Meet the Sancho PENza to my Don Quijote (seriously, if you don’t like puns gtfo), Mechanical Pinckney Hugo Pencil, AKA MPHP. This started as a joke when I accidentally absconded with a colleague’s pencil after a shoot. I promised to take good care of it in the month until I would see Zack again and in a spark of… probably vodka, I decided to get all Flat Stanley with it. So it started going with me everywhere and I would log our adventures and send them to Zack. It just so happened that this time coincided with a cruise to Europe. For someone who can be woefully bad at documenting life MPHP turned out to be a great way to log my journey! Who knew. And thus, a meme was born.

Check out MPHP’s Tumblr here and follow me on social media for blog posts of past (and sometimes present) mechanical pencil adventures or check out the links below:

September 23, 2013 Nashville, TN

September 29, 2013 Transtlatlantic

September 30, 2013 France

October 1, 2013 France

October 4, 2013 Italy

October 6, 2013 Spain

October 8, 2013 Transatlantic

March 21, 2015 Asheville, NC

March 23, 2015 Charlotte, NC

March 27, 2015 The River Styx

March 28, 2015 Cape Coral, FL

March 29, 2015 Charlotte, NC

May 9, 2015 Spain

May 14, 2015 Andorra

May 15, 2015 Andorra

May 16, 2015 Spain

November 2nd, 2016 Spain

December 5th, 2016 Mexico