How nerdy can one person be?
I'm glad you asked!
You have undoubtedly heard of the Book of the Month Club, or the Wine of the Month Club.
Well, I am a proud member of the Pencil of the Month Club, and I paid up for the limited edition version as well. Trust me, it doesn't get any nerdier than that!
Every month I receive three or so pencils of various kinds. Some are novelty pencils. maybe a pencil from China made of recycled newspapers scented with pineapple. Or an orange Rhodia pencil. Or a triangular Mongol or a big fat red Mongol for kids. A pencil with the multiplication tables on it, or a California Republic Palamino, my favorite of them all.
I got a pencil holder with a magnet on it shaped like a musical note and two really cool pencil sharpeners.
The pencils are really fun, but I think what I like best is just knowing that something is coming for me in the mail and it will be a surprise.
You can be a pencil nerd too! Just go to
Then you'll have at least one thing to look forward to every month!
It's the little things that keep us going!