Sunday, January 18, 2009

Coming to America

I have a pen fetish. I admit it. I'm not alone. I even got my daughter hooked!

Several years ago, when Katie was teaching in Thailand, her roommate bought her a set of Stabilo pens for Christmas. She loved them. I loved them.

Thus began my search for the elusive Stabilo in America. For months I looked in every office supply and art store I came across. I googled STABILO dozens of times and got nothing. Lots of Staedtlers, no Stabilos.

I begged my daughter to bring back Stabilos when she returned from Thailand. She very graciously did so. But my stash is low.

I went to the Student Book Store in E.L., adjacent to MSU, to find some different highlighter colors, beyond the basic 5. I'm directing a play; I need lots of highlighters. SBS and I'm sure every college bookstore anywhere usually has the greatest selection of single pens. pencils, highlighter etc.

It was in among the other pens that I spotted them!! Singles, minis, pkgs. of 12, pkgs. of 18! I was in pen heaven. So along with the purple, pineapple, and azure highlighters, I purchased 2 Stabilo pointVisco gel pens. Just two. I restrained myself. It was tough. It took will power. However, I know where the mother lode is.

Today when I googled Stabilo I came up with 250,00 hits! Yes, Stabilo has come to America in a big way and everything is right with the universe.


Katie said...

WHAT?!?!?!? SERIOUSLY?!?! AHHH!! I have been trying not to use any of mine cause they were all running out!!!! AHHHH!!!! You don't know how happy this makes me!!! I might have to come home just so I can go get some!!!!

Wendy Fleming said...

Oh Jane! As you well know, I too have a wonderful pen fetish. I believe I have enough to open my own store and sell only pens. :) They were a major part of my move to Las Vegas. I totally remember those dang pens, and after I left you that day, I tried to find them as well. To no avail! OMG, I have to look for them here now. If I have no know what I will be asking you to do for me next...right? but I will look for them here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! xoxo Wendy

Jeanie said...

I have a pen fetish, too! (What is it? Writers? Artists?) I don't know these, though. I'll have to check it out... just what I need!