ink blots [158/365]

No, I’m not going to write about the Rorschach Test ๐Ÿ™‚. I highly doubt the accuracy of such tests anyway.

handwritingSome time has passed now, since I got the fountain pen. The ink cartridge that was in it, has lasted until now. I’ve used it quite a bit, so that was good. I’d ordered a, so called, converter, which makes it possible to use bottled ink. At the same time I ordered a bottle of ink that’s said to be fast-drying.

Well, now was the time to finally test this equipment. To fill the converter with ink was easy enough. The ink has a nice, blue colour that I like. To place ย the converter in the pen presented itself to be a huge problem. It was impossible — it didn’t fit. My pen is a slim model, and there was no way I could get it in there.

Went to Staples to see what they had, but that only made me wish I was back in Quebec City. I really miss the pen store they have there. Staples didn’t even have cartridges for the slim Cross pen model. Now I wait … for a delivery from Amazon.

unrelated fluff

During this process I got ink on my fingers. Itย was easily removed with Javex or whatever chorine brand it is we have here. This brought back a memory from the 80s. I had a pair of black jeans I really loved. They were rather expensive, but had gotten all faded, so they looked more grey than anything else. Someone suggested that I’d dye them, something I’d never done before. Didn’t think it could be all that complicated so I bought black dye and followed the instructions. This took place in a big pot on the stove.

I can’t remember now what exactly possessed me to put my hands in there. Perhaps I was trying to get the jeansย out of the pot. Anyway, I did! That was a shocker … my hands looked as if I was suffering from a bad case of cyanosis and I couldn’t wash it off. No chlorine at home!!! The grocery store was nearby, so I went immediately to get some. I’ll never forget the eyes of the girl in the check-out, when I paid for it!

I never wore those jeans again, it didn’t turn out well.


25 Replies to “ink blots [158/365]”

  1. ROFL>>>>oh Rebby that ‘dying the jeans’ story is hilarious!!!! I think we all tried this ‘back in the day’ with the same results.
    Loved the photo (unrelated fluff)….spit my tea on the screen…..Your sense of humor always gets me!
    As for the pen I hope the thingy you are waiting for arrives soon…..LOL…..
    Still laughing over ‘unrelated fluff’….
    Sherri-Ellen ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. LOL yeah, that didn’t turn out well at all! Pointless.

      I like the little fluff — those things tend to come out well at times ๐Ÿ™‚ and I wanted to put it ‘to use’.

  2. LOL, I thought for a second that you were going to say that it came off on YOU the first time you wore them…
    But wow, I can’t imagine even attempting to dye a pair of jeans in a pot… I seem to recall my mother doing it in her massive old (indestructible; ) concrete laundry tubs(?)

      1. Mom got pretty good at it. She liked to “spruce up” things that had started out as white or cream coloured and needed to be a little more “farm friendly”, lol!

  3. Rorschach test? I hate it when psychologists experiment on people so that they could label them with random diagnoses ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Your pen story sounds typical – things that look easy too often turn out to be very complicated. Fortunately, there is Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know exactly how you looked after your dyeing attempt. I used to dye shirts – I soon found that the dye won’t wash off the skin. I had jaundiced hands at one point when I was using yellow. Then I learned to use rubber gloves. And then I stopped dyeing because I sucked at it. Home-made dyeing in a pot never produces even results – at least it never did for me. It was fun though, I was doing batik and I also painted primitive pictures on my shirts. I turned a simple white shirt into a black one with a yellow angel painted on the chest. It was too cute but okay to wear at home.

    Your random fluff is gorgeous. I also like a lot how the image caption is displayed next to the picture rather than below it. A nice touch. Will need to try out this option too!

    1. I’ve really become hooked on the handwriting, and now I almost wish I’d picked the faster delivery option. But yes, thankfully there’s Amazon nowadays! When it comes to shopping, there’s a lot lacking here … especially when you’ve become used to a big city.

      Oh, that dyeing was a once in a lifetime! Can’t believe I missed that line, about wearing rubber gloves?!

      I was surprised when I saw how the caption and image came out?! I didn’t do anything … it just showed up that way!

      1. The image caption is probably one of the good theme features ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used to love handwriting before computers but then somehow it lost its appeal for me. For the moment at least. I think I lack the patience.

        1. The fountain pen was a game changer for me. Also, of course, the fact that I can write with one, in spite of being left handed. I’d never thought that.

  4. Oh my too funny about the jeans but I guess not for you at the time. We did stuff like that all the time as my mom did anything and tried everything to save money.
    That is too bad about the pen. It is so frustrating. And can get expensive.

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ they didn’t even turn out well!

      Yes, bad about the pen. Seems I can only use it with cartridges. I’m in a holding pattern now, waiting for my package ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ I adore Prakash’s writing. It is NOT easy to write in English from his native tongue. he does so well & his imagination is brilliant! he follows Dharth Henry’s exploits also. So cool…

  5. LOL about the jeans-story!!!

    You sure have a way with telling stories Rebekah!! Just love reading your posts!!

    You should have gotten your delivery from the Amazon long time ago by now!

    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ No, I think one of the items in my order is in Japan, and that’s what causes the delay. I should have chosen the option to have them delivered as they became available, but I think it’s too late to change.

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