Thursday, July 16, 2009

When Do The Innovations Stop?!

I think I might be crying...a little.

Now before you read any further - no, I don't work for a massive office supplies conglomerate; no, I do not own stock in Sharpie and yes, I have a problem with obsessively purchasing office/organizational supplies. (There are worse addictions you know...I do organizational supplies and shoes, some people do crack. Whatevs.)

In my most recent post, in which I fantasized about the possibility of ending
Persistent Dry Tip forever, a fellow reader mentioned something to me that inspired me to post immediately. Literally, it sent me into a dither. (Did I just say "dither"? Did I even use that word correctly? Please advise...) Miss M commented that she had seen...

a commercial...

(Wait for it.)

for...

(Oh, it's good...totally worth the wait.)

(Are you sitting down?)

(Because you should be.)

a no-bleed, fine point Sharpie!!!

No bleeding!! Sharpie!! Fine point!! So many colors to choose from!!!

(Insert me grasping frantically for a piece of furniture so I don't fall over after my display of energetic enthusiasm.)

Ok, some details. (Check it out for yourself too! Again, it's in the side bar thingy...I still don't know how to insert a photo.) It does not bleed through paper and is fine point like a pen. It is smear proof when dry, permanent and water proof. It is a Sharpie masquerading as a pen...I die.

The listing possibilities are endless. And beyond my wildest imagination...

14 comments:

Jason O said...

I'm sorry, but im a little cynical about the clicking dry erase markers.

leesepea said...

I *heart* the Sharpie pen!

One disclaimer: it is only for paper. It will not write on fabrics or plastics.

To add to your excitement: Costco sells a jumbo pack of the Sharpie pens for much less than they cost at Staples.

Mimi said...

Whoo hoo!! (Cut to me jumping in my car and racing off to Costco.) Thanks!

AverageMom said...

I've seen that commercial!! I have!! And I thought of you IMMEDIATELY!!!

MissM said...

I am so happy that I totally made your day! I knew I wasn't the only school/office supply fanatic around :)

Noelle said...

I love the new Sharpie fine oint...great for grading papers! And I totally understand about office supplies...I have a ridiculously large collection of pens and pencils. They just make too many cool tools!

Kimberly said...

My name is Kimberly and I'm addicted to pink and purple pens! It's so bad that last June I overheard one of the kids say to another . . . don't use Miss M's pink, she likes those, use the black one - she won't care! Now, mind you I've never said - don't use my stuff! Wonder if the new Sharpie will do colors?

Miss G said...

No bleeding?!? It's b/c of the dang bleeding that I resorted to Crayola fine points for my essay grading. I must invest in this miracle invention! :)

Side note - several years ago a student said to me to stop grading her essays in pretty colors b/c she felt that meant I was mocking her - :) - I was only to use red :)

Jason O said...

im an office supplies fan!!

but not as organizational as mrs mimi

if i become a teacher, i will steal her organizational talents for myself

Lib said...

Its not that I want to overwhelm (and possibly kill) you Ms. Mimi...

Its that I have to!

Refillable dry erase markers that don´t dry out slowly & can be ¨restarted¨if they do.

http://www.ecosmartworld.com/

I´m getting a set for myself this year - I´ll tell you how it goes!

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Mrs. Maslonka said...

Mimi,
I just saw the sharpie pen commercial! I'm heading off to buy school supplies for one of my kids and I'm going to pick some up! I do love sharpie!!

Daisy said...

The commercials are a little too slick. But if it works, I might buy it!!

Nancy said...

I know I'm a little later (oh, wonderful summer vacation!), but I just HAD to add . . .
The fine tip Sharpies are literally the greatest thing ever created. I discovered them at the end of last year and will never use another pen. Ever.

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