As a long-time lover of the Sharpie brand, I had high hopes for this pen and for it being the brand's latest product release. I've been on the road for a while, but it had just landed on my radar, and the spring body itself is the most attractive of all three. As a fan of Pentel and EnerGel I have high expectations for the Pentels and Ener Gels, while the sharpie S - Gel Pen was the latest product innovation of the brands, so The pen itself is light and easy to hold, with a rounded exterior, which is good as I haven't written much by hand in the last ten years. I use it to write checks and notes to the USPS in case my hand gets lost to write a check or a short note to the USPS to leave a package if you need it somewhere. Otherwise it is conveniently embedded and as comfortable as any other pen or pencil. For some reason I never bought it, I had already blown my budget and ordered all the other stationery, and the moment never felt right. Then as now, I believe that the Urushi 20 is in many ways as good a nomination for the perfect pen as any. I was so intoxicated by Japan's incredible surroundings in Itoya that I bought the damn thing, money was damn it. I had the pen on my wish list, a kind of untapped dream, but I only bought it a few months ago, in the middle of summer 2012, and I am glad I got it. When I got home, I unpacked my suitcase, put all three pens in a pencil holder on my desk and promptly forgot about them. After I opened the pack of pens to use one, the first thing I noticed was the feeling of each one. To use the pen, I copied several sentences into it to be clean, but not quite sure what to do with it. I was upset when I saw that the writing test had left a large ink on my hand. I examined the page and circled around the spot where I saw the ink was smeared and concluded that Ohto Rays ink was dry enough not to transfer to my skin. I was able to see the ink on the side of the ink. As you can see from the typing test, I looked at my hands and realized that as I moved on to the next line of writing, they were blurring the previous one. None of the three pencils did, but the Ohto rays clearly left the slightest amount of ink on my hand. Although I liked to use these pens as at least three competitors, I have to admit that my hands look cleaner than usual. Even after five seconds the ink was not completely dry and was also very susceptible to smudging. No matter how long I paused, ink seeped in and spread, even after five minutes. My hand shows that I left most of the pen behind, but not everything, at least not on my fingers. If you want to take your time, this pen gives you the mental space to read until you are satisfied. If you have actually read something - spiritual space - you can share the finished book with those who love prose and characters written in exuberant detail. As a student going to school, this is not the first pen I would recommend for fasting - writing. The ink holds and the price and the offered position make it accessible to almost everyone. The pen is now in short supply, but now, with every letter I write, I worry that it could be the last before it is exhausted completely. It's quick - drying ink and easy - to use design make this a great pen to use for long periods of time. Saturday was a perfect March day in Pittsburgh, so if you decided to spend the day with me instead of watching the penguins, you would forgive. It was a fast start for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils, but an early goal by Sidney Crosby was all they could muster in a 2-1 overtime loss. The Penguins also managed to score a point in overtime and put away the Devils in the first round of the playoffs with a 3-2 victory. Kasperi Kapanen scored twice in overtime to give Pittsburgh the first of three straight wins that fell at the end of regulation time. Pittsburgh prevailed 4-3 and 1-0 in three overtime games. In four attempts, the Penguins successfully killed all four Devils power plays, including two in the first period while clinging to a one-goal lead. Pittsburgh cashed in on its own in front of goal - period powerplay to take a 1-0 lead into the second. Washington's lead was the most fleeting, lasting 22 seconds before Jake Guentzel tied it with the shaft of his stick with a deft deflection. The Caps came back with two goals in three minutes and 15 seconds to take a 2-1 lead, but were trailing 12-7 in that time.