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Continuity of the Pen Addict Thread

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Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

hey, i got my pens! yes, 200 of them...the ones i have been looking for since central park was a flower pot. all because of the pen thread. of course, now, to make it complete, all brian has to do is make allnurses pens available and i can stop jonesing for a minute.

:whck::anpom::dncgbby::hpygrp:*wine:dncgcpd::tinkbll::nmbrn::lvan:

now, i don't look too happy, do i? :chuckle

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

you got your pens !!! awesome !!! i am green with envy .... and happy for you !!! weeee hooo

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

What Pens?!

Sue, where have you been? Check out the Are You Closet A Pen Addict Thread. Over 20 pages of nurses who have admitted openly of our addiction to pens of all sorts...pharmaceutical pens, sharpies, Bic pens; all sorts of demons came out of the closet. We admitted how we steal from each other, our loved ones, how we had to get even with people who stole our beloved pens. Some admitted to having boxes of pens that were collected over the years from drug reps. And, some of the moderators told us that they have allnurse pens, so, some of us (me included), have been sending deals, pleas and demands for them for ourselves. We were not ashamed. What happened was I have a favorite pen that I was only able to obtain from stores that advertise and that was only on occasion. One of the nurses gave me the website where they can be obtained, and (yes), I ordered 200 of them...because I placed my own logo on them. And, I was just bragging.

You will still talk to me, won't you?:chuckle

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

you got your pens !!! awesome !!! i am green with envy .... and happy for you !!! weeee hooo

Yeah, I'll probably sleep better tonight:yawn::up::p...the world is mine...

You will still talk to me, won't you?:chuckle

I no longer have the oen obsession because I now have a desk, and people have stopped glomming 'em.

I still love you.

:)

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

I no longer have the oen obsession because I now have a desk, and people have stopped glomming 'em.

I still love you.

:)

:up::heartbeat Awww, thanks. What is an addiction between friends? And, the world would not be the same without you. I love you, Sue!:bow: ( I might still steal your pen, but...you know...)

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

Yeah, I'll probably sleep better tonight:yawn::up::p...the world is mine...

what's it like to have the world at your feet..?? lol ... you make me laugh :yeah::D:bow::bow::bow::bow:

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

Yanno what frightens me? The fact that I totally UNDERSTAND all this!! LOL

nrsang97, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 19 years experience.

Me too. I was at Target today and had to force myself not to go to the school supply section to see what pens were there. I would have bought some if DH weren't there to stop me.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

Uh-huh.........I'm hearing you there!

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

what's it like to have the world at your feet..?? lol ... you make me laugh :yeah::D:bow::bow::bow::bow:

Not sure, yet, but I have 200 pens to write about it when I get some inspiration...:D:smokin:

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

Yanno what frightens me? The fact that I totally UNDERSTAND all this!! LOL

It's a beautiful thing to be part of a special club...:smokin::D

NurseKatie08, MSN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Transplant, Education. Has 12 years experience.

Oh, I loved the pen addict thread, because I'm totally out of the closet. Even when I was a little kid, my favorite thing was school supply shopping. I admit, I felt a twinge of jealousy when I went to Staples with my best friend who was stocking up on school stuff because she's still in college. I graduated in May, and don't know what to do with myself because I have no school supplies to buy.

But, tomorrow I'm going to buy new pens to start my first RN job with!!

So excited!!

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

Oh, I loved the pen addict thread, because I'm totally out of the closet. Even when I was a little kid, my favorite thing was school supply shopping. I admit, I felt a twinge of jealousy when I went to Staples with my best friend who was stocking up on school stuff because she's still in college. I graduated in May, and don't know what to do with myself because I have no school supplies to buy.

But, tomorrow I'm going to buy new pens to start my first RN job with!!

So excited!!

There are plenty of uses for pens as a new RN (congrats, by the way). Get plenty of colors...red for alerts, green for okay, yellow for reminders...all sorts of special codes just for you. In addition, you will be learning even more, so, get all of the pens that you need. And, think about it...NOW, you can get pens from drug reps, managed care, and even more goodies, like stick ups shaped like feet, stress sponges shaped like capsules, feet, etc... So many more opportunities, so many new addictions.

A few years ago, a diabetic rep came with stuffed 'animals' shaped like triglycerides, musles, a heart, the pancreas, and all sorts of stuff. He used to look specifically for me before he gave them out to anyone else...:redpinkhe

lyceeboo

Specializes in med/surg, ortho, rehab, ltc.

Sue, where have you been? Check out the Are You Closet A Pen Addict Thread. Over 20 pages of nurses who have admitted openly of our addiction to pens of all sorts...pharmaceutical pens, sharpies, Bic pens; all sorts of demons came out of the closet. We admitted how we steal from each other, our loved ones, how we had to get even with people who stole our beloved pens. Some admitted to having boxes of pens that were collected over the years from drug reps. And, some of the moderators told us that they have allnurse pens, so, some of us (me included), have been sending deals, pleas and demands for them for ourselves. We were not ashamed. What happened was I have a favorite pen that I was only able to obtain from stores that advertise and that was only on occasion. One of the nurses gave me the website where they can be obtained, and (yes), I ordered 200 of them...because I placed my own logo on them. And, I was just bragging.

You will still talk to me, won't you?:chuckle

lol! I musta missed that one and I totally have this problem. Funny stuff. Congrats on scoring the pens. ;-)

BookwormRN

Specializes in Med/Surg.

I just don't know what I'm going to do when the drug reps stop handing out pens.

My new fav is a purple and yellow Levaquin pen-writes like a dream!!!

shellsgogreen

Specializes in ICU.

You know, I think I've become the pen dealer at work - word got out that I have a stash of great pens, and now everyone from housekeeping right thru to the MD's snag pens from me.

Pretty soon I'll have to either start charging or stamping my pens with

"Hands off":chuckle

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