I am still a heavy and devoted use of pens, pencils, and writing items. I continue to have drawers full of the same in my “office,” a corner of our master bedroom hosted by our 5 cats. (In reality, the room is only 10 x 12; in my mind it is a large open-concept space like one found on HGTV.) I order imprinted pens featuring my TOO MANY CATS business name by the box-full to hand out to unsuspecting souls. In its most recent reincarnation, the Jennifer Jenson pen can double as a stylus for use with Android and iPhone devices. That way, I can transition smoothly from my Android to the written, penned word without a glitch, which I do at the drop of a hat .
I am honestly not sure what I would do i f all of my technology went away. I would certainly feel crippled. I have gone from a writer who could only journal with pen and ink to a writer whose preferred medium is an online journal because it is always with me in an unobtrusive sort of way. Anyone watching me would just think that I am making a phone call and don’t dial too well; in that same space of time, I have created a blog entry or at least a shopping list.
Prior to my total conversion to online writing, I used to carry small notebooks in the waist pouch I wear in the wheelchair. It is a handy place to carry stuff and I always have some project that I can whip out anywhere, at a moment’s notice. The result of that transitional phase of small notebooks is that in addition to hundreds of barely-working pens in my drawers, I have a multitude of half-used notepads to keep the pens company. Once in awhile, I drag one of the little pads out to carry around. I usually end up storing it back in one of the drawers for later use.
So, why do I persist in ordering pens to write with when the majority of their use is devoted to being a stylus? It is because I just LIKE pens. I like to have new ones. I like to see my name on the pens. And, I like to give them away so that I can order more….I’d better hope that my TOO MANY CATS inspire me to write great content to pay for all of our pens!