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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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Poster Printing And More

Hey, blog fans!  Just a note to inform you of yet another website that may be of interest to some of you.  It's a place called Photoline.  Check it out, they offer all kinds of photographic services such as Posters and display items, which include poster and display printing, display boards and printed foamboards, encapsulated posters and canvas prints!  Just imagine putting one of your own photos, drawings or digital artwork onto a piece of canvas!  That would be so cool!  I've seen this done on a TV special years ago!  An artist had his paintings digitized and put onto large canvas rolls!  He then added little flourishes to each, making each one unique!  Now I've found a place where I could do the same thing! The site also offers exhibition stands, leaflets and flyers, display accessories, signage and point of sale items and printing of plans and CAD printouts! So if you have need of any of the above mentioned services then by all means check this site out!

Pocket Photo Book

Hello blog fans!  I'll get back to blogging about pens and pencils here in a while, but right now I'd like to tell you a little about a website that I found that has me a bit excited.  It's a site called Jessops Photos!  They seem to offer a large line of photo services from gift cards to stationary to prints to calendars to wail art and more!  Lots more.  The reason that I'm all excited this site is because of a service that they offer called Photo Books!  Now these are just what I've been looking for!  Why?  Because I dabble in a little bit of unusual art!  That is I makes small sculptures and things out of found objects!  I also decorate small masks as well as plastic skulls some small figurines, working desk top wind mills I even turn broken glass objects into art pieces using copper foil and solder!  I do a few other things as well, but that's another story!  The trouble is whenever I try and tell anyone about my sculptures, they don't get the picture, literally!

Now I do have a digital camera, thanks in part to some generous relatives, which I use to take pictures of pens and pencils when I blog about them.  So I have been meaning to take some pictures of some of my art work so I can show them to people!  But carrying around a photo album is impractical!  Not to mention expensive!  So when I saw the Pocket Photo Books at Jessops Photo I got excited!  They make several sizes of Photo books but the Pocket Photo Book that peaked my interest!  These are books of up to 75 prints in a handy 15mm by 11mm size!  That's a perfect size!  The Pocket Photo Book comes with a soft cover and you can add pages in 8 page increments!  And the price is right, too!

Just download the free software that they offer on their site and follow the instructions on setting up you own Pocket Photo Book!  I'm looking forward to ordering mine!  Now, where did I put my camera...?

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Am I Drooling?

While surfing the web I came across the Viking Direct website.  I looked around a bit then, I found "it".  The all stainless version of the Porsche Design Tec Flex P'3110 Fountain Pen!  I'd seen this fountain pen some years back and was struck by it's overall beauty and design. I was also struck by it's price tag!  While I'd love to be able to afford such a magnificent pen, like most very high quality fountain pens, the price is a bit out of my reach - like from here to the moon out of reach!  But that does not stop me from wanting one!

It features a rhodium coated 18K gold nib, silver plated and palladium* coated finishes, and a barrel made from the weaved stainless steel material used to make metal flex hoses for a cars electrical system!  It also accepts international sized ink cartridges or bottled ink with the use of the converted provided with the pen.  It also carries the Porsche Design name!  While it may not approach 200 mph it sure looks like it could!  It's just one of those iconic items that I just know instinctively that I'd really, really like to have.  Or at the very least have the chance to write with one for a day!

So, if any of you rich blog readers out there just happen to want to lavish a perfect stranger (OK, so I not perfect) with an expensive gift, send me an email and I'll send you my shipping addy!  In the meantime go check out the Porsche Design Tec Flex P'3110 Fountain Pen at Viking Direct!