I got a set of chalk pastels for my birthday in '99. What I'd asked for was oil pastels, because I really loathe and detest chalk with all of my being. Think I got a decent product out of them, though. This one showed up in the school yearbook that year -- a disappointment for me, since I had sketches I liked much better, but this was the one the yearbook staff happened to catch me drawing, so this was the one that went in. Oh well.