Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Been lovin' these white clouds against the blue-blue sky we've had lately.
These were the kind of clouds we loved to try to find images in when I was a kid.
Well, my Ink Drop order arrived! They said it was going to be something different and is this ever cool!
We always get a card with it and this was the theme for July--"Flashlight Tag".
I never actually played flashlight tag as we were not allowed to touch Dad's flashlight when we were kids. I don't remember anybody in the neighborhood with flashlights at night. (Back then, flashlights were the dad's domain.) Would have been fun! And less dangerous! Instead we played very physical tag and "Wild Horses" where we used a rope lasso on the ground to catch people's feet as they fake galloped by. I'm surprised somebody didn't get their teeth knocked out or something. You'd come home black and blue...and with bloody scraped knees! Moms were more concerned with the grass stains on your clothes--ROFL!
Anyways, this time we got three different highlighter inks and Blue Ghost...an invisible ink!!
Immediately tore into the invisible ink! Grabbed a sheet of scratch paper and wrote away. Couldn't see a thing! Barely even a momentary wet streak. Far out, as we used to say in the 60s!
You need a black light to read it. We had a lot of those back then, too. Where's a good black light when you need one?
That is what the odd contraption was in the package that has a little rubber strap to hold it on your finger.
I think this is also to help you see what you are actually writing--LOL! But I was too dang excited to write with it and didn't bother.
I would have LOVED this when I was a kid! We used lemon juice and heated the paper on light bulbs--which burned the lemon juice brown so you could read it. In theory. Was a hit or miss proposition, if you ask me. But this...!!!
Oh, Dagan...Dagan...Dagan! You would absolutely, positively have had some of this when you were a boy if it was around then and I had known about it. I wonder when Nathan (Noodler's) came up with this ink? This little light will burn out and I already heard that the batteries are super expensive....I wonder where you can buy ultraviolet lights? I wonder if there is such a thing as a black light flashlight...hummm?
And...they gave us a highlighter pen! Since the one they gave me was pink, I filled it with the Dragon Catfish Pink ink. Has a nice hard chiseled tip on it.
Here I tried it out on scratch paper and a Levenger catalog. Didn't bleed through at all and dried quickly. I think I might need another highlighter pen--LOL! (Also very cheap--made by the Preppy Pen folks.) Normally, I prefer the yellow and green.
And--my second sample package of paper arrived, too. They come like this in a stiff envelope. Here's both the first and second batch. Cardboard protection on both front and back, too.
On the right is the first order and on the left is the second order.
They are each individually labeled like this. Wrapped with a paper strip and the detailed information attached to the strip with an embossed metallic sticker.
Now that is some fancy paper, eh? I've never had this quality of writing paper before. And I am almost positive there will be a winner from this next batch.
I do have some more regular business paper coming from Office Max, too. One I have used before that I know is serviceable for fountain pens, a parchment that I haven't, and a couple other small items. There are many ways I could use parchment paper so I wasn't worried. I am low on paper in general around here. Cardstock is on the shopping list this year, too.
And I have small Jet Pens and Goulet Pens orders coming, too. Like Christmas in July around here! :):)
Well, I guess I have some more sheets to write on with all my various fountain pens.
Test! Test! Test!
Fun! Fun! Fun!
I'm hoping to order some awesome fountain pen paper from Neenah's in August!
Oh--and this is my 1,500th post--tada! Now that's a minor tongue twister in itself.
Dagan and Leah are planning on coming by tonight. At least, I haven't heard any different--LOL! Leah is going to transplant the porch philodendron for me. As far as I know, it's not supposed to rain again until Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I wouldn't be the least surprised to hear somebody is building an ark up here. Probably why I have been quite exceptionally mesmerized by the big beautiful blue skies when they do appear. ;)
Wait till I show Dagan and Leah the invisible ink!!
Well, truth be told, they probably won't be as thrilled as I am--ROFL! I'm sure they'd tell you that I am like a little kid about these things...well, about a lot of things--LOLOL!! But other people's lack of enthusiasm never seems to dampen mine. ;)
Happy, happy Wednesday!! :)
"A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love."