Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Summertime Messin' Around

One of the very BEST things about summertime for teachers is all the time we have to just mess around and do the stuff we never have time or energy to do. For me, at least this summer, that's looked like putting a bunch of stuff on eBay and Craigslist to divert myself from thinking about whether or not I'm about to get a call offering me a job. Yesterday, I found yet ANOTHER internet diversion for myself.



So now....we can all sport willful grace merchandise! I've been getting emails from Cafe' Press for a while about setting up my own "store". The thing that's really cool about this place is that you can design your own stuff. So, let's say one of you (maybe Kurt) decides your Mr. Bubble t-shirt is worn to a frazzle and you need a new one. You can't find those anywhere and you don't even recall where you got the original. All you have to do is find your own Mr. Bubble graphic, build yourself a .JPG file in some program (even Microsoft Paint will do that), and viola' you've got a brand spankin' new Mr. Bubble t-shirt! You can even make a Mr. Bubble mousepad, coffeemug, or framed print! Or, you could decide to replace your Mr. Bubble shirt with a willful grace one! That's even better! All proceeds from the sale of willful grace STUFF will go to my own personal young men's college fund. (not kidding)


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10 comments:

Robert said...

Excellent ideas! You could even start a cult, and we could all have matching "Willful Grace" t-shirts!
I'm sure that we could come up with some great one-liners/slogans for the shirts (which will, of course, be referred to as "divinity garments" by cult members).

grace said...

Robert: I deem you head cult member in charge of selling willful grace STUFF. This will likely be THE most important leadership position in the entire cultish organization. Don't fail me my young padawan (sp?).

kurt_t said...

I'm gonna order some boxer shorts!

If we're going to start a cult, I want to be The Perfect One.

grace said...

Kurt: hee hee! I'm glad you caught my little message of encouragement for buying the shorts! I didn't take the time to comment on all the products, but just couldn't resist that one! I did forgo putting up the willful grace thong (i kid you not).
I think you'll be as good a Perfect One as anyone, maybe even better ;), the post is yours!

Inheritor of Heaven said...

I think one might need binoculars to see the text as written on the "willful grace thong".
I like the idea for proceeds to go to the college fund. Now you got me thinking of what I could sell for my cult (I will need a flashy name to compete with your cult) in order to raise fund for year two of daughter inheritor's college bill.

Robert said...

I like the simple and sincere quotation. -- 'tho it is not something one would expect on a thong. Perhaps something more casual: "Willful Grace Cult:
Because buttermilk pie tastes better than koolaid." (Recognizing, of course, that anyone under 30 and not a reader of this blog would never get the reference.)

grace said...

Inheritor: Just join my cult. Don't start your own. I already have a marketing guy AND the perfect one.

Robert: I'm glad you're thinking about these things. That's the sort of dedication I like to see in my cult members. I love the slogan....but....you gotta think about our market....anyone who "gets" that won't be *ahem* stupid enough to join a cult! ha! How about something more like..."willful grace cult: because boxers and a tee will show off your figure better than a robe."

Inheritor of Heaven said...

So, you are saying that you are selling enough cult stuff to pay for your kids AND my kids college?
Also, if I join your cult, then how will I get my power-hungry manipulation needs met?
:)

grace said...

Inheritor: Good Grief! Ok, fine...you can be in charge of the college we'll set up. *geez* I'm beinning to see why these things usually come to such tragic endings. I better start stocking up on buttermilk pie ingredients.

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