Color-coding is one way I like to keep up with the things on my to-do list when Iâ€™m feeling ambitious. Home stuff’s in one color. Errands in another. Kid obligations in yet another. Work in a fourth.
I use organization as an excuse, but I am a sucker for bright ink colors anyway, and when the ink goes smoothly onto the paper, I will create things to do. Wait, maybe these pens aren’t such a good idea after all if I’m making up things to do just so I can write them down. Hmmâ€¦
Anyway, I’ve been through countless types of pens in my life, and the Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Ink Rolling Ball pens (mine are the fine tip ones) are some of the best I’ve encountered. The ink runs smoothly until the pen runs just about completely dry, and you don’t have to argue with them about, “Yes, you do need to write on this paper now” right when you open the package.
You know those pens you have to scribble with forever before you can actually write with them? Ugh.
The color selection’s amazing, too. I got the package of five with purple, bright pink, orange, turquoise, and lime green. There are several other combinations you can get, too.
One comes with the more traditional black, red, and blue along with purple, pink, red, turquoise and burgundy. Set sizes range from three to twelve. You can get point sizes in ultra fine, extra fine, fine, and bold, too, but I’m pretty sure I’ve only used the fine points.
Last but not least, the rubber grip makes them comfortable to hold onto in case you do find a pocket of time that allows you to write something big, whether it’s a message in a greeting card or a few pages of the first draft of your novel.
As a bonus, my daughter likes to doodle with them because they’re bright, so as long as I have one or two in my purse, along with a piece of notebook paper, she can stay entertained for a while.
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