My Go-To Pens

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Fountain Pens” Cedar Park, 2022

On the right side of the photo are my three go-to pens, including my newest pen, the Pearl White Pilot Cavalier. I love it so much! It writes smoothly, is slim yet comfortable, and the color is beautiful.

On the left side of the notebook are a bunch of disassembled pens which I just cleaned and will give away. Most are inexpensive Jinhao pens which are fine, but they just don’t spark joy for me. The Sailor Fude (gold) is one that I may keep because the nib is unique in my collection, but the rest I will be saying goodbye to. Thank you for your service!

Selling My Chromebook

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO1600
“Stickered Up” Cedar Park, 2022

I’m a bit sad to be selling my beloved Chromebook, but I really no longer need it and it would be better if it found a new owner who would use it. I will miss looking at the stickers on it, which I think looked great on the white plastic shell. In fact, if Apple made a white MacBook Air, I would have gotten it so that I could sticker it up again. But now that I think about it, I can probably get a white shell case for it, right? Hmmm… something to think about.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO1600
“Stickered Up” Cedar Park, 2022

In the meantime, though, the Chromebook has been listed on Facebook marketplace and there’s a fair amount of interest so it should have a new home in a few days.

Decluttering the Devices

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 31.5mm, f/3.6, 1/25 sec, ISO1600
“Old and New” Cedar Park, 2021

Over the years, we’ve accumulated quite a few electronic devices and it’s now time to get rid of the ones we don’t use. In the photo above, I’m resetting one of our old laptops to get ready to sell. I also have given away two Android tablets, a broken PlayStation 3, and am trying to sell a Wii U system and a Chromebook. In addition, we’ve got BluRay/DVDs, books, video games, etc. to either sell or donate.

It feels so good to simplify our devices! And hopefully someone will be able to get some use out of the things we weren’t using.

Passing It On

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/3.6, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“Split Puzzle” Cedar Park, 2021

We’ve been decluttering a bunch of old things lately, and this Hawaii puzzle will be passed along to a friend. I think it was given to Bay as a gift when he turned one. I’m happy that it will find use in a new home… it’s a cool little puzzle!

FYI, I used the “multilens” effect to split the photo into four horizontal pieces. I like the effect. 😄

Nice Bottle for Pens

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Meiji Yogurt” Cedar Park, 2020

I like the shape of the bottle, the lettering style, and the color. It only holds a few pens, which is great because I have way too many and I need to reduce/simplify my collection. A cleaner, less-cluttered desk makes me more productive so it’s a perfect pen-holder for me. Another item that sparks joy and is functional too. Win-win!