So this is kind of a sad story.
The year was 1999. I had disposable income (probably the last time), and a complete love of pens. Specifically the Fisher Space Pen. Have you heard of it? Best pen ever invented. It can write upside down, under water, and at temperatures of -50 to 250 degrees. How cool is that?
(And let me just say right now that there is a vicious rumor that NASA spent billions developing the Space Pen while the Russians just used a pencil. It's total BS and anyone who repeats such vile slander should die violently at the hands of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Initially both NASA and the Russian Space program used pencils, but they sucked, the lead could break off and kill, plus catch on fire. The good people at Fisher developed the space pen and offered it to NASA, and they were thrilled. And the Russian space program took it up too. So there!)
Also, I got this amazing Sensa Pen. What made Sensa so great? Well, they not only had the Fisher Space pen refill for ink, but they used this molding gel as a grip. A wonderful pen, and actually my day-to-day go to pen. (The MARS was too special to carry around.)
You can see this coming, but in the "space" of two weeks both were gone. My beautiful Sensa pen fell out of a plane I was loading, and I lost the MARS pen after a horrific argument with my (at the time) girlfriend's step-mother. (I went back several days later and literally tore the house up looking for that pen. I even pulled up the carpets. This house was always immaculate, and since I was only in a few rooms, the only possible conclusion I could draw was that she threw it away out of spite.)a Sensa pen would be amazing. (The Classic and Zephyr are both incredible.
If the price scares you, there is also this neato Aeropen, also with the Fisher refill. Not quite as comfortable, but I'd still love it.
They do have the MARS pens reduced, but they aren't engraved and still cost way too much. But some day......)
And please, people, even if you would never ever EVER buy me a gift, consider getting one of these (or any of the pens at the Fisher site) for someone you care about who loves pens. They will be thrilled! But if you do love me, send the pen to 540 Front Ave. Columbus GA 31901.