So, I started using pencils. I found a favorite eraser (because the rubber on the pencils had degraded). This one is by Staedtler, and it's really more of an artist's eraser, but it works perfectly.
And I bought a good pencil sharpener. I like this one because it sits on the floor beside my desk, and all I have to do is reach down to stick a pencil in. Mere seconds later, I'm back to writing.
So, I'm becoming very fond of pencils. But I didn't realize just how competitive pencil companies could be. This Wall Street Journal video (via Nag on the Lake) discusses the history and competition involved in making pencils. (Note: I hope this opens internationally. I've never posted a Wall Street Journal video before, and I have my doubts as to whether this one will work outside the states. My apologies in advance if it doesn't).
Who knew that the pencil business was so cutthroat?
I have some mechanical pencils (also leftovers from my sons), but I'm on a quest to use up all of these number 2 pencils I have. They're going to keep me in business for a long time.
Have a great day!