You really need to have a writing implement handy all the time. At midnight by your bed, or in the car, or when you're stuck in a turbulence-tossed 737 at 32,000 feet, when you need to write it down, you need something with which to write.
I'm always losing pens. This year, I've lost a Fisher Space Pen on each long trip. I need a pen of last resort.
But the Pen Of Last Resort doesn't have to be borrowed from a harried flight attendant. I was reading the New Yorker the other day and found saw a great idea and now Eastgate has a good supply the The Wallet Pen -- a small, sterling silver pen that tucks into the fold of your wallet. You won't lose it, and you'll always know where to find it when your pen walks off or gets left in the car, and it's just $39.95 .
Testing 1.2.3: Just to test a new bit of Tinderbox technology, here's an order link right off this page. If you order right here -- through Friday only -- you'll save $5 (and help me debug this feature). Let me know if things go wrong, ok?