March 12, 2004
The ion arrives.
Ah, the super-posh Cross ion gel pen is mine! We drove 100 miles today to Fairview Heights, a suburb of St. Louis on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. There is a "huge" mall and all manner of stores out there. My real reason for going was to go to Chili's, one of my favorite places to eat in while in Boston -- even though the only thing I can order on the menu without meat that is good is the black bean burger. It's worth it though, always worth it. I have been looking for a "fancy" gel pen lately, and the ion gets good reviews on epinions. My Dr. Grip Ltd. is just not...cool enough. And, since the space pens have been out of commission, I have missed having a pen that fits in my pocket. So far, the ion is very nice. It even has a lifetime warranty! I thought I bought one with green trim (with which I had planned to write in only green ink), but, as the picture shows, it is blue. Very well, then. "Wonderfalls," the new show I have been waiting for, is coming on in a few minutes, and the French press of coffee is ready. Bye bye for now.