Thursday, July 11, 2013

Your Turn

If you went through your house right now could you find a pencil? After an hour of searching throughout the entire house, my mom found one pencil. Not sharpened. No pencil sharpener.

51 comments:

sinkabella said...

Yes a ton with kids!

Danica said...

Same here @sinkabella!

libby said...

All art pencils. I love pencils.

Bessie Smith said...

Does a mechanical pencil with refills count? I am an artist, so I always have a pencil. I wouldn't be able to stand it if I was ready to start a drawing or painting and I didn't have a pencil. Gotta have it.

Iceberg said...

Yes. I use them all the time for home improvement projects.

Frufra said...

Yup - I have kids, the oldest of which is an artist, and work in elementary ed - we've got pencils for days. If you want to make a million dollars, sell smencils. They're these smelly pencils that we sell at school as a fundraiser. Those little dudes can't get enough smencils! It's weird and cute at the same time :-).

Dolphy said...

Absolutely! Colored pencils, too :)

Topper Madison said...

Yes. In the pencil jar in my desk. Pencil sharpener is bolted to the wall in the basement stairwell (it was there when I bought the place.)

rajahcat said...

probably not

DewieTheBear said...

Nope.

Count Jerkula said...

How did the mathematician cure his constipation?

He worked it out with a pencil.

MelanieH said...

Teacher here, so basically a zillion ticonderogas around. Best pencils ever!

trainrides said...
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Stacey Charter said...

no pencils - but a shitload of pens, half of which do not work. Not sure why I never throw them out...

trainrides said...

Yes, although I rarely use them. I love dermatographs more.

Patty said...

Yes. If one is not handy in the kitchen I can go to the school supply closet for my "stockpile" of school basics. Got to buy em on the cheap during the back to school sales.

trainrides said...

@Stacey Charter Pens that never work that you never throw out are like the small pieces of paper with phone numbers but without names. Oh wait, I'm the only one who has them? Uhmm, okay.

MISCH said...

of course

Cathy said...

I've only got mechanical pencils here.

@MelanieH - I had a friend in high school who was completely ocd about ONLY using ticonderoga pencils, so apparently you're not alone.

Sass71 said...

I love pencils; I take notes and write messages at work with them.

WareCat said...

Uh, no. Washable markers & a shit ton of crayons & chalk.

TracySwingKid said...

Musician here. Always have mechanical pencils around, never a wood one though.

nudibelle said...

hell yea. I have a child

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

I have one right here. They are useful to write important and immediate things once and again in the same notebook.

discoflux said...

Artist household with children. Pencils everywhere.

car54 said...

I don't usually write with a pencil, I do have a little desktop drawer with my pens.
I do have a white and a blue marking pencil, sharpened, for marking when I sew and quilt if that counts--it is in my sewing room--there is a drawer for marking supplies and equipment.

librariantobe said...

I am drowning in writing supplies. Drowning in them. Helps that I have somewhat a thing for buying pens. Normal women buy too many shoes and handbags, I buy too many pens. (Feel free to judge me).

Del Riser said...

Regular pencils, colored pencils, mechanical pencils, one big boy regular turn the handle pencil sharpener and several little ones. I'm also a pen junkie, all mine work.
I love real ink pens, but my second choice is gel pens, smooth writing, and if you should write a check (who does that?) it can't be washed and forged.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Red

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Blue

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yellow

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rainbow

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Sharpie

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

candy cane

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

My bad, can't find the red one that I use to correct the posts on the site. Sorry. Give Enty a break. My fault, not his.

Yuffie said...

Yes because I always prefer to write in pencil!

Stacey Charter said...

hahaha @trainrides - sticky notes with w/ various info on them - but sadly I am unable to find them when needed. @librariantobe - pen junkie here too. Get way too happy and klepto when I use a good one... Lock yo doors-Hide yo pens

Merlin D. Bear said...

Pencil? No.
Pens out the wazoo though.

Renoblondee said...

Absolutely. 2 kids and myself go to school. They're everywhere! I discovered Ticonderogas last semester. Love them for math!

iheartjacksparrow said...

I have five mechanical pencils next to my computer keyboard.

Lola said...

I'm a big Ticonderoga fan too...they make cool black and chrome versions (and a nice "green" version too) that I'm hooked on lately.

I prefer pencils to pens. Very sharp and used until they can't be sharpened anymore.

Dingle Barry said...

Yes. But you can also sharpen a pencil with a knife. Whittle it

auntliddy said...

Yes i could find a pencil. But not in great shape, lol

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

A lawyer who doesn't have a pencil in the house? I don't think I want him working on my briefs.

Jenn said...

My husband draws, we have a lot of pencils. I use pens. I collect them. Obsessively.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Not one single pencil in an attorney's house. Frightening.

Fluffy White Clouds said...

Many pencils, all kinds. Colors, markers, colored pencils....engineer, no kids and I love to color...

Tru Leigh said...

Absolutely. I've got a stash next to the 'puter and next to the bed. Mechanical pencils. No sharpener needed. Yes, I'm a little anal.

Me said...

I bought back to school supplies this week. so we are well stocked on pencils. but for some reason, half way through the school year all I can ever find is broken ones.

Nichole said...

I'm an artist so I have all sorts of pencils with different graphite hardness. Don't think I could find a regular old #2 pencil though.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Ha, yesterday I found a pencil! It was new, sharp, and had an unused eraser. Score!

I love pencils, and I have millions of mechanical (and regular) ones all over the house. The other day I found one of my old Scripto pencils, the kind you twist, and got to thinking about how great those are. When the back-to-school sales start, I'm gonna buy way too many!