I like pens. And pencils. But it's only 20% love for pencils and 80% love for pens. I remember my first tries to learn writing. My grand mother Nina, who helped me a lot in my endeavours to write with the pencil first and then she advised me the shortcut - just 'highlighting' pencil crookies with 4 basic colours in pen. That was really intriguing to write one and the same word - simple and plain - and get 5 versions of it - in blue, black, green, and red. But number 5 was always in pencil - the prototype as I called it for myself.
So may be it's the reason why I love 80% pens (4 colours) and only 20% (1 grey colour) pencil. The glamorous box of 64 Koh-i-noors don't count - because they were amazing but another, a separate game set for me.
Here at about three I grew the disappointment for my family. It has become clear - that I'm going to grow up a leftie. That was not an extra-ordinary thing - especially when two of my grand fathers, and one out of my three uncles were left-handed gentlemen. But it very much disappointed my great-grand Father - Peter. And I very soon learned how to draw and write to my own amusement with my left hand and switch instantly to my right as my dear great-grand Father Peter appeared on the horizon. Grateful to his shouting at me when I was 3 - as a result. At school I wrote fast with my left and underlined and highlighted what was needed with my right hand. Some teachers thought I was cheating, but I never actually cared. Thus saving time and eventually growing ambidexter.
Yeah, most people think I am a leftie - but if you push me on my back I'll step up with my right foot. )) I write with my left - but typing both hands, yep I can write with my right hand - but it's not cozy and neat - that's why I prefer to write with my left hand.
And here is the person I want to thank for his invention - Ladislao Biro in Argentina (Circa 1978 (the year I was born))
The man invented the ball pen - and I - personally -was not made a 'righteous' right-handed person - because it it impossibe to write neatly holding a goose feather as a pen in your left hand, you'll smear all the handwriting immediately. And for this invention Mr. Laslo Biro - we - lefties - thank you.