I thought this might be a good time to mention a few of my personal biases when it comes to office supplies.

  • I do not like ballpoint pens. They never write smoothly for me and always looks cheap to me.
  • I’m not particularly fond of rollerball pens either. They tend to choke when I use them. I have a theory that its because I’m left-handed. Does anyone else have trouble with them?
  • I turn into putty if you hand me a brand new blank notebook. I collect them like lost puppies. Hardcover, softcover, and even composition books, I love them all. Now if I only spent more time writing and drawing!
  • If you haven’t noticed, I prefer blank paper. I am so picky about how pale lines need to be for lined paper and how close the lines need to be that its almost impossible to find the perfect lined paper. The same with graph paper. I write very small with fine line pens and light pencil lead and I don’t want the guidelines to overpower what I write or draw.
  • I have always been a Mac user so when it comes to digital products, I’m a little Mac-centric. I try to indicate when things are available on other platforms but often times they slip past my attention. My apologies, I’m not a snob just comfortable with what I use and hope that others can overlook my shortcomings.
  • I believe every desk should have a tape dispenser, stapler, hand pencil sharpener and a good eraser at all times. These are the keys to the Well-Appointed Desk.

What are your preferences?

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