Right now I relate to that clip of Paul Rudd on "Hot Ones" where they are saying, “Look at us. Who would have thought? Not me!” You know that clip, right? Go google it right now. I'll wait.
I started Little em. with very Little direction. Plus I’m sort of a quitter, but LOOK AT US, who would have thought? Two whole years of being in business, like actual business! Not just me funding my own hobby. Little em is definitely not where it should be after two years of business, but it has been able to reach some really great milestones.
We’ve sold over 1,000 air fresheners, and the new items launched earlier this year are doing just as great. Speaking of the launch, I started the Little blog, and while only my mother reads it, I’ve been really enjoying working on it. (Hi Mom!) We’ve shipped to 38 states, and we’re in 5 different retail stores. Really early on, we were featured in Voyage Houston Magazine! I thought this paragraph would be longer, but that’s okay! Maybe in two more years I’ll have a longer list of accomplishments.
Little em. wouldn’t be anywhere without the customers (and the silent admirers!). So, I want to thank you. Thank you for the support, and thank you for loving the stuff I design! I want to keep doing this for as long as you’ll let me. I have so many more ideas, and new stuff in the works! So, please stick around!
I know, I know, Sunday Comics were phoned in, there was no Monday Message, and there wasn’t a fun Wednesday graphic. It’s been a busy week. To make a long story short, at this moment, we think my dad is finally cancer free after a three and a half year battle! Please Knock on wood, kiss your lucky rabbit foot, and keep your fingers crossed! (Fun fact about Little em, I opened the shop the same day my sister had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her lung. The launch was planned, the cancer was not.)
A few weeks ago, my dad was pitching product ideas to me, and he mentioned the word, ENDURE. He said Endure has sort of been his mantra through this whole cancer thing, but it would probably resonate with a lot people. The dictionary definition of Endure gives me complacency vibes, but that’s not how I’m choosing to define it. To me, it means staying tough while you fight through whatever it is that is causing you pain, or discomfort, or frustration. When you’re about to give up, don’t. Endure it. Work through it. You can do it! You are so much tougher than you think.
This post is super cheesy, but I’m optimistic today. And I'm rooting for you.
I'm posting this clip from The Sandlot simply because it makes me feel good.
July 4th feels different this year. July 4th is different this year.
The country is going through, and growing through something.
You're a mess, but you're my mess.
Happy Birthday America
Since March 24th, the people of my city have been ordered to Stay Home. At the time, I didn’t know what that would mean for the city, or for the people. What I also didn’t know, was that I would end up watching 13 entire television series. THIRTEEN. That’s sixteen thousand, one hundred fifty three minutes of television. That adds up to 11 days. I’ve "Stayed Home" for 80 days, and 11 of them were JUST spent on television.
That number only includes the shows I watched from start to finish. It doesn’t include the countless hours of News I've watched, or the all The Office mini marathons I've had (I'm watching The Office right now as I make this post). When I first had the idea for this post I thought it would be fun to write a review for each show, but then I did the math. After counting up the minutes, and realizing I spent 11 days watching television, (3 of those days are JUST Riverdale!!) I realized I’ve wasted A LOT of my time.
So, instead of giving you a well thought out review, I’m just going to give you a sentence each. If you’ve seen any of these shows, give me your one sentence review in the comments!
Before I go, I just wanted to say thank you for reading this post. If you have any recommendations for other good shows, let me know!
Please be safe out there and please just do your best for the human race!