Dec 19, 2006


My Chanukah Bloggers of round five are putting the final touches on their posts and while we give them all the time they need, I have to mention:

Everyone knows I love DexTek pens right? Of course you do because I flap my trap about them all the time. For those of you who somehow do not know the scoop, here you go. I have terrible carpal tunnel. I know, I know, I'm young to have it, but having spent most of my life typing, I'm not surprised in the least. Last summer, I almost drove myself batty trying tons of pens, all claiming to help carpal tunnel sufferers. But, nothing helped at all. Not a single one until, that is, I used this one and I've been hooked ever since. No, no, I don't own DexTek stock, I'm not related to (or sleeping with) anyone who works for DexTek. I just really, really like their pens.

The EZ Grip is the ONLY pen that I can write with for any length of time comfortably. Well, I found out today that Cokie Roberts and Al Gore love and use the same pens! Neat! (It's the little things, people, the little things.)

I suspect, however, that the pens are habit-forming. Needing to jot something down, but not having my pen, I borrowed a pen from a friend. Granted, the pen was an expensive fountain pen, so there was nothing inherently crappy about it, but it wasn't the right pen. It was almost like my hand had grown so accustomed (addicted?) to writing with the EZ Grip that anything else was, dare I say, uncomfortable, even writing the first word.

So, there you have it. I wonder what kind of pen Barack Obama uses? Hmmm....


diane said...

Ooooo, maybe if you're really lucky, he'll stop by and tell you! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy,
Have you ever tried Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pens? They're my favorite. Looking forward to my part in the tour.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore is a tool.
Have a wonderful day.

Adam Shprintzen said...

Is it wrong that I keep thinking that it would be way awesome if the pen company used Bob Dole as a spokesperson?

Amy Guth said...

Oh, Al gore is a total tool, but when it comes to pens, I couldn't help but feel a bit of validation when I realized someone with gobs of money opted for the pen I opt for as well.

Sigh. It's the little things that get me through the day.

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama uses a pen made of rainbows and moonbeams, and any paper it touches instantly turns to gold.

diane said...

Stephanie would know, she met him!!

Leah said...

I had a dream about Barak Obama and Bill Gates last night. And how Bill got committed to getting Barak into office, but then I forgot to study for my bar mitzvah.

um... too much pizza, I think.