Friday, April 13, 2007

What does it mean to be a 2?

For me, 2 is how I started my thinking life. 2 will forever be a throw back to the golden days of youth, spent hunched over a desk in class whilst struggling to scratch out letters of the alphabet that would garner a good grade in "Writing". 2 is is the smell of cedar shavings and warm eraser rubbings on the page. 2 is also (typically) the color of the buses that hauled my classmates and I to and from school each day. 2 is tradition...

Outside school, 2 is the stalwart - or as the poll refers to it, "trusty". No moving parts, no need to scrutinize packets of replacement leads to ensure compatibility. Nope, 2 is all about simplicity. It's always there at the bottom of your junk drawer, ready to take down that information over the phone. It's always there providing a satisfying recipient for your thought-provoking mastications (sorry for the reverie, I mean "it's good for chewing on"). Yes, 2 is that tried-and-true friend-for-a-lifetime that we all need.

So, if you're a 2, be proud and cast your vote for the Old Faithful of writing implements.

COMING SOON! - The 5: Mechanical nightmare or tool of enlightenment?

Pencil Haiku #4

Wooden or metal
that remains the question now
Spring forth your answer

Go on! Take the quiz!

Pencil Haiku #3

Why must the pencil
abandon its master so?
Surely home is best

This one goes out to all of you who have ever lost that favorite pencil...

Pencil Haiku #2

My best pencil friend
How you harken to my words
Help me reap my thoughts

Now this is getting fun... :)

Pencil Haiku #1

So eager graphite
Flies across the paper's face
Springtime of the soul

I wrote this Haiku-hack based on some excellent guidance listed on this site. Based on the two minutes I spent writing it, I'm sure it will earn no critical acclaim in Japan. I composed it by focusing on coming up with the first line (five syllables about a pencil) and then worked to fit the rest of the Haiku style.

Upon finishing it, I rather liked it. It reminded me of the sense of renewal I sometimes feel when writing in my journal.

What the heck is a 2, 5, or 7?

Good question. The little poll to your right should answer your question - I'm asking you to tell me what kind of pencil you use. When you do you'll be able to see what the rest of the blogosphere is scribbling with. Thanks for sounding off!


I for one am tired of news reports and blogoblasts about trivial matters. Global Warming, Global War on Terror, Global Hunger - whatever. I want to hear from real people about real issues - like what you use to write with! In my little world, there are three kinds of people, and they aren't Republican, Democrat, or Independant - they're a 2, 5, or 7.