WYSMAG: Because personalized Pilot G-2 pens are cool
If you’ve caught any of my other Why You Should Marry a Geek (WYSMAG) posts, it should come as no surprise the same guy who makes homemade hovercrafts and uses duct tape to mend his jacket would also craft a manly way to prevent his family people from stealing his favorite Pilot G-2 Ultra Fine pens.
Apparently using large fabric flowers and green craft tape isn’t his style.
The pen of all pens is a Pilot G-2 Ultra Fine (0.38) Retractable Gel Roller. This morning I texted Nathan asking him if he would leave one of his pens so I could write about it. Here’s how our text convo went:
Me: Can you leave one of your pens so I can write about it?
Nathan: You just can’t get enough! Oh, you said “pens.” Uh, yeah. Sure.
Nathan: Make sure you mention the make and model. I love that pen. They have super small points that are the perfect blend of scratchy and smooth.
Nathan: And that the label is just paper that I printed, cut, and tooled so that it would fit in there.
Nathan: Tooled was supposed to be “rolled.”
Me: You crack me up!
Here is a photo of the magical, scratchy-smooth pen. (They’re almost as hard to find as double rainbows.)
And here is the “tooled” tag he made specifically for his Pilot G-2 Ultra Fine gel rollers (he has them in black, blue and red):
What you can’t see is the rest of the label, which has his phone number under “Favorite Pen”—you know, just in case it wanders out the front door.
The phone number is pure genius. That move alone will save us from spending hours posting “Lost Pen” fliers around the neighborhood.
Previous Why You Should Marry a Geek posts:
- Because central vacs suck!
- Because duct tape really can fix anything
- Because the moon is gorgeous
- Because homemade hovercrafts are awesome
- Because styrofoam isn’t just for cups & takeout containers