Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Does anyone ELSE want to ask me why I don't have an entry for "ceramic"?


You people are picture Nazis.

In other news, the people at the drug store last night made me give my ID and then sign my soul away to buy Sudafed. I was expecting them to deliver it to me in a Hazmat suit next. Are we sure this shit is safe? Maybe I don't want to take it. Then Hoop had to go and screw with the cashier. "I'd like thirty boxes, please." I could practically see her hand hovering over the 911 speed dial. She gauged him to be joking, fortunately. I could tell by the way she answered him when he said he was going to take all the pills at one time. "Go ahead," she replied. It was almost a dare.

I had a dream last night that I had a pet squirrel. His name was Stu. We took all kinds of goofy pictures together. Then he turned rabid and I had to kill him. Then I went on Etsy this morning and saw
this. Coincidence? I think so. I can't believe that woman wants $21 for that thing. Bleh. Just because she owns a glue gun, does not mean she should USE it. The only thing that made up for it was that I found this. Then I went "Squeeee!" Not really. Who says squeeee? But I was kind of blue afterwards. Who knew there were so many talented and brilliant people in the world. How am I ever going to take it over?

My boss is gone for the week. But that doesn't mean the quiet of the sales room has extended to MY office. No. The sound of my boss's aggravated nose whistles has followed him from Alabama straight into my phone. He's called no less than five times since Monday, instructing me to send various business-related things to his Crackberry. I finally told him that maybe he should just skip having fun and come back to the office. He hasn't called since. Perhaps I should take my vacation next week. It might not be safe to come in.

Daily Hoop Conversation:
Tink: I went to the gas station and the *Unabomber called me "sweetheart"!
Hoop: No way.
Tink: He even smiled when he said it.
Hoop: Like a normal human being?
Tink: Uh huh.
Hoop: You know, the only other time I've seen him act nice was when there was a hot chick in line. I think he has a thing for the ladies.
Tink: Maybe.
Hoop: He's a sexy terrorist.

*What Hoop and I nicknamed the gas station attendant because he always looks like he wants to blow the place up.

Labels: ,


At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Reb said...

Love the nightmare catcher! Maybe it will catch that squirrel thing?

"The sound of my boss's aggravated nose whistles has followed him from Alabama straight into my phone." that is just funny, poor Tink.

At 12 March, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I didn't know that my blog was a top referrer to yours! Gee,things happen :)
OMG, Hope Stu's soul isn't haunting Esty!(maybe his body)

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Melanie said...

I love the nightmare catcher!!! and the squirrel broach? yikes. double yikes. who goes to Alabama for fun?

sexy terrorist. heh.

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Doc said...

Terrorists need love too... LOL!

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Knight said...

I never realized how great the name Stu would be for a squirrel. You just seem to know these things. Why oh why was that ugly broach ever posted on the beloved Etsy?

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife said...

Hey! I think I just found my WAHM job!! Yippeee! I can totally make all kinds of cool $h!t!! I knew about Ebay but I think Esty might be a better market.

Gonna' have to do some research!

Oh, you made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Love it!!! Thanks!

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Mike said...

You know, I never had a dream about killing squirrels.

I did wake up once to a dead squirrel.

The dog loves me enough to get me presents!

Ever had Garlic Fried Squirrel?

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Brody said...

I see you're making meth again. Can you sell that on Etsy?

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger captain corky said...

"I had a dream last night that I had a pet squirrel. His name was Stu. We took all kinds of goofy pictures together. Then he turned rabid and I had to kill him."

Um...I think this how Charlie Manson got his start too. ;)

At 12 March, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once tried to purchase 4 boxes of (store brand) Sudafed. They only let me buy 3. I was bummed, since 4 out of the 6 of us had bad colds/allergies at once.
I dinna think I looked like a meth addict!

PS: I confess, I failed to ask you why you didn't post any ceramic pics. I was too busy ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the ones you did post, to notice that blaring discrepancy. Next time, I will pay closer attention! :)

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Newt said...

So, did you buy the nightmare catcher? He's too cool.

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Maggie said...

Not sure I'd want a unibomber having the hots for me - eeew.

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger meno said...

i did notice that there was no ceramic entry, but i just thought you forgot.

The squirrel thing is loathesome. But $25 for the other thing is pretty outrageous too. At least that one is cute.

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

Hey ... Did you know that you didn't post a ceramic pic yesterday? ;-)

I agree with Melanie. I've never heard of anyone going to Alabama voluntarily.

I think we need a vlog entry from the Unibomber.

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Sunshine said...

I would like to know what kind of whackjob would wear a squirrel brooch.

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Cat Herder said...

You know you've got a crystal meth lab in your laundry room, ya sudafed-cracked up junkie. Sheesh.

At 12 March, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - I made that squirrel brooch. It took me three days. And I WAS going to give it to you!

Just kidding. But I can make you the nightmare thingy very easily... Do you have a color preference?

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger R.E.H. said...

It is to be expected, Tink. Who could possibly not smile when you're around?

Way to go handling your boss on the phone too. I mean, that's the whole idea behind the boss going on vacation, right - that you don't have to listen to the guy?

BTW... I noticed yesterday - you didn't have any pics of ceramic... (sorry, I had to...) ;)

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger gr said...

you didn't post a ceramics pic yesterday because you havn't gotten your order from ME yet, dammit----the elephant teapots are glazed and hopefully fired and available for your viewing soon and the heck with all these impatient losers.....

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

But... but... you didn't answer our question! ;)

The dark side of etsy - at least it wasn't a REAL squirrel, right?

I bought Sudafed yesterday, too, and was interrogating the cashier. "What if I lose my box of Sudafed and have to come back and buy more?!" etc.

At 12 March, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where IS the ceramic picture?

I'll forgive you this one time because I really love the monster! Squeeee!!! Or is it squeal?

Did you take the sudafed before you dreamed about the squirrel? Coincidence?

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger Alli said...

WOW! That squirrel thing is freakin hideous. WHAT IS IT????

At 12 March, 2008, Blogger furiousBall said...

compliments from psychos are layered, like onions.

did you show him your elbows?

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger Jo said...

That squirrel looks like he might be made of ceramic, you could start to fill that void with him!

Etsy lady says he's a brooch?! I'm thinking of buying 2, one for each boob. That'll give my rack a totally new kind of attention.

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger flutter said...

I call the gal who always craps at work, the Unabomber!!

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger Christy said...

I have had to sign my soul away for sudafed as well. In fact, I'm pretty sure the sudafed devil owns me now.

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger g-man said...

Next time you do a video blog you can "Squeeeee" :) Yanno for laughs. I have other ideas for Stu ...

I bet the unibomber would sell you r sudafed...

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger Sparkling Red said...

R.I.P. Stu.

Last night I dreamed that I was friends with a girl, but when I got close to her she became a ferret. She snuggled against my neck, and purred when I tickled her belly.

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

Yesterday, the husband was disturbed. He called me to see the disturbance. I did not arrive in time, but apparently, a squirrel in our backyard had another squirrels entire head in his mouth.

It really distressed the husband. He even went outside to investigate. I was happy to have missed the entire thing.

Nightmare for sure if I had been witness to one squirrel eating another.

I'm telling you, they are only RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE, errr . . . I mean, rats with fuzzy tails.

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger mamatulip said...

Just checking to see if I read that right -- you got CARDED for buying SUDAFED?

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

In answer to your question on my blog. . .

The husband said, "yes" when I asked him if the squirrels body was still attached to the head which was in the other squirrels mouth.

My next question, "was it alive or dead?" He was wondering the same thing - he even ran outside to see if he could find them 2 rats with fuzzy tails. No dice. So, we both don't know the answer to that one.

creepy. It really freaked the husband out too. I'm glad I didn't witness it. Squirrels are weird.

At 13 March, 2008, Anonymous a. beaverhausen said...

I would never nag you about posting (or not) a picture of something ceramic. I'm just that kind of a gal. Also...please come by and tell me about your favorite crayon color. Please?

At 13 March, 2008, Blogger No More Empty Fortune Cookies said...

actually, I say "squeeee" all the time, doesn't everyone???

you crack me up.

Fortune Cookies: what are we gonna do tomorrow, Tink?

Tink: Same thing we do every day, Fortune Cookies...Try to Take Over THE WORLD!"

At 13 March, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh-Oh....She's mad at us now. No post for today!

(I'm just kidding! You must be busy!)

At 14 March, 2008, Blogger Tawcan said...

Terrorists dig ladies too lol.

At 14 March, 2008, Anonymous Raven said...

Holy shit I want the nightmare snatcher!

That is bloody awesome incarnate!

I took pictures of ducks because of your bird pics. FYI. Maybe when I come to Fl in June, I'll have something cooler to take pics of than the bayou behind my house.

At 17 March, 2008, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

I didn't care that you didn't do Ceramic... however, being an artist I would like to challenge you to up the anty on your Origami!! :)

Oh it's cool, we can't all be Aunt Jackie's. What?? You want to see some of MY ORIGAMI??

Well maybe... one of these days if you're really really good. (And I stop procrastinating).


At 18 March, 2008, Blogger Chatty said...

Oh. My. God. I gotta tell you Tink - usually I check in to see what you and Hoop are up to, and to get my words for the week - I usually avoid clicking on the "etsy" links because that place is dangerous for me. But I was just perusing tonight (a few days late but "squee" caught my eye) - and, I went to the etsy links. WTF??? I wish I could bold and underline the "WTF"! "A sweet squirrel"? Okay. For the record, these "sweet squirrels" come 2 to a card at Joann's for under 3 bucks. But...wait for it..."with a SAFETY PIN on the back" so that you can "attach it to anything"...and all for $21. The woman (I'm assuming it's a woman - what with the sweet squirrel and gingham and all) wants 21 bucks but didn't even spring for a decent pin backing? What a deal! And the monster thing? Jeez - this isn't even a ONE OF A KIND item like the sweet squirrel...she has MORE OF THEM in EVEN MORE OBNOXIOUS colors. Wow.
Tink, maybe I should check out more of your "etsy" items...because I was seriously thinking about trying to sell some of my handmade paper there, but now I have to re-think. And also go there for pure amusement purposes - apparently there are lots of people out there who think their homemade crap is worth beaucoup bucks! As always, a visit to your blog is entertaining and ENLIGHTENING!


Post a Comment

<< Home