Friday, September 27, 2013

Goulet Q&A Episode 6, Inks Part 2

This week is Part 2 of my Goulet Q&A topics of "Inks". I have a variety of great ink questions that I was able to answer this week. I got so many questions about ink from announcing the topic two weeks ago that I had to split it up. Next week I'm going to take a little break from the Q&A theming thing, and go back to just an open format where you can ask me any question about ink, pens, paper, or whatever else that you want.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Goulet Q&A Episode 5, Inks Part 1

I set this week's Goulet Q&A theme as "Inks", but clearly that was too broad of a topic! I ended up getting a slew of questions, so many that I had to split the video up into two parts, and even that won't answer all the questions I received. So, I'll give it my best shot. Part 1 here features broader, more general ink questions that touch on a host of different ink properties and recommendations. Part 2 will go a little deeper and answer some more specific questions. At least that's what I was shooting for, it ended up really just being kind of a mix! Anyway, if you want to learn more about ink, at least what I think about ink, these videos should help you. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

30 by 30 by 30: my experience losing 30 pounds

You may have noticed I'm a little thinner than in my older videos, and that's because I've lost 30 pounds in the last 3 months. It hasn't been anything insane, just diet and exercise, but I hit a major personal milestone today and wanted to reflect on my experiences with you.

Brian Goulet's Top 3 Daily Carry Fountain Pens

Though I have a rather extensive pen collection by most standards, I have three that have pretty much become my standby pens that come with me everywhere I go. I'm sure I have different preferences than you might, but here's at least my reasons why my favorite pens to carry around are the Lamy 2000, Pilot Custom 74, and Pilot Metropolitan.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Goulet Q&A Episode 4

This week marks the 4th Goulet Q&A, and to mix things up a bit I decided to focus on the topic "Getting into the fountain pen hobby". I've done a number of Fountain Pen 101 videos intended for the beginners in our fountain pen world, and my motivation for them was to make it easier to get a start than what I experienced when I was trying to figure it all out myself years ago. This Q&A is intended to fill the gaps of anything I might have missed in those videos, and answer any questions you have that I didn't think to include.

For next week's video on Friday, Sept. 20th I'll go with the theme "Ink". You can ask me anything you want to know about fountain pen ink, ink brands, properties, how to choose the right ink, anything along those lines. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monteverde Jewelria Overview

The Monteverde Jewelria is a pen that was released in the summer of 2013, and was overshadowed a little bit by the subsequent release of the more popular Monteverde Intima. Well, it's time I gave the Jewelria the attention it deserves, and what better way to do that than to introduce you to two new finishes for the pen in carbon fiber!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Goulet Q&A Episode 3

This is the third episode of Goulet Q&A, where I answer your fountain pen, ink, and paper questions. Every week I take your questions on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and, and answer them in this video. This week I will be talking about improving handwriting, Noodler's permanent inks, flex nibs, cheap paper, and various pen advice.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Removing a Lamy 2000 Nib

I love the Lamy 2000, but the one thing that is kind of confusing about it is checking the nib size. The hooded nib covers up the stamping of the nib size, so you have to disassemble the pen to check it. I've been asked how to do this, so I thought I'd break it out into a very focused video specifically on the topic.