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I Have No Justification For This

Posted by Dirck on 13 September, 2019

Movie time. But what? Usually something pops up that I think is amusing, but this week has brought me little other than politics I don’t want to inflict on anyone that doesn’t take an active interest and some beekeeping.

Not that beekeeping isn’t interesting…

There. That’s fun.

Today’s pen: Pelikan Signum
Today’s ink: Pelikan Violet

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(No) Planes, Trains (Hopefully) and Automobiles

Posted by Dirck on 28 June, 2019

I am trembling on the very precipice of my summer vacation, even as I type. Since I schedule it to coincide with Son’s birthday, I hope the weather will allow us to ride a relatively nearby steam engine; it can run in the rain, but won’t because not everyone is as dedicated as the lad when it comes to this kind of fun. There was a time, though, that catching a train was considered to be worth all kinds of effort…

As is usual for my time off, I’ll likely neglect matters here pretty vigorously. There will be a new story appearing next week on my place for that kind of thing, but that’s likely to be the extent of my attention to my online presence. Domestic bliss and domestic shoveling, some writing, and a whole lot of not Regular Job. There’s apt to be the odd gin and tonic, too.

Today’s pen: Lamy 2000

Today’s ink: Edelstein Olivine

BONUS SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Regina is over the minimum number of participants for Pelikan Hubs 2019, so there will be one here! Something to look forward to! In fact, looking at the map, Saskatoon will be in on the fun as well this year, and every province except Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-Labrador have a mark, which makes me feel all cosmopolitan and citizen-of-the-world-ish.

 

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Birthday Fun Extension

Posted by Dirck on 5 October, 2018

I mentioned Buster Keaton’s birthday was yesterday.  Well, here’s what someone with more resources than I produced to mark it:

Today’s pen: Pelikan M30
Today’s ink: Diamine Bilberry

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Posted by Dirck on 4 October, 2018

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 26 September to 3 October
  • 4 October
  • First draft of “Johnson’s Folly.”
  • First draft of “Heretics.”
  • Six manuscript pages.
  • Five pages
  • A mad rumpus of pens still inked from last week and the Pelikan Hub.
  • Pelikan 120

I did not go to Ontario. My father had a fine time.

I stayed home and saw to my wife’s needs… as well as I could, after twisting the crap out of my ankle shortly before noon on the 26th last.  This put paid to a lot of the “Oh, well, at least I have a week of not going to work so I can do X and Y around the house” notions I had developed the night of my last entry when the final decision was made. Not only did I not accomplish much, what I did manage was painful and frustrating. At least I managed to get antibiotics into the sick cat on a more or less regular basis, even though I had to limp into the basement to catch him for at least half the doses.

I see I did not mention the sick cat in the last entry. Yes, there was also one of those.

And to cap all, I left the book I hardly got anything written in the whole time at home, so to not waste today’s writing time, I had to start something new. Which will get precedence next week, I wonder….

Just so I don’t leave the day on without any shine on it– happy birthday to Buster Keaton, who would, had he defied entropy like he defied physics, be 123 today.

He was, clearly, born to party.

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Put on a Happy Face!

Posted by Dirck on 11 December, 2015

The migraine is trying to make me glum today.  I respond thus:

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling better.

Today’s pen: Platinum PKB-2000
Today’s ink: Montblanc Royal Blue

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