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