After reading a very entertaining “Freshly Pressed” blog, I started to think of items I was “obsessed” with. I have come to discover that I have a very large problem with collecting pencils.
Now a days so many people just take around their laptop to work in school, but I just can’t seem to bring my self around to such a change. I love to work with a pencil and notebook all the time. What happens if you need to doodle on the side of your page or draw a diagram with your notes? You can’t do that on the computer. What if you need to erase what you just wrote because your chicken-scratch writing was so bad even you can’t read it or you made an embarrassing grammatical error? You can’t erase with pen. So that is why pencils are just the way to go.
When I was little, in primary school, I never had a pencil on me. I always lost them, whether it was by leaving them in class or accidentally tossing them during class across the room to never be seen again (I’m serious! And this still happens to me all too often). In order to contradict this poor habit, I developed a new habit of collecting pencils every chance I got; after class, in the hall, outside, buying them at the store,etc. I now have a collection of probably 400 pencils in my home (I don’t even think that’s much of an exaggeration >_<).
I have also become picky about my pencils. I have come to know what texture the wood must be to have an optimal pencil, and which brands are best. That would probably be Staedtler in case you were wondering. The other good ones are the ones you get from advertising for places like universities, hotels, and chinese food take-out places.
Having my large collection of multicolored diverse pencils, I now probably always have a pencil with me. I have become one of those people to ask if someone needs a pencil at school. As long as I live, I will never completely turn into a technology bot and continue to use my notebooks and my precious, precious pencils.