I've been making notecards all night, and of course, this isn't a very exciting task. I'm also on some mild nyquil which only worsens my sense of distractedness. Somewhere around flash card #50 it suddenly dawns on me that black pen is possibly the dullest color of ink you can buy. How could I let the quality of my econ vocabulary drop to such a low level?? I had to make a change. I decided on blue pen. Still traditional (still wouldn't bleed through to the other side) but yet-- had a jazz all its own. I reached over to my pen holder and realized with a sudden rush of horror: I have NO blue pens! Purple, green, pink, yes. all there. But not a single normal ball-point trusty blue. Where, I aks you, have all the blue pens gone?!?!? What kind of anit-blue conspiracy IS THIS??? What's going on in this crazy world?!?!?!!