As we all settle in to the new normal of Social Distancing, I thought it might be the perfect time to start a new blog. You know, to keep the world appraised of what I'm reading, what I'm writing with, and other super-interesting views into the Life of Austin.
Today, I'm using a beautiful Mitsubishi 9800 2B Pencil to knock out some Pre-Calculas homework. It's a bit too soft, but writes wonderfully dark and smooth. Similar to the much more expensive, infamous Blackwing Pearl. You might have to take a loan out to buy hand sanitizer, but you can still find a pleasurable writing experience at a bargain price.
Speaking of, I happen to be reading Caroline Weaver's book: The Pencil Perfect which chronicles the history of pencil manufacturing throughout history. I don't know if that sounds like a fascinating read to you, but as someone who loves writing instruments, business ingenuity, and the history of objects, it has really been enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
By the way, my site AustinDixon.com has lots of good book recommendations, so if you're looking for something good to read while you self quarantine, I've got you covered. Fantasy, Scifi, Classics, Non-Fiction. Something for everybody, so check it out. I'm also working on my list of top Pencils and Pens, so stay tuned!