I've blown through something on the order of four pens since this extravaganza started. Today, as I was working, I noticed my last remaining pen was running critically low on ink.
No problemo, said I. Had to go to Target anyway, didn't I? I can easily get pens at Target. So off to Target I went.
They don't carry my favorite pen, my only pen, the Uni-Ball Signo stick pen. All they had was the retractables. Bugger. But, pas de problem, Staples is on the way home.
All. Retractables. ARGH.
I ended up with some off-brand clone that's not clone enough. So what do I do? Get on Amazon and look for my pens. Found 'em. Ordered 'em. Shall have them Friday. And yes, it was worth all the extra money. Generic's great for drugs. Not so much for pens. Not when you're a writer. Writers get really particular about their pens.