My favorite pen in the whole world:
The VBall Grip (Extra Fine) by Pilot
Yes, at first glance, you might think "well, that is a funny thing to be so passionate about," but let me assure you... I am VERY serious about this. I might even go so far as to say that this is one of the products I am most passionate about in my life. In fact, aside from Diet Coke (which, even that has been known to be substituted with Diet Dr. Pepper from time to time), I don't think I am more loyal to any one product in the world.
My love affair with the Vball Grip Extra Fine began my first year of teaching (2007ish). In a mad dash around Staples buying
everything in sight all the supplies I needed for the start of the school year, I picked up a three pack of these pens. And, I'm being 100% sincere, there was NO going back.
I have not bought another type of pen in almost six years. I have these ALL over my house, my purse, and my classroom. (My students even know not to borrow them because I am obsessed, and if I see one of them writing with the same type, I will immediately question whether or not it was stolen from me.) Honest to goodness, I literally cringe when I find myself in the rare situation that requires me to write with another pen. Just yesterday, in fact, I caught myself reaching into my purse for my own pen to sign-in at the dentist's office. (And, yes, in case you are wondering, as I'm writing this, I'm realizing how crazy I must sound, Hopefully there are at least one of two other crazies out there that will appreciate this.)
So, there you have it. My favorite thing: The Vball Grip (Extra Fine) pen by Pilot. It will change your life.
At over $8.00 for a pack of three, they are not cheap. BUT, I promise you, they are worth it. So far, I know I have converted my sister, my former co-teacher, and several students at least, but probably many many more.
|Snapped this shot of the pens on my school desk with my phone. Just photographic proof of my obsession.|
Are you convinced yet? If you're ready to take the plunge, you can order them online at Amazon or Pilot.com. In Roanoke, I have only been able to find them at Staples - and, trust me, I have searched. They come in red, blue, and green too (all of which I use for grading papers sometimes - see above); but, I really just prefer black. Also, and this is important, you must be sure to get the EXTRA FINE variety; I have tried the others and they just do not compare.
Finally, if and when you DO try these, will you shoot me an email and tell me how much you love them? I will be so proud!
Jeff, Ineedlotsoftheseinmystockingthisyear. (How's that for subliminal messaging?)
Ok, that's all. Off to browse other favorite things to see if anyone else is as crazy as me! Happy Friday!
Oh, and, just to clarify... Pilot and Staples have no idea I'm writing this post. I've received NO form of compensation at all; but, I'd gladly become their product ambassador if they asked! :)