random words blog

random words and thoughts and pictures and ramblings... maybe some crafty product stuff and videos. 

words...always words...

..yes. yes, we are racing.

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

yes.  yes, we are racing.
even if it is only in my head, if we are next to each other on the treadmill, or passing each other on the trail? we.are.ALWAYS.racing.
i know, i know - compete with yourself, they say.
it's allll about just doing your own PR.  who has time to see what other people are doing?
be nice.
nice.
i'm nice!
it's just that...in my head, i always have to compete, try harder, be better.
even if it's just to outrun the voices in my head.
so yeah...those sidelong glances at your speed on the treadmill?  i'm doing that..
but when we're done - i'm going to compliment you on your run.
Need a new running shirt?  or just a competitive reading shirt? need to give voice to
find them all at a clever shirt collection...

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..yes. yes, we are racing.

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

yes.  yes, we are racing.
even if it is only in my head, if we are next to each other on the treadmill, or passing each other on the trail? we.are.ALWAYS.racing.
i know, i know - compete with yourself, they say.
it's allll about just doing your own PR.  who has time to see what other people are doing?
be nice.
nice.
i'm nice!
it's just that...in my head, i always have to compete, try harder, be better.
even if it's just to outrun the voices in my head.
so yeah...those sidelong glances at your speed on the treadmill?  i'm doing that..
but when we're done - i'm going to compliment you on your run.
Need a new running shirt?  or just a competitive reading shirt? need to give voice to
find them all at a clever shirt collection...

Read more


sunday working, saving the starfish and big honking summer sale

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

although everyone loves to sleep in, brunch and beach it on Sundays...I still love working on the store on these sunny Sundays...i think it is because, when I was in global learning / HR at the Huge McNormous corporate manufacturing company, Sunday was the only day that i had to be creative.
the rest of the week, i was running through airports, putting on my corporate face through endless meetings and then running to dinners, and the hotel and back to the airport to start all over...  still makes me a little nauseous to think of it..
So Sunday - that was the day that I planned for all week.  Monday-Friday, I drew little sketches of my items on the borders of printed agendas, and surreptitiously shopped online for supplies.  I checked my little website store to see if i'd gotten any sales or even just some likes.
Saturday was for laundry and errands and getting my personal life together.
Sunday though...Sunday was for the creative person hiding inside.  Sundays saved me, so that I could go out the rest of the week and save some starfish...
And i still love putting my creative face out there on this day..
And oh yeah...  there's a BIG HONKING SUMMER SALE COMING!! stay tuned...:)

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sunday working, saving the starfish and big honking summer sale

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

although everyone loves to sleep in, brunch and beach it on Sundays...I still love working on the store on these sunny Sundays...i think it is because, when I was in global learning / HR at the Huge McNormous corporate manufacturing company, Sunday was the only day that i had to be creative.
the rest of the week, i was running through airports, putting on my corporate face through endless meetings and then running to dinners, and the hotel and back to the airport to start all over...  still makes me a little nauseous to think of it..
So Sunday - that was the day that I planned for all week.  Monday-Friday, I drew little sketches of my items on the borders of printed agendas, and surreptitiously shopped online for supplies.  I checked my little website store to see if i'd gotten any sales or even just some likes.
Saturday was for laundry and errands and getting my personal life together.
Sunday though...Sunday was for the creative person hiding inside.  Sundays saved me, so that I could go out the rest of the week and save some starfish...
And i still love putting my creative face out there on this day..
And oh yeah...  there's a BIG HONKING SUMMER SALE COMING!! stay tuned...:)

Read more