Cw: mental health shiz. This is going to be depressing. Comes with the subject matter I'm afraid. The How I Met My Psychiatrist genre of anecdotes isn't the most chirpy of all dinner party stories. I am what I might call an intermittently crazy person. You, on the other hand, should not call me this. … Continue reading A gift for a man I shouldn’t know
Waterman can often sink off the radar in pen nerd circles. They're there, everyone's heard of them, but they can be treated as a bit stale. This is probably because everyone's heard of them, and pen nerds can be a teeeeeeny bit hipster at times: Have you seen the latest Kickstarter for a tactical survival … Continue reading Two Watermen of Verona
I should explain that title shouldn't I. Back a decade ago when I was first diagnosed with ASD, (well actually with Asperger's, which was a thing then but isn't anymore) I spent some time on an ASD message board* trying to figure out what any of it meant. There was a thread about shitty things … Continue reading No imagination, no concept of sarcasm and no sense of humour
I have noticed that whenever someone says "I'm just saying what everyone else was thinking" there is a 100% watertight guarantee that I was not thinking that thing. I have probably never thought that thing. There is probably something very wrong with the person who thinks that thing. See also: "I tell it like it … Continue reading Who’s awesome? You’re awesome!
Dear Gardeners' Question Time, I'm holed up at Gladstone's Library, which is a residential library in the tiny little village of Hawarden, North Wales. I'm here to work on my novel and relax a bit and OMG THIS PLACE IS BRILLIANT. I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO ANYONE USING MY FACE FOR TWO DAYS, EXCEPT TO ORDER … Continue reading Looking at our mailbag I see that it’s overflowing with this blog post from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales. She writes:
OK I've spent a lot of time recently drivelling on about myself. I'm going to stop that for a bit and talk about pen stuff. If you're here for neuroanatomy I don't think it's going to creep into this post but WHO KNOWS? Fountain pen ink comes in an astounding variety of colours and different … Continue reading The White Stuff
"That's nothing to be ashamed of," Major Major counselled him kindly. "We're all afraid." "I'm not ashamed," Yossarian said. "I'm just afraid." - Joseph Heller, Catch 22 OK this does have ink in it. It also has a lot of other stuff in it so if you're here for the ink and pens and nothing … Continue reading “I’m afraid.”