Apparently Sharpie also has a new pencil that writes like a pen, but is made of LIQUID lead that erases. I will be on the look out for that!!
The other new thing I probably need is a backpack. There is a hole wearing through the outer layer in one corner, so once the inside cloth wears, I will have to get a new one. I've been wanting one with a laptop sleeve since the first time last term I had to carry a backpack full of a books AND a computer bag with my laptop, so it is not entirely a bad thing that I may have to get a new one.