spillproof Posted July 21, 2014 Share Posted July 21, 2014 (edited) Hello everyone my name is Dave aka Spillproof. I'm a 43 year-old wildlife biologist living in the Monterey Bay (Seaside), Caifornia. I'm not married but I do have a 5 year old border collie/belgian malinois mix named Coyote that tries to keep me in line. I wanted to say "Thank You" to all the members and admin here at FPN. I've been lurking for a few months "reseraching" my first big-boy pen and finally committed to a purchase yesterday. There is a local B&M in Carmel named Bittner Joy of Fine Writing. The shop specializes in very high-end pens, the type I could never afford, but since the owner is a friend-of-a-friend I was invited to try them all. And I did ;-) It took me three visits but I can now say I've tried just about every dream pen, and I learned a TON in the process. One thing I learned is that I have champage taste and a Budweiser budget. My realistic budget was "around $250." I ended up buying a Visconti Opera Club LE "Purple Nights" with a Dreamtouch 24k/Palladium nib (medium).It was "on sale" for about half-off - how could I resist, right? While there I also picked up a couple of Rhodia pads and some Iroshizuku Amairo ink.Time to practice. So now that I actually have a "fancy" pen (not just my dads old "barely user grade" Parker51 that needs a new nib), I figure I had better join the ranks.Looking forward to "meeting" everyone. Thanks!Dave Edited July 21, 2014 by spillproof Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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