To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Talents for Sale

My friend Seth said the funniest thing the other day... "I used to play sports, but then I found out you could buy trophies. Now I am good at everything."


I super wish I was sporty or crafty or ... you name it. I always wanted to be one of those people that barely tries and just oozes out talent. Not so. But, some days I am funny. So, that will have to do.

I remember sitting in Kara Pehovajawich's living room, eating candy and watching "Sweet 16". This bratty little girl said "I know people say money doesn't buy happiness and I know that's true, but I think it certainly helps???" Kara and I just looked at each other and laughed and shrugged our shoulders. The little twit may have had a point.

And, so I must admit I am very lucky that at this stage in my life, I can buy things - lots of things. More than I need. Right now my passion is talents. I buy them - mostly on ETSY. I bought this invitation and sent it out for Marci's bridal shower... I bought this tutu as part of my costume for the next Ragnar Relay... and I really wanted some cool artsy type stuff and so I turned to this photographer, who is very clever and artistic and this graphic designer and this artist. I also like the jewelry of this store and also the accessories at this one and also this one...

As, you can probably tell, I could spent all day and my entire income on ETSY. It's like Fred Segal on-line, but WAY cheaper. It has everything you can imagine and all handmade. Uh... how I love ETSY. If I had any profitable talents I would sell stuff there! Do you think I could sell some wit?

1 comment:

Kari said...

Does that tutu come with that bod?