Last night during one of my insomniac brainstorms (if you’ve never had one of those, basically it’s when you can’t sleep because YOU’RE COMING UP WITH IDEAS THAT WILL SAVE THE WORLD) I took my phone off my bedside table and wrote down some of my ideas. One note, labeled 12:33 A.M., was just ‘fix Bamboo Pen with knife’. That sounds like something a crazy person would say, doesn’t it? But it was just enough to remind me what I was thinking; ‘what if I put a groove in the nib so I could get a better grip on it with my tweezers?’ (for those of you with no clue what I’m talking about, read this post). So today, that’s what I did. And here is my process:
Rescue purse from OmNom.
Grab keychain and try to pull it out. Not be able to. Wonder if your sister glued it to your purse as a terrible practical joke.
Pull out wallet and try again.
Locate pocket knife disguised as a key.
Take the knife off the keychain without slicing your thumb off.
Track down tweezers, pen, and extra nibs.
Cut a groove all the way around the old nib.
By the way, it’s not easy to cut something and take a picture of yourself cutting something when you only have two hands. Be impressed.
With tweezers, grab the nib by the groove and slowly pull.
Take out the extra nibs.
Put the new nib in the opening.
Slowly slide it further into the pen.
Yay! Your pen works now!