August 11, 2004

Perks of the job #53.7: getting to open the mail.

A nationally recognized paint company with money to spare on advertising sent us a brochure today. They enclosed a note to let us know that they have a new line of paint sample products, ideal for matching and selecting just the right colors. To make sure we remembered them and their wide array of colors, they sent a gadget which a) I have claimed as my prize and intend to guard quite jealously, and b) is now known to the general office as THE PEN. You have to say it with extreme emphasis, because good lord, man, it's THE PEN!

It's heavy, bulky and very shiny. Ironically, it's made of clear glass with a black barrel: an almost complete absence of color. I opened the package, snickered, clicked the clicky button on the top of the barrel, and stared in awe as the entire glass section glowed purple, fading to blue, switching to red, flashing gold, flashing purple, glowing gently again, pulsing, flash, pulse, red, purple, gold, gold, gold, purple, flash, red, blue, blue, flashyflashyflashyflashy flash pulse glow.

It's my baby.

Posted by dianna at August 11, 2004 04:37 PM

Is it your... preeeecioussss?

Posted by: Chris at August 11, 2004 05:25 PM

tricksy hobbitsies! golem, golem!

Posted by: Clint at August 11, 2004 07:17 PM

I have one too. Maybe our pens should get together and make even more colors!

Posted by: Thomas at August 11, 2004 10:30 PM