In other random & happy news: minor crisis averted! There is ONE pen in the house currently that I enjoy writing with: my trusty blue Bic Cristal pen. Now that my favorite pen ever has officially gone to the pencil box in the sky, BBC is my new favorite. And I couldn't find it this morning! EEEK! But, I did finally find it, so all is right with the world.
You are so endearingly insane. But let me just out it out there. There's only ONE acceptable Bic Cristal pen color, and it ain't blue.
ETA: Incidentally I just bought a pack (in the right color) at Target. 10 for $1.14.