Not a real blog post today...
Just a wee bit o' complaining.
Because I can do that, right? Isn't that what blogs are for?
A student emailed me over the weekend with some fantastic news
The kind of news that should have me dancing in the streets.
Instead, I wanted to find the nearest brick wall and bang my head against it.
My beloved colored Copic Multiliners have been undiscontinued
Yep. They discontinued these pens last year (2016) and I went into mourning because I use them, like every single freekin' day.
My student got an early copy of the 2017 catalog and they're back.
I checked the Imagination International website and they're back there too.
I've been busy, so maybe I missed the newsletter announcement, or maybe it's an announcement timed for CHA (the large Craft Hobby Assoc) show this month.
Anyway, the point is that I should be ridiculously happy and yet...
Why do I feel like grabbing a pitchfork?
Well, here's what happens when someone who uses a product daily gets word that said product has been discontinued:
3 Red replacement cartridges = $10 or so
2 Orange replacement cartridges = $6 or thereabouts
2 Yellow replacement cartridges = $6 about
2 Green replacement cartridges = $6
3 Turquoise replacement cartridges = $10
3 Sky Blue replacement cartridges = $10
2 Cobalt replacement cartridges = $6
3 Purple replacement cartridges = $10
2 Pink replacement cartridges = $6
1 Wind replacement cartridge = $3
5 Sepia replacement cartridges = $15
5 Gray replacement cartridges = $15
But that's not all. Because I teach classes with these things, so I had to scramble for a replacement product that my home-store could carry. So days of research and this:
1 set of Stabillo = $15
1 set of Staedtler = $20
1 set of Le Pen = $18
1 set of Zig Mellennium = $17
So this little adventure in undiscontinuedland cost me about $173
And that's why I'm grumpy.