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Purchasing Habits Update

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So… remember earlier this year when I said, “I want to keep my pen purchases this year to 24 or less?” Well, that didn’t go so well. Here we are, only half way through the year, and I’ve already exceeded that limit by two.

I even tried to finagle the numbers in my favor. Rather than all pens, I first narrowed it down to purchased pens. Because, really, gifts don’t count. They aren’t purchases. And then I narrowed it down further to fountain pens. That cut out 7 pens, including the new Retro 51 Smithsonian Panda that just arrived today.

But even that wasn’t enough. I’m still at 26 pens, with only half of the year done. My willpower is weak when it comes to pretty pens. I’m definitely getting better, but I’m still pretty weak.

So, now, I’d like to keep my purchases to 36 fountain pens for the year. I don’t know if I’ll manage. We’ll see. I’ll try.

If I can’t manage that, hopefully I can at least manage to buy less than last year.

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