Etsy Tips by Sellers for Sellers

10 Sep

So in attempts of trying to promote my shop I’ve been doing a lot of reading up on Etsy Success and to be honest it can be overwhelming or complicated. So I decided to simplify it. I went into one of the Etsy Teams I’m a member of and asked them to answer the question “Whats the most important thing for Etsy success in just one tip” I figured this would narrow it down to the things people really thought were the most important because obviously there are a lot of aspects to it. Here was the great response I got. I’ll start with mine.

1. Views do not mean sales. Dont focus too much on the views your shop gets, you’ll make yourself crazy. Confession: I totally do this. I have the Etsy app on my phone which makes it wayyyyyy too easy. Here isan example of my Stats a few days this week

I had a good week yes, but clearly views don’t mean anything as far as sales.

2. The one that seems to be the most popular is to have a really good photos. Since the buyers are not able to pick up and hold the product in their hands this is the only way they can get an idea of what the product is and looks like in addition to what kind of quality it is. Don’t make your backgrounds too busy. Look at these 2 photos, the first one is a lovely  pair of earrings but a horrible picture ( don’t worry its my own picture I didn’t sabotage anyone’s shop )

 

The first picture is clear enough for you to see the earrings however the background is sooo distracting. The second photo is clear, and the product is the focal point.  Hint #1:  a lightbox is a great option for good photos and they are easy enough to make. Check out this tutorial Hint#2 You don’t need a crazy camera to get a good picture, to be quite honest, i use my phone to take the majority of my pictures ( I probably just made someones heart palpitate )

Here’s a photo from my shop taken by my phone:

Not a bad photo right?  The key is in the editing.

3.  Bill from Red River Antiques said this “The more listings you have, the better your chances are of being noticed and making a sale. You are competing with millions of other products online! ” I would absolutely agree with that, Ive been slowly growing my shop and i started making a steady amount of sales once i had more then 2 pages of products.

4. Debroah from TinTeddy says “If you are selling something very similar to lots of other people you will have to work much harder to promote your shop, and can not rely on getting hits from just having good SEO. ” Very true. Etsy is tough because there is so much competition and sometimes you will see shops with terrible pictures and ugly products but they have 400 + sales and you wonder why your really pretty, well crafted photos, listings aren’t selling. They are probably promoting themselves better or found a way to market themselves in a way that stands out. A friend of my, Jordan of Jordandene started making “Crayon Ammo Belts” There is literally no other result on Etsy when you type in Ammo belt. She created a completely original product and it stands out.

5 Speaking of Jordan… Jordan from Jordandene gave some really interesting advice which is something i hadn’t ever read before. “Ask someone else’s honest opinion of your product before you list it.” and “Think about your product from the point of view of the buyer” I believe most of us generally create things that we would buy, but as we all know everyone does not have the same taste. You may create something awesome you think is going to sell like hot cakes and then list it and it gets very little views let alone sells rapidly. If I have learned anything about Etsy it is that its unpredictable. The 2 items I sell/have sold in the past were not my own ideas. They were gifts someone asked me to create that I did and later listed on Etsy that happened to sell really well. Then, items I think are going to sell well just don’t.  When you create something do a few things first. 1.Ask someone else if they would buy your product. 2. Think about your item from the point of view of the buyer.  Anyone who has basic training in sales knows that people buy things for 2 reasons. Emotional and Logical.  If the purchase is a logical one the item they are considering buying will speak for itself. It will either work or it won’t they like it or they don’t.  However, If it is Emotional, they need to justify the purchase. Help them out by your description. How will they use it? How will it make them feel?  If it is a accessory suggest the type of outfit they could wear it with. If it is a personalized item suggest that this is gift that will stay with them for a lifetime, never lose its meaning, they can decide what it says… and so on….

6. Leslie from AuntMatildasJewlery says “Listing an item, is just the beginning. You need to work it. Participate in team activities, help promote others, and share information. ” I cannot stress this enough. You can’t just list something and expect it to sell itself. You definitely have to do these things.. Get on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Wanelo, Instagram, Etsy Teams, Forums and other things. And by get on them I don’t mean just listing your products and walking away… These things are social network. The key word is social, chat with and friend other users. They more you interact with others they more they will look at your products when you post things. If you just use these avenues to post your own products eventually people will just look over them.

Lastly and most Obviously…..

7. Barbara from AuntBsAttic said ” LOVE what you make – and believe in yourself. If you don’t love it – you can’t sell it. And if you don’t believe in yourself – and project that in a business manner – know one else will believe . . . “   This is pretty obvious and I bet its the most forgotten tip ever.  Remember why you started your Etsy shop in the first place!

 

I hope these things were useful to you! These are all tips I have started to take advantage of and since seen good results. I’m not a top seller on Etsy by any means but I have had steady sales for this month and its been a good source of side money. If you have a minute stop by my shop!

 

Chelsea

A unique personalized “2nd year anniversary” gift.

4 Sep

 

Hi everyone! so these pillows are something that have gotten a lot of attention on my Etsy so wanted to share it with all of you. I had a friend not too long ago tell me that she and her husband were starting to do the traditional anniversary gifts… and that the 2nd year anniversary gift was supposed to be cotton… we chatted for a while about what she should get him… t shirt? no… boring… socks? lame…. blanket? nope. I said hey I know, I can make you something! a half an hour later we had formulated a plan to make personalized pillows that had the date of her wedding on it along with lines from their wedding songs. Days later she presented her husband with these!

Their song was Everlong by the Fu Fighters

Then weeks ago my friends were getting married and I struggled with what to get them! Its so hard… registry item, money? So again I decided to make them these pillows ( Sorry Ally and Ben if you haven’t opened them yet)

Here is the happy couple.

And here are some i just think came out really well and personally my favorite so far.

These are a great gift for those celebrating a 2nd anniversary because it is a very unique approach to the “cotton anniversary ” gift, and it is affordable enough. We all know marriages are tough in the beginning and this is a good price for those on a tight budget. They can be found here!

Intrigued being giveaway!

8 Aug

Hello Hello! Yesterday I posted on my Facebook about a giveaway I was going to do when I got to 100 likes! I was blown away when I saw that I was up to 100 likes within the hour! Granted I only have 10 or more to go but still….. Anyone with a business page knows that’s not super easy. Any how I struggled on decided on what I should giveaway so I decided to give you the choice ! you can either win this brown and white floral clutch!

or! This black wrap bracelet or necklace

When the winner is chosen I will contact you and you can tell me which you would like!

The giveaway will be open until august 17th!

So here is how to enter….

1. Like my Facebook page if you haven’t already

https://www.facebook.com/intriguedbeing

2. Like the post announcing the giveaway on Facebook.

(you will see if when you go to the Facebook if you didn’t already)

3. Share that link on your personal Facebook page

4. Follow me on twitter if you have one

https://twitter.com/intriguedbeing

For extra entries!

1. share the link to my Facebook page giveaway on your business page ( if you have one )

DIY Mineral Veil

29 Jun

So I found something fantastic floating around that I decided to try out and it worked out great! If you’ve ever used Mineral Veil by Bare Escentuals you’ll know what a great product it is. It is a light finishing powder that goes on over all your other makeup at the end without a heavy caked on feeling. If you’re anything like me, constantly looking for a product to keep your face from looking shiney 2 hours after you apply makeup and also through the day this is a great product. It keeps your face a matte finish as well as minimizes your pores.. This tutorial is a way to make your own that works just as well and you’ll be surprised to see how common the ingredients are!

-1 tablespoon of corn starch

-1/2 teaspoon

That’s it! shake it together and there you go.  You can add shimmer or bronzer, or powdered foundation if you want some color or shimmer to it! I added a little of all 3. Because of the summer months my skin is a little tanner, I added some bronzer, a little bit of highlighter powder and a little bit of powder foundation. But if you want to keep a matte colorless look just skip this last step!

I love it to death, I bring it with me everywhere I go in my purse. It minimizes my pores, soaks up the oil keeping my makeup looking fresh and gives me an airbrush finish.

These are the two colors I used in mine, more bronze than shimmer

and look how transparent it is!

Color Me Rad Philly 5k

22 Jun

Oh man it has been such a long time since I have posted! well Im back with some exciting things to post about! We had a chance to do some awesome runs this summer such as the Tough Mudder

It was an awesome experience and do I even need to say ridiculously hard?

But more recently the Color Me Rad 5k in phlly this year! hear are some pictures!!

BEFORE

Jay and I, so rad, so early in the morning! 5:30am came way too fast.

And After.


And of course one of these.

It was a great experience and I would encourage everyone to do this at least once!

 

Christmas Mitten Stocking!

9 Dec

So this year I decided to decorate a little part of my home for Christmas and I tried to figure out where to buy a cool stocking. Then it occured to me. Ill just make one… So i looked up a bunch of stocking patterns and I decided it was too challenging for me to try to figure out with little time so Ithought…. Ill just make a giant mitten! Its practically the same right? I mean a stocking is just a giant sock so anyway thats what I did! It knit up very fast and it was even better because I only had to make one. It is for sale in my shop right now so hurry and order so you can get it up before Santa comes!

A confession from Ben Stein

9 Dec

Stole this from a friend of mine. Its good to remember whats important around Christmas.

 

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God ? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

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In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it…. no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.”

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Homemade pierogies and ice cream recipe

29 Nov

 

 

 

So… we were in a busy cooking frenzy this weekend! besides Thanksgiving obviously, we made pierogies and ice cream from scratch! My grandma used to make pierogies and i loved them… I always tried them every time I got the chance but none of them quite lived up to my grandmas… Until my wonderful boyfriend started to make them… I dont remember if they were just as good or better then my grandmas all I know is that they were awesome… As far as the recipe.. its pretty simple we made a basic pasta dough… which we are learning everyone does very differently with different results… and filled them with potatoes, gouda cheese, and onions!

So heres the handy pasta maker, flattener thing…

 

And heres anthony putting the dough through the pasta flattener thing…

 

Fold it in half and mush the ends with a fork! mine were not that good.

then boil till they float, and fry for a min or two.

This picture is from a special Ant ran at work!  ….. he served it with sautéed bacon, onions and apples

And we made ice cream!

We actually made 2… The first was a banana ice cream, but we changed the recipe a bit and ended up with something that tasted just like banana bread ice cream! but the second one was really awesome it was a Kahlua, chocolate chip ice cream… This is more or less the recipe we used. changed a bit

 

Ingredients: 8 large egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1 qt half-and-half 1 tbsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup espresso (brewed double-strength, cold) 1/2 cup kahlua (coffee liqueur) 8 oz semisweet chocolate (chopped)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Place a large mixing bowl in the freezer.
  2. In another large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale yellow. In a saucepan bring the half-and-half to a boil. Gradually pour into the egg mixture, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Let stand 5 minutes and then chill.
  3. Stir the vanilla, cold espresso and Kahlua into the chilled custard. Pass through a fine strainer. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When the ice cream is nearly done, melt the chocolate over simmering water.
  4. Transfer the frozen ice cream into the chilled bowl from the freezer. Pour in the melted chocolate, stirring and mixing vigorously with a wooden spoon. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm.

And of course the dogs had to sit and watch. … or beg.

and this is my all time favorite fattie photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Interview with 30 Rocks, Dot Com!

23 Nov

 

 

 

 

 

So yesterday I had the awesome opportunity to interview an actor from one of my favorite shows, 30 rock! Kevin Brown aka Dot Com! So here it is!

 

 

 

( i started by introducing myself and telling him a little about my lovely cyber corner of the internet )

Me: So, are there any type of blogs that you follow?

Dot Com: No

me: Im guessing you don’t have the time?

Dot Com: Well its not so much that. Im just now getting into some of the..I guess there called social media. Im a late comer. So now that Im becoming more aware of them I will begin to migrate to them, Im just a late comer. When all of my friends were playing video games on the play station 3 and the xbox, I was still happy playing them on the original play station. I just that guy, Im late for the party

Me: What age did you start acting at?

Dot Com: I don’t know remember my age, but what I’ve learned early in acting is that our chronological age doesn’t matter, the only thing that matters is the age range you can play so um the funny thing about me is that whenever I get new representation they always ask for new headshot’s but the thing about me is I have looked the same age and the same way for the last 15 years so my age almost doesn’t matter, you’ll look at me and Ive always looked between mid to late 30′s early 40′s. Thats how I’ve looked for the last 15 years so thats how it was when I started

Me: I read in your bio that you started ” The Uptown Comedy Club”, I haven’t seen it but its a sketch comedy show… similar to maybe an SNL?

Dot Com: yeah well the TV show was a sketch show but it was an actual club in Harlem for years before and after the TV shows in Harlem for 10 years then on tv for 2 seasons but yes even though it climaxed the club it was just a small piece of it, it was an actual working club in Harlem where a lot of todays best Urban comics started at.

Me: Does it still exist now ?

Dot Com: No, uh… we closed in maybe 2001-2002 we never recovered from 9/11 even though the club was uptown in harlem we had a lot of tourist come support the venue but after people stopped traveling to NY for a while after the 9/11 thing happened it really impacted my business. You know about 60% of my business was tourist coming in so we never survived that and had to let it go

Me: Does your brother still act?

Dot Com: No, he doesn’t act. He’s my manager so he’s actively involved in my career.

Me: Is that the only brother?

Dot Com: Yes, I have one older brother and one younger sister.

Me: does your sister act?

Dot Com: No, she is a film major and she’s great at writing scripts and things like that, she’s part of my team though she’s great at helping out with ideas

Me: I read that you have managed and coached comedians such as Tracy Morgan …. I would have never thought of comedy being something you could teach, how does that happen really?

Dot Com: yeah thats a common misconception because I was never the funny guy, you know when you talk to people like Tracy Morgan… there are always comedians who have the story like Martin Lawerence who have the story of you know him being funny in school, every great comedian has that story, they were disruptive in school and the teacher says if your good now Ill give you 5 min at the end of class so a lot of the greats have that story who were always the funny guy and the life of the story. I don’t have that story. I was never the funny guy I was never the life of the party, I was never the funniest guy, I was never the funniest guy in the building, I was never the funniest guy in the conversations, you know I really had to go to the fundamentals of comedy to learn how to be funny. But yes, it can absolutely be taught. Its absolutely a skill, and it has rules ,and it has formulas , it has techniques and it can absolutely be taught.

Me: So that is what you taught to those actors?

Dot Com: Yeah, as a matter of I did some research, I read some books on comedy and stuff but basically when an audience, when a comedian, performs infront of an audience, the audience is talking to the comedian. So if the the audience boo’s you thats them telling you they don’t like what your saying, and in turn, instead of getting mad at the audience like a lot of comics do, what your supposed to do is listen and when they clap for you a little bit that means, ok theres something there but it needs more work and then when they clap for you a lot that means ok you hit the nail on the head, and then when they scream or fall out their chairs that means you got it, so all of those little non verbal communications the audience does. The audience is basically teaching you how to do comedy. And I learned that early on and I learned that I guess from my instincts but the idea is if you ever say things that make people scream, the idea is to string a whole bunch of that together. And it can happen throughout the day, if I say something to you in this interview and you just find it hi-la- rious, you know what im gonna do? the next interview im in im gonna say it again. people are gonna be like “oh he’s so funny he heee he’s brilliant ” and ill go ” yes I am “

So About 30 rock…

Me: Did you have any say in your name for the show, Dot com?

Dot Com: Well I have a say, but that was before 30 rock. Iwas going by the name Dot Com for years before 30 rock. it was way before, when I first started doing comedy, mind you this was 15 years ago come april, I was going by…In Urban comedy we all have… we all give ourselves these fancy stage names, these fly stage names to be known by and I was going by Big Kev, but what I started noticing that was from Kevin being a very common name every promoter, every DJ, everybody that was doing a birthday party whose name was Kevin started putting on their fliers that their name was Big Kev. ” Big Kev is doing a picnic, Big Kev is doing a book drive, DJ big Kev is doing a ya no concert,” so I needed to distinguish myself from all these other guys so maybe about 13 years ago I started calling myself Big Kev Dot Com I just added the dot com to distinguish myself from those guys, so I was using that name for you know the next 3 or 4 years.. and the last time I had seen Tracy Morgan I was going by the name Big Kev Dot Com. So I hadn’t seen Tracy for about 8 years, and when we had both showed up to shoot the Pilot for 30 rock he didn’t know that I just happened to be coincidentally one of the guys picked to be part of his entourage but I didn’t have a character name because I was just supposed to be part of the posse you know one of the big guys that hung with Tracy we were just called his posse so when we were shooting the pilot and he found out I was there, we had our happy reunion, and then he turned and introduced me to Tina Fey, so he turned and said ” Tina this is my man Dot Com, Dot Com, this is Tina” and that was how I met Tina for the first time, we were already shooting the Pilot. So um after the show got picked up and we were shooting a couple episodes of 30 rock they said “Dot Com the writers really like what your doing on the show and there going to start writing you in” and I said ” with lines and more money?” and they were like ” yes with lines, and more money” and I was like great where do I sign! and when I saw my first script that I was written into with dialogue it just said Dot Com, yeah so they didn’t ask me my opinion they might of said ‘no we cant name him by his real name’ but it actually was what they called me and Grizz is was what they called him before the show.

Me: So when you think about your time on the show, is there any one episode that stands out in your mind?

Dot Com: Yeah absolutely, the one episode that stands out in my mind is the Midnight Train to Georgia episode. Where Gladys Knight was on the show, and uh kenneth was leaving the show and we all broke out into song and dance. We sang a version of Midnight Train to Georgia that was a lot of fun and that was very exciting, I loved that episode.

Me: So in the one episode “Audition Day” you got an audition for a part on the show, TGS, do you think Dot Com could have been a good addition to the TGS show?

Dot Com: I think Dot Com could have been a great addition to the show, I think he could run, I think he could be a great addition to running the studio, running the network, producing the show, uhm I think Dot Com has a great recruiting of ideas and what I like as they develop the character is that somehow Dot Com ends up in a situation where somebody passes his ideas along to someone else. I remember the episode where Tracy Jordans wife thought he needed new writers and she said ” Grizz, Dot Com come up with some new ideas” and finally Dot Com has a chance to share his ideas, then there was another where dot com develops a show called “Lets stay together” and that turned into a pilot and I just love that Dot Com is able to get the opportunity to present his creativity.

Me: I thought that would have been funny, especially because of Tracy and his jealousy issues…

Dot Com: Yeah you know Dot Com is one of those characters… Ithink he can interact well. As he evolves… they show that Dot Com can interact well with all of the cast of the show but for the most part of it his range is limited to his interaction with Tracy and Grizz but I think those moments when he does interact with Alec Baldwin, or Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon that works out pretty well too. OH and another episode that I really enjoyed was when Liz Lemon was trying to get the apartment next door and she has the neighbor, and she says I want Dot Com to pretend he’s my boyfriend, astronaut …. I cant remember his name ..

Me….Mike Dexter…

Dot Com: Yes, Mike Dexter, and then I come banging on the door and im talking all loud trying to intimidate this guy, I thought that was moment was Hi-lar-ious I remember reading the script for the first time and I just thought that was the funniest thing I had seen. I thought that was sooo funny. I didn’t just think that was funny because I was apart of it I just thought that moment was hil-arrrrr-ious.

Me: It was, also, Dot Coms character is kind of a big teddy bear

Dot Com: Yes yes it definitely was

Me: So the new season is starting soon… is there anything you can tell me about it ?

Dot Com: Unfortunately I am part of Tracy Morgan’s posse… and I say unfortunately because you know I hang around with tracy and I start to pick up Tracy’s bad habits. So Tracy, and Im talking about Tracy Morgan now, Tracy Morgan doesn’t read scripts. OK, he doesn’t read scripts until were shooting. I mean he’ll read it at the table reads and he’ll never look at it again until were filming then he picks it up and starts to read it. The point is I picked up that bad habit where I don’t read scripts anymore. I just show up, they put papers in front of my and I just read it right there, I don’t remember scripts. I just come and go ‘Tell me what you want me to do and ill do it” so unfortunately Im not up to speed on the new season. Actually, when you do these award shows, they ask the actors to submit a list of episodes to be considered for the award shows so I got a email asking me what episodes from last season can be submitted for the award show and I couldn’t even answer the question. I couldn’t do anything because I have no memory. I just said I don’t know, I don’t remember what happened last season

me: I guess ill just have to be patient

Dot Com: haha yeah, I cant help you, Im gonna be finding things out the same time as you.

 

Me: If there was any career you could have been other then and actor or a comedian what would it have been?

Dot Com: hum… any career other then an actor or comedian…..well you know what, I came up in the martial arts and when I came up there was no real way to make money being a martial artist other then teaching, or doing security both things I did. But they have this MMA thing now, this MMA fighting its so huge right now, I wish the MMA had existed when I was coming up in martial arts because I would have loved to do that. And I secretly had a dream to be a stripper I always wanted to be a stripper, I thought that would have been sexy And I always wanted to be a forest ranger.

Me: Besides the martial arts, do you have any other hobbies?

Dot Com: uhmmmmm…. lemme see, you know what I do stand up comedy professionally, and I do acting professionally but those are really hobbies for me. Like those are things that I loveeeee doing that I would do for free. If I wasn’t getting paid to do comedy if I wasn’t getting paid to act I would still do it. So I consider those hobbies that im just so blessed to get paid to do but those are absolutely hobbies. well you know what, I just started a new hobby, Bickram Yoga, Bickramyoga is different, it takes place in a room that is 109 degrees.

Me: your obviously a really giant man, but Grizz is even bigger… So how big are you?

Dot Com: Im only 6 foot 5.

Me:… thats still really big. Do you get asked that question a lot?

Dot Com: Yes, I get asked that question quite a bit. The bizarre part is that because of Grizz I have to say ONLY.

Me: How big is he ?

Dot Com: He’s close to 7 feet. 6’11..7 feet.. something like that

Me: so the last question is..can you tell me about Dot Com for President?

Dot Com:  Dot Com for president, absolutely. You know the thing about Dot Com in the fictional Dot Com and the real life Dot Com, the both of them are very bright, they are both very rational and have excellent leadership qualities, and as I watch some of these corn balls who come up and try to claim that they want to be our president of the United States… I get the same feeling when I started doing comedy, I blame comedians for allowing me to do stand up comedy, its comedians fault because I was a business man prior to doing stand up comedy. I was producing tv shows… running a comedy club and things like that and there honestly should have been no way that I should have been able to do comedy, but I would watch stand up comedians do their job and they were so awful at it. I said to myself id be sitting at home thinking ‘Oh there awful, I can do better then them” and thats how I felt when I decided to do comedy id go oh my goodness this guy is awful I could do a better job at that, and get paid for it” and thats what I did. and thats what I feel when I watch these so called political clowns try to be president of the US, are you serious? I watch these clowns, and im calling them clowns – im not kidding, and I say look at these clowns ! I could do better then that! and thats my motivation and I watch these guys…You could take the brightest guy in the world, because I really think Barak Obama is one of the brightest guys, but you could take the brightest guys in the world and the situation .. .were in such a bad state that he can’t even fix the problem because were so corrupt… and were in such a deep hole. You know he can only run for so many terms, you know he only gets 2 terms, OK, I say we give him his two terms, he kills Bin Laden, he kills Gaddhafi … all these things happen on his watch. He’s and American hero, give him whatever he wants. but I watch these clowns come and try to run our country and Im like wouldn’t it be great if a guy like Dot Com just a regular guy a regular good guy, if you saw his name on the ballot wouldn’t you vote for that guy? wouldn’t you? you’d have to! you’d have to see what this Dot Com guy would say. And I believe Im up for the challenge and I believe I can out debate most of these guys that our out there debating. I believer I can out maneuver these guys. Its gonna sound like a survivor ad, I can outwit, outthink, outmaneuver any of these guys… The thing I see them saying, see them doing…… So yes to make a long story short, yeah Dot Com is capable of being the president of the United States but I’l accept president of the internet, I’ll accept president of twitter. By the way my twitter is @dotcom30rock. so you know I’d accept some of those smaller offices, president of twitter, president of the internet you know just to prepare myself for president of the United States

Me: So if elected president, whats one thing you would change?

Dot Com: hum well I have a comical side and I have a serious answer… The serious answer is that you know were at war right now, were spending millions of dollars on war and other things but were really at war with ourselves. There are people in charge that just run everything they have all the nations money and they spend it in the worst ways while there are people right here who need it, who don’t have food, water, shelter, clothes, education. I would find a way to help those people out here

Me: And the comical answer?

Dot Com: Well you know how in a relationship theres a side of the bed you have? You don’t talk about it, you don’t decide. It just happens the first time you go to bed together and then thats your side. Well I would pass a law that says when you wake up in the morning you cant say anything until you get up and wash that mess out of your mouth. No morning talking.

Me: hah, Do you have a campaign manager?

Dot Com: Well I have 2 ideas, both from 30 rock actually, uh Tracy and Jack Donaghy. But im not sure about Jack, I think he’s running for Mayor so maybe well team up….

Me: Well if they fall through let me know, ill be your campaign manager…

Dot Com: hah I will I will

It was so much fun talking to him, he was such a nice pleasant guy. I cant wait for the new season of 30 rock to start!

 

Tiny Knit Projects!

21 Nov

So tiny things are always cuter… everyone knows that. Last night I got inspired and I wanted to make a few new tiny things…. So here they are so far! First is  a tiny yarn ball and knitting needle Christmas tree ornament! Or decoration, I guess you can really do whatever you want with it and here they are!

 

It kinda looks like gary the snail…..

Anyway, here is the the necklace!

Both things are now for sale on my etsy!

ALSO! GREAT NEWS! This whole week everything in my store is 25% off!