Friday, July 2, 2010

or if you want, we'll just stay here.



This picture made my whole day. Clint, wearing my new glasses (which are being exchanged because they look way better on him than me), a guitar cable wrapped around his neck, and that funny look on his face.

Clint has been buying and selling guitars and amps ever since we've been married. It's a never-ending conversation around our house. He'll tell me he found his "dream" guitar or amp and that once he has it he'll never want anything else, ever again. Then a month later someone is at our house buying it (always for much more than he initially paid) and he's agonizing over what to get next. It's pretty hilarious. And cute. And also a good way to practice for much bigger ventures he has in mind. Example: this email he sent me the other day while appraising a commercial property at work...

"it's worth about nine million bucks if it's all leased up. it's vacant now so it's only worth 5.5 million. which means, we should buy it, lease it, and then sell it for over 3 million more than what we got it for. that's the future."

Glad I married a go-getter. Even if it means I'm learning way more about guitars than I ever cared to know.

p.s. a quick SUMMER SALE on everything in the vintage shop!

18 comments:

  1. great photo! at least he's trying to make money at it right? i swear every week graham wants to buy something {usually not cheap} and swears up and down that if he gets that he won't need anything else. ha. not likely. it's a vicious cycle. good thing i love him! :)

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  2. i know from first hand experience that this picture is capturing just a single flash of a moment; however, if i look at it objectively, it kind of appears that the subject of the photo is frozen with that look on his face due to some bizarre and unfortunate circumstance--a stroke maybe? a lobotomy perhaps?

    i figure when i have Alzheimer's it will be this look all the time.

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  3. I do this with bicycles all the time, I always go to my wife, and say I can clean it and fix it up and sell it for way more than I bought it for!

    Then it turns into a bicycle filled patio.

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  4. i'm sure you've already considered this but you should exchange those glasses for a monocle... you could totally pull it off.

    trying not to laugh, imagining clint with alzheimer's after his comment.

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  5. also, you have some amazing finds in your vintage shop. i could spend hours looking at the great pieces there.

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  6. i got some warby parker's too! except i exchanged mine twice, haha. sometimes you just think something will look good, then...well, it doesn't. haha, which is why i love that company for being able to return them!

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  7. Sounds exactly like Brig except he does that with bikes!

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  8. i have a pair of warby parkers on order! fingers crossed that they look good.

    this picture is too perfect.

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  9. That's funny those glasses look better on Clint than you (although I haven't seen them on you so I can't agree) b/c he looks like his mom with those on. Don't tell him I said that. :)

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  10. That is such a great picture!

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  11. Anonymous7/06/2010

    Why are your etsy items so expensive? $18 for an owl pot holder? $65 for a frumpy dress? You've got to be kidding. No wonder your things rarely sell.

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  12. our items are reasonably priced for what they are -- unique, vintage finds. we have a wide range of prices based on the style, quality and condition of an item.

    it takes a lot if time to find, photograph, edit, list, package & mail everything - and on top of that, etsy & paypal both take fees out. so you can understand why it's not really worth it for us to sell something at a very low price point.

    AND i must add that we are quite happy with the number of sales we get. we are doing well! there is an audience (clearly not you! and that's ok) for our shop. how else can you explain that i just sold a beautiful, amazing dress for $214?

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  13. Hey anonymous, where's your etsy shop? Please post a link showing us the massive number of sells you rack up on a daily basis due to your vastly superior ability to sell items at the optimal intersection of price point, cost and profit margins.

    Or maybe you don't know what you're talking about.

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  15. awesome anonymous comment. things are always so much spicier around here when you allow anonymous comments. don't ever stop.

    perhaps those who don'tt want to pay the price of the items in your etsy shop would enjoy a trip to their local thrift store to find their own treasures.

    and that picture of clint is so great. that is exactly what he looks like when i picture him in my mind. with the red chord thing around his neck even. just lovely. i bet he looked just like that while typing out his latest comment.

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  16. what a cute blog! your home is amazing!

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  17. you guys are so funny. love the picture.

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  18. i love those glasses! you should keep them. i want them

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