So one summer I was doing routine back to school supply shopping and I was probably moments away from dying of boredom when I came across something that caught my eye, something that grabbed my attention and drew me straight to it… The Power Rangers action figure section. But my Mom quickly reminded me that I was shopping for learning instruments, not Megazords. It was shortly after this happened that I discovered Gel Pens. Now, they aren’t as exciting as toys and I think they were mostly used by girls — but I was artsy and couldn’t pass on such festive pens. These things looked awesome which was an incentive to write notes AND made the boring classwork a little less dull. It took my ADHD down to regular old ADD. All was well at school for a short period, then the backlash came along. These pens had smeary gel or hard to read colors which would eventually take their toll on the patience of our educators. Teachers turned into Gel Pen Nazis who refused to let you and your peers do certain assignments and tests in anything other than blue or black ink and pencil.