I've finally found a Christmas list I can bop too (it's a mix of new and old). Will I be listening to it on repeat all month? Yup!
I have a few calligraphy pens, but they're the more (to me) advanced ink dipped pens. So I bought a cheaper calligraphy pen (with the nib in place) that was like a ball point pen. It lasted a while, for me to get some practice in with my letters and for me to write one letter. Then the nib broke. Not like a little...it fell apart and ink went everyone (luckily on paper I had been practicing on). So I guess I'll go back to my nibs and oblique pens that can be washed. I have a few different ones, including a glass pen that I bought on a whim in Milan. The one I think I'm going to start using to practice and write with I bought from JetPens. It's a moblique calligraphy pen (so the nib can be placed on the side and straight on).
Jetpens is a dangerous website anyways. If you have an acute stationery hoarding issue and no regards for your overflowing sticker stash. I am an adult and I still put stickers in my calendar. Ha!
I watched the D.B. Cooper documentary on HBO. It's called "The Mystery of D.B. Cooper." They talk about Cooper and talk to relatives/friends of possible Cooper suspects.
I only know the basics of D.B. Cooper but the film doesn't go into anymore detail (perhaps because there isn't any?). A man named Dan Cooper hijacked a plane in 1971 with a bomb, forcing it to land. He let the other passengers off in exchange for $200,000 and four parachutes. The plane then took off again. He sent the airplane crew up to the pilots and then jumped out of the plane. He's never been found and neither has most of the money. No one knows who he was. The sketch that was produced could be an exact likeness or a general look (apparently he was "average").
Lots of people have claimed to be him, or have relatives who might be him.
The documentary presents four suspects, and gives interviews with relatives/friends of those suspects. One is a man who confessed on his deathbed, one is a former pilot, one is another hijacker, and one is a man who disappeared after appearing hurt at the family home claiming he hijacked a plane. It also talks to people who search the woods for Cooper's parachutes.
Some of the money (about $5,000) was found buried in the ground by a kid in 1980. The rest of the money wasn't found and there wasn't any other clues mentioned.
It was fun to watch. I had no idea who he could have been and I don't lean one way or another. I always assumed he didn't make it but perhaps he did. The only thing my mind changed on was perhaps allowing that he survived the jump...although I still think that is less likely. I guess I'm in the camp that he didn't make it but people like to attach themselves to a story.