Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3/30 - National Pencil Day!

Tomorrow (March 30th) is National Pencil Day. I am curious what my readers will be using. :) I thought I'd also turn this into a poll of sorts... what are your favorite pencils? I'll have to give my rotation of my favorite pencils a workout.

-Derek (ThirdeYe)

Bic Cristal Gel Giveaway Announcement

For the first giveaway on my blog, I will be giving away some of the pens I used in my recent "reasonable" reviews. First up is the Bic Cristal Gel. I will be giving away a black Bic Cristal Gel Stick (capped) and a blue Bic Cristal Clic Gel to one lucky winner. Link to the review: here. I will ship to either the U.S. or Canada. One entry per person.

One stipulation... In order to be eligible for this contest, you must be a follower of my blog. To enter, please post below with your e-mail address that I can contact you if you happen to be the lucky winner.

Edit: I have made an addendum to the rules... you have to be a follower of my blog, but you are still eligible even if you just joined.

The contest deadline is April 3rd at 11:59PM EST.

Thanks everyone, and good luck! If you have any questions, please post them here.

-Derek (ThirdeYe)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bic Cristal Bold 1.6mm Review

I apologize for the delay since my last review. I had intended to review Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng but the pen I was trying to use with it wasn't cooperating. I decided not to post the review, because I don't think it ended up being a fair representation of the ink. I will try it in another pen and hopefully have a review up in a week's time or less.

Anyways, here is a review of the Bic Cristal Bold 1.6mm. These are fairly unusual Bic pens that are a pleasure to write with. Very smooth, and consistent.

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For some reason in the above picture, the cap on the blue pen came out looking almost like a neon blue. It is not that bright in real life, the cap is actually a dark blue. 

If you are interested in ordering the Cristal Bold, I have found that Amazon carries them as well:

-Derek (ThirdeYe)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip Review

Here is the continuation of my ongoing Reasonable Office Supplies review series. Most everybody has seen the Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip at one time or another, and I figured such a utilitarian tool was worthy of a review. I purchased some on sale at Walgreens a few months ago and also from Staples in packs of 12.

Here is the written review:

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To purchase the Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip, click here: BIC Ultra Round Stic Grip

-Derek (ThirdeYe)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pentel Sharp Kerry 0.5mm Pencil Mini-Review

I received this pencil from Dave over at Dave's Mechanical Pencils as part of his "Dave Turns Five Giveaway" I was so excited to receive this pencil. It's my first Sharp Kerry and I had been wanting one for a long time. I am very pleased with the pencil, and have written-up a mini-review of it.

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Thanks again Dave! Here's to another 5 years of blogging.

Stay tuned for another installment in my reasonable office supplies series, hopefully sometime this week.

If you are interested in purchasing the Sharp Kerry, it is for sale on Amazon in 0.5mm and 0.7mm.
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.70 mm

-Derek (ThirdeYe)