Coming clean

It’s been awhile, and I need to be honest. Are you ready?

I quit that job after ONE DAY. Call me crazy? Okay, please do. But I took a crap “administrative asst.” job for a lousy 12K a year from desperation, and during the one day I discovered this dude was going to give me one week of vacation a year – after one year. Oh, and he wanted me to clean the mens’ shop toilets. And mail out his “vintage cigar collection.” Which he stored in the….mens’ shop toilets.

So, I’m coming clean and admitting I was not prepared to clean men’s toilets. I’m not too good for it. Not at all — when I was a store manager, I took such pride and ownership in my store I cleaned those shitters until you could eat off of them. But this dude wasn’t up front with me, and frankly, I’ve been aiming TOO LOW. I’m tired of going down in the world. It’s time to go up.

I have a better job on the line. It’s not definite, but I interviewed for three hours this week. It’s decent, it’s marketing, it’s for a good company. We’ll see. It won’t shake down until after Easter. I will keep you informed. I won’t be announcing things on Facebook like last time. Facebook — the great chain letter of the Internet!

I did my craft show yesterday — one of THREE I do a year now, and I had the possibility to add a fourth, but I’ve decided not to. This was the first annual Odd Duck Bazaar, and it was nice but I didn’t clear the money I wanted, or that I usually do in October. So, we’ll see about next year, and hope October is better. Here are shots of some of my new merch:

I had these shirts made with our logo for us and the dummy to wear — and the scarf and matching vintage pin is one of my faves. It didn't sell but I'm listing it on Etsy. The pin is also a pendant, as you can see.

I love making these sawtooth lace collars, which I think are perfect for punching up a shirt or dress. The white one with the clock sold - I knew it would. Very Alice/or steampunk.

I always make last-minute stuff the week of the show, and this time it was jewlery. These two sold, glory be!

So it was a good day, and as always, a learning experience. Most of the customers and fellow vendors were great. I love seeing the creativity of the other sellers, and always wish I had the time and/or money to buy from them. I need a new wallet, and these folks have JUST what I want. But we got so busy, it was not to be. For me, half the joy is seeing the perfect girl buy the perfect hat from me. A lovely blond bought a pink silk beret and wore it around all day. Frankly, seeing her look so much better in it than me was worth it more than the profit. I truly mean that.

What I don’t like is the stupid cow in her late 40s wearing the 30 pounds of silver jewelry and Hello Kitty T-shirt who felt like telling me how “redesign” my wares. Hey, she bought some stuff, but not until she told me I should do THIS like THAT, and THAT looked like it belonged on a mental patient. Huh and UGH. Listen, sister, when you stop dressing 20 years too young, stop smoking and oversharing about your breast-feeding (I’m not joking), and THEN make it to the front page of Etsy and get your designs published, you can come back and tell me what to do.

Until them, please do suck a dry dirty cock.


We’re going to see The Arctic Monkeys this Thursday in Miami. Here’s a favorite video with one of my all-time crushes, Paddy Considine. Enjoy!



  1. Toni · March 29, 2010

    I once walked out of a job after being there for four hours. They were o.k., I just realized it wasn’t a good fit. I gave them the it’s not you it’s me speech and I left. I’m keeping my fingers crossed about this next job hopefully it’s the right one.

  2. Gina · March 29, 2010

    We’ve discussed the job, and I think you did the right thing. I’m glad the fair went well. You wares look great to me, and I’m trying to decide how I could “rock” one of those lace collars…

  3. Bonnie · April 1, 2010

    You do what you have to do to wake up in the morning and feel like you still like your self and your life. No shame in that.

    Love it when people tell you how to redesign your stuff.

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