Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Mmmm...marker.

The only thing that could make sitting in a small, windowless office for 8 hours straight any worse is the lack of ventilation. Sure, modern downtown office buildings usually don't have windows that open, but something other than a slight drift of chilly air might be a nice idea for air circulation. I just finished using the super-duper Sanford Magnum 44 Marker--the mack daddy of all markers. Roughly the size of a stadium kielbasa, but much easier to write with. I love any office supply with disclaimers.
"DANGER: HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. VAPOR HARMFUL. COMBUSTIBLE. Contains toluene and xylene. Use only in a well ventilated area. Do not use or store near heat or flame. Avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call physician immediately. Keep out of reach of children. Do not shake."


Geez, I'm not sure I can handle all the responsibility that comes with using this marker!

p.s. I may have been a bit over-dramatic while writing yesterday's post, but I am still freaked out. If a medical issue does present itself, I'm sure it can be dealt with in a calm, and preferably non-invasive manner. Hell, it could be absolutely nothing!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I play with Toluene and Xylene (or Xylol as the Canadians call it) and the only side effect I have found would be shortened attention span - that also may have to do with the folks I interact with on a daily basis...
If you get Xylene in your eye - it feels like it's eating a hole to your brain.

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Hi Jen, Out surfing for information on ingrown hair & happened upon your site. While Mmmm...marker. wasn't exactly spot on, it did strike a note with me. Thank you for the really good read.

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