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Today I finally managed to get to the post office to collect my new manga pens from Dinkybox. Thanks, chamonkee, for the recommendation! I will get back to you about them after I've had a go.
Deleter, that's a funny name for mark-making tools. It reminds me of my favourite joke when I was a kid:

There's a guy sitting on a tombstone in the corner of a graveyard, scribbling away at a musical score in a notebook. But when I look closer, I can see that whenever his pen touches the paper, instead of writing, it erases the lines of the score. I ask the groundskeeper, 'Who is that guy?' The groundskeeper replies, 'That's Mozart. He's busy decomposing.'

I liked that joke way too much. It was the only one I could ever remember, argh. No, two jokes: the other one's coming up in this week's Vern and Lettuce. It's one I used to tell ad nauseum. (Readers on Friday, feel free to groan.)



And I have become a big fan of the prune, fig and spelt-flour bread from Rhodes Bakery. It's turning into a bi-weekly ritual, that I cycle over to Greenwich, pick up a loaf, then go have coffee with Jeff-the-barista at The Beehive (which is also where I bought Stuart's fabulous shirt and sweater vest, in their little vintage clothing section, next to the records).

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chamonkee
Dec. 9th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
Getting new art supplies is one of lifes great pleasures! Thinking of all the potential things you can draw and create! It's like the new book smell...
carrot_rope
Dec. 9th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I was really pleased to discover Dinkybox from this too! I've wanted some G-pens for ages but couldn't find any.

I'm really looking forward to ordering some new nibs now, I keep accidentally destroying all mine!
jabberworks
Dec. 9th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Hooray, new nibs! I'm hoping these ones won't catch so badly on my paper. Or maybe I should upgrade to better paper; the stuff I use is rubbish, but thin and therefore easy with the light box.

Yes, new art supplies are always very exciting. I am trying not to try them out right now because I have to do a bunch of computer colouring. ...Tempting, tempting.
bandersnatch_02
Dec. 9th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
It's very important to have a short, inoffensive, groan-inducing joke available for all occasions. Mine:

Did you hear about the two TV antennae that got married? The ceremony wasn't so great, but the reception was fantastic!

{b-dum TISH}
jabberworks
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
b-dum TISH, indeed! That one is quite funny, really. ;-)
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