We Sydney folk are just far to busy making money to waste time, you know, socialising! Time is money!
Although... I have met the ColdEyedPugilist and can report that he is a thorough gentleman (and not nearly so violent as his alias would suggest)
Pens...I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention....but I will mention them anyway. I have three which I use - I just grab one in the morning and stick with it for the day. I have a Mont Blanc, a Lamy al-star and a Graf von Faber Castell (which I think has the best nib). Somone mentioned Sailor pens a while back. I have tried a few and the nibs on those are superb - if I get another pen, not that I need one, it will be a Sailor.