I tend to write in pencil all the time. I have to use pens for bills and a few other things, but I really prefer pencil. And I've taken to using all one kind of pencil. I found that all those different designs and random heights didn't fit the decor of my home. So now I keep a couple of julep cups in places I like to write and I fill them with Dixon Tri-Conderogas. They are cheap and I buy boxes of them at Wal-Mart.