It is July, 1st tomorrow which hails the start of a new financial year here in Australia - accountants cry. It is much more important to me personally as my budget for wasteful things (i.e. my hobbies) also resets.
I broke my budget big time this past year so as a penalty I will only get 50% of the normal for the next 12 months (I have a harsh, but fair Mrs Minister of Finance in my household). To help me stick to this meagre budget I have decided to revert to my childhood and get a virtual "pocket money" amount per fortnightly rather than have an agreed lump sum figure for the year. I will have a constant stream of money so will need to save up for the bigger purchases.
What are my bigger purchases? I really don't know at the moment. iPhone 6 maybe, 4K screen...
Pen-wise I don't really need anything more. I have a collection of 90 pens, many of them are relatively expensive and very pretty. It currently takes almost ⅓ of a year to get around a rotation, so why would I want to extend this? No logical reason...
But I still have a few pen desires:
- I would like to own a Nakaya.
- I would like to own a Montblanc Writers Series.
- I would like to own a Visconti.
- I would like to own an Omas.
Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict now owns two Nakayas - I am so very jealous, but USD$700 is a lot of money for a cartridge convertor pen. :)
Given my extreme obsession with completing sets of things maybe buying a Montblanc Writers Series pen is a dangerous path that could lead to divorce. :(
I want a Homo Sapien but which metal, which nib size? Give me the Calligraphy set (oh its $6,000 bugger).
Once I decide on an Omas model and colour they release more - they are very annoying like that.
Oh well, I should just get the Pelikan M605 Blue Ocean, a silver trim blue demonstrator to be a brother to my gold trim version. Dan Smith must be due to list for sale his Black M1000 with 3B nib again soon - I need a new highlighter nib. :)
Oh no - not more Pelikans - arrrrgggghhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)