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The Old Geezer
Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Giveaway

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Greetings Pens And Pencils Blog fans!  The Old geezer here with this months giveaway!  Yeah!  We all love giveaways!  So here is your chance to win this brand new never used Ohto Super Promecha PM 1057P (here's a link to the JetPens page which will describe some of the many features of this pencil).  This is the latest Ohto Super Promecha in 0.7 mm lead size.  This is a great pencil especially if you like the 0.7mm lead size.  Unfortunately it's belly is empty!  So in addition to the pencil I'm also giving away one box of 12 tubes of grade B lead with 12 pieces of lead per tube!  That's 144 pieces of lead!

Wow!  What a deal, huh?  And what do you have to do in order to have a chance of winning this great pencil?  Simple really, but the rules of the past have changed.  Due to some problems I have been having with spam and other things simply leaving a comment  about how great a guy The Old geezer is for giving away such a great pencil is no longer enough.  Along with your comment I am requesting that you send an email to theoldgeezer@live.com containing the comment that you left at this post.  This ensures me that I will be able to contact the winner regardless of circumstances.  Any comments without the accompanying email will be disregarded.  Any emails without the accompanying comment will also be disregarded.  Please, one comment per person.

I'll leave the giveaway open until Saturday, the 16 of the month.  Once the giveaway is closed I'll use the random number generator on this blog to pick a winner.  You won't have to check back to see if you are the winner because I'll notify you asking for a shipping addy. 

So get to posting and emailing!  I'd like to see a lot of comments and emails on this one!

The Givaway is now offically closed!  No more comments or email please!  Thank you!


ThirdeYe said...

Wow, that's a very generous giveaway! And to top it off, B is my favorite type of lead. :) Hope I win!

Surfbits said...

Thanks for the Give-away. That's one to be certain that I'll always have lead in my pencil!

razide said...

Good to see The Old Geezer back in action. I was being to think you'd gone into hibernation.

That OHTO is a super hi-tech looking mechpencil which is longing to be added to my expanding collection. More 0.7mm leads are always welcome even an avalanche of them.

razide said...

The Old Geezer,

Well I stuffed up the first comment by not copying it properly so here is a 2nd one.

Anyway good to see you a back on the blog with such a snazzy prize of OHTO mech pencil & a gigantic pile of "B" 0.7mm leads.


STEPHEN said...

your blog is one of my new favorites, so keep up the good work! Steve

ginigin said...

Sorry to hear about your being spammed. That sort of took the fun out of blogging for me, though maybe I'll get back to it one day. Thanks for giveaway - I'd love to give this pencil a home and fill its belly. Happy October!

AndersT said...

Wow! Nice giveaway!

hofken said...

There truly is a blog for everyone and now I have found mine! I thought I was the only person obsessed with pens and (especially) pencils. I buy mechanical pencils everywhere I go and use them all the time (as an attorney). My favorite is the Sensa, but can't find them anymore. I'd love to try the Ohto Super Promecha PM 1057P (sounds like a jet). Thanks!


Julie (Okami) said...

Cool pencil. I love .7mm lead for work.

Marcus said...

Thanks for chance at the pencil and lead combo. I've got to say, yours was the first pencil and pen blog I stumbled upon a couple of years ago that sucked me into the rabbit hole of pencil and pen and paper addiction. Thanks! (In a slightly sarcastic but still genuine kind of way.)

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... I gave this pencil to my wife 3 weeks ago for her sewing room. It is a very good drafting tool which I struggled to part with.

Welcome back Geezer.. I also am of mature age and value these tools..


Anonymous said...

My first OHTO Promecha - thanks OldGeezer.


I love how this pencil looks, I love 0.7 lead, and I love B lead. I love this deal!


I love this deal again. And I wonder if i can find any of these on the market anywhere.

pyr said...

and they say I never won anything.

S. Leung said...

Wow, looks like a neat pencil. Hope I win. But good luck to everyone else of course.

marco antonio said...

Good luck for all!!!

Dmstasak said...

Hey, thanks for the chance at the pencil and lead. I've acquired a slight addiction with drafting pencils over the last few months, and this would certainly be great to show off at school.

1962PENCILS said...

My turn to try and see how lucky I am. I hope you come back soon with more articles and reviews, I miss them! Great blog, great giveaway and above all I wish everybody good luck


Arnold said...

Just the right size of lead for Sudoku, B also helps to see them better.