’m very happy with my Montblanc Meisterstuck, probably because it’s the first fountain pen that has lasted longer than a few months. But I’ve also have to mention that this is the first fountain pen that has made it into my agenda as a to do item. Namely cleaning the pen with some water and refilling it. From the same Montblanc I’ve also have a ball pen which I regularly use and a rollerball which most of the time merily is used for signing documents.

Next to the Montblanc pen, I’ve also got a Waterman ballpen which I prefer above the Montblanc pen, just because it flows a lot easier over the paper I guess, but I’ve got to hide it from my wife because she also likes it a lot…

For pencils i just use what’s at hand, never bothered to complete the Montblanc set, I’ve got a rotring three colors and a pencil pen which I regularly use and some of these pental pencils most company’s have in house and are easily refilled. I prefer the 0.3 point instead of the somewhat bigger 0.5 points because they provide cleaner drawings. And that’s where I use them for primarily, making drawings and sketches of systems, and I tend to make a lot of drawings when discussing stuff with clients or when I’m just working to create a better understanding for myself.

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Handwriting

There’s something I have always had a problem with, and it concerns handwriting. I have never been able to write in such a manner that it is readable by anyone but myself (just like the notes most physicians hand you, which only they and the chemist seem able to read).

I’ve tried numerous times to improve it but to no avail, it’s just not readable. I take my time, write slowly, but when finished, it’s just not readable. On average that’s not really a problem, unless when i try to read my notes, sometimes i have just written way to fast and I loose precious time determining what I have written down. Luckily nowadays nobody expects something to be written other than postcards ;).

To force me to write slowly, I use a Mont Blanc Fountain pen which has improved my writing somewhat.  But currently I’m hardly asked to do anything in written, and that is why i forced myself to regularly start to write something once every while. In most cases I will then put it on this blog. The notebook i bought is a moleskine notebook, primarily because I like its distinguished black look, and it feels comfortably in my hands. It’s not as big as my average notebooks I use for notes when attending meetings.

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