Sunday, May 22, 2011

Stuff you can't write with a joke pen

My actual hand
I love goofy pens. If I'd thought ahead I would have taken a picture of my pen jar at work before writing this post. But you'll just have to take my word for it: I love silly pens. Guitar pens, witch pens, flower pens, bison head pens, whatever it is, I have one and I like it.

My friend Janice and I have a tradition of buying funny pens for each other - the crazier the better. She recently got back from a trip to Seattle and brought me back a ginormous novelty pen that says "Seattle" on the side, as seen here:

I love it, not only because it's pretty funny, but also because I can always find it in my purse. And because I can always find it in my purse, I use it a lot.

I've become immune to its size and forget that it's funny looking, but today, while writing with it at church, I heard people giggling in my row. My friend Erin said, "You can't write anything serious with that pen!" I told Janice what she said and the two of us made a short list of things you can't write with a silly giant novelty pen.

Here's what we've come up with so far:

1. A letter of resignation
2. A break up letter
3. A blackmail letter
4. A will
5. A suicide note
6. A letter saying, "I'm your real mother."
7. A letter saying, "The test came back positive."

A letter like this:

I wrote this letter but didn't send it.

What else can't you write with a goofy pen?


Angela said...

How are you so funny? I mean, really.
Could/Should you draw a treasure map with that pen? *hmmm*

Katherine said...

Ha! Seriously hilarious! I was scrapbooking recently and found a receipt from Faneuil Hall in Boston with this item on it: "Civil War Rifle Pen" which I clearly got for you! :) You probably shouldn't sign any legal documents with that pen, especially divorce papers in front of a soon-to-be-ex... FIlling out college applications or taking a test with it might also be taboo...

violet50 said...

A letter saying: "I know what you did last summer!"

lizzie mc.- said...

HAHAHAHA! I love you and your zany humor!

Ben said...

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."

movingluggage said...

This is the funniest thing I've read in a long time! :)

Heather said...

So funny. (So is above DofI comment.)

I have a pen in the shape of a lipstick. I think I will write my will with it.

Eva said...

Goofy pens ROCK!

Janice said...

How about a letter saying, "I've never loved you. I was just using you for your Nintendo game collection."

karajean said...

Since I work at a law firm {specifically dealing w/ divorces} I agree with Katherine! No signing legal papers! But some of our client's are so happy to sign them I bet they'd love a novelty pen.

Kelly L said...

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I've Become My Mother
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Anonymous said...

Ha! That anonymous letter is funny!

Erin said...

I think you could write one of those post-job interview thank you notes with that pen.

Liz said...

Challenge Accepted!! I will now write 1 or more of the items from your list.