This winter — I tell you what. It’s really kicked my butt so far. Between a record-setting month for snowfall, and several days of -12° (or less) weather, I’m ready to leave Indiana behind.
Being stuck at home has given me ample time to work on a big writing project, however, and that writing project has given me an opportunity to test out a few new products for review!
Top to bottom: Midori Brass Bullet Pencil, bulk “blank” umpire bullet pencil, and antique Fort Wayne Johnston Stock Yards bullet pencil (not reviewed)
Photo from eBay auction page
Man. Man oh man. There is a beautiful Yikes! branded pencil sharpener on eBay right now. Though there are only 3 days left, there are no bids! The last thing I should be doing is bidding on it, as I don’t need a $10-quality pencil sharpener for $20 (or way more). But it would look great next to my collection of Yikes! pencils, wouldn’t it?
Photo from auction page
As I mentioned in my post about Yikes! pencils, the sharpeners seem to be pretty darn rare to find. The seller also has an auction for a couple wacky Yikes! branded erasers, still in their blister packaging. I actually don’t remember these from my youth, so I am loving the language from the back of the package that the seller posted:
Spend more time erasing than writing? Here’s just what you need—a true triple-whammy of primo mistake-munchers in color combinations from your worst nightmares.
Tow away your worst word wrecks with WRECK-TANGULAR erasers. Go ape for the shape of TRIANGULAR erasers. Get your hand on something that’s totally TWISTED.
Now all three are together in YIKES! Mondo-Combo Eraserama. But use with caution—with color clashes this loud, you could put an ear out.
I wonder how long these items have been sitting in the back of someone’s supply closet?
UPDATE: Ooh! It looks like there is another, alternately colored sharpener, too! This one looks like it must’ve been the option for girls, as there is more pink and purple involved.
Okay, so I see now that if I want to continue with video reviews, I need a better camera than my crappy non-HD FlipCam. I’ll see what I can do about that. Meanwhile, I hope you can power through it.