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Everything posted by viruxx

  1. I'm struggling to understand why a certain person at work is behaving the way they are over what I perceive to be such trivial matters... and losing respect for them in the process.
  2. Here, take the car keys and enjoy some chili cheese fries on your way home. Mind those exit ramps!
  3. I guess the closest thing I have to a "phobia" would be public speaking. I hate being in the spotlight like that. My whole body gets tense, heart pounds in my chest like a war-drum, etc. etc. I avoid it like the plague that it is, as often as humanly possible. Since I left college, I haven't had to worry so much about it anymore, thankfully. If I'm prepared enough on what I'm speaking about, I can pull it off, but damn if I ain't a nervous wreck beforehand and during. Like you, I also have a deep hatred of needles (which is why I have no tattoos or piercings), but if I absolutely must get a shot or have blood work done, I can manage now better than I could when I was a kid. Back then, I would have screamed bloody murder at the sight of a syringe.
  4. I'll just stick to the once-in-a-while pipe or cigar. I've never been interested in vaping, personally. Overall, they smell better than cigarettes do. I'll give 'em that, at least.
  5. It depends on the width of the nib. A few of my pens have 1.1mm "stub" nibs, and those produce broader strokes on paper. They could certainly be used for calligraphy. This is a quote from Aristotle I wrote out a little while back, as an example with a stub nib: I'm not really a calligrapher, but I really wanted to revisit and use cursive whenever I write, not just when I'm signing my name on a document. Most of the pens I have are medium or fine nib, which are more suited to everyday writing. The pen pictured above has a fine nib, so the lines will be a bit thinner than they are in the quote here.
  6. It's got some heft to it. Can't wait to try it out!
  7. Lavatories. Edit: Updated story so far - You guys, I think we have the making of a NYT bestseller on our hands here!
  8. Got me another fountain pen... as if I don't have a dozen other pens already.
  9. I like reading The Oatmeal. Couple of my favorites: America explained to non-Americans What it means when you say "literally"
  10. Frustrated... Employees are where the biggest headaches are for me in my business. And I'll just leave it at that.
  11. Larry Fleet - Nutshell (Alice in Chains cover)
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